The many uses of a strategic planning facilitator. And the key qualities and skills to look for when selecting one.

A professional, external facilitator can provide lots of valuable support with an organisation’s strategic thinking and planning. More and more Boards and CEOs now use one. But exactly what potential uses can such a facilitator serve – beyond perhaps just the usual perception of someone running a workshop or meeting? Read more…

Goodbye to strategic planning. Hello to ‘agile’ strategy!

Traditional strategic planning is dying. In today’s dynamic world fewer and fewer organisations are practising the traditional process of ‘forecast ahead, prepare 3-year plan, then implement’. This rigid, ‘top-down’ approach is in complete contrast to the approach used today by many large and international companies, particularly leading tech companies (e.g. Read more…