Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Model – The Six Rings Model

This strategic planning model tool defines the six elements of a strategic plan and shows their relationship and inter-dependence. This is a valuable tool to use in guiding the strategic planning process. The Six Rings Strategic Planning Model Overview: The Six Rings Model starts with defining purpose and core values. A vision then flows from …

Defining a Competitive Strategy

This tool shows how to define a competitive strategy that will distinguish you from your competitors and enable your company to win and maintain market share. It employs a multi-step process that asks leaders to answer a logical series of questions related to the competition. Among other things, it results in an analysis of potential …

50+ Vision Statement Examples from High-Performing Organizations

Establishing good vision in an organization is the key to sharpening focus. A statement of vision says, “here’s our direction, here’s where we’re going, and here’s how we’re going to change the world.” This tool defines a successful vision and provides examples of good vision statements. (Updated for 2020) Successful Vision Vision is not simply …

Strategic Thinking and Planning

This article describes the characteristics of strategic thinking and planning. It lays out a series of strategic questions, recommendations, and strategic options. It shows the traps to avoid. We recommend this as an excellent guide to all strategic planning processes. Introduction to Strategic Thinking If you want to think strategically, we advise that you start …

Nine Types of Strategy

This tool concisely defines nine types of strategy. It lists the factors that should drive an organization’s choice of strategy and includes helpful hints guide your choice of strategy. This is an extremely useful tool to use as part of a strategic planning process. The type of strategy you ultimately choose is driven by these …

Strategic Options Impact Matrix

This strategic options impact matrix is great for assessing the relative value of various strategic options. It is useful for facilitating group discussions about alternative strategies. It has two dimensions: ease of implementation and degree of impact. This is a valuable tool for leaders who want to explore various strategic investments. Download Tool – “Strategic …