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Strategy Journeys

Strategy Journeys Author David Booth
ISBN-10 9781317049302
Release 2016-09-14
Pages 134
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Strategy Journeys starts from the premise that strategic planning suffers from a bad press: it can be seen as complex, technical, remote from the day-to-day reality of an organisation, undertaken by an elite specialist executive group, producing threatening changes whose rationale is barely understood – or, perhaps worse still, having no worthwhile impact at all. For many senior executives, strategic planning is too daunting a task, which is why they often seek help from those with the expertise to guide the process: they have a severe lack of confidence in their own ability to design, plan and implement such an important and major project. Yet organisations have never had greater need for a flexible, resilient and engaging approach to strategic planning than now. How do those leading an organisation know where to start, what approach to take and how to go about the process of strategic planning? David Booth aims to help them by demystifying the concept and propounding a ‘first principles’ approach to developing a strategic plan within the context of the individual organisation and with the flexibility to adapt the process to focus on what really matters. He suggests the key questions that should be asked when considering embarking on a strategic planning ‘journey’ to help design and guide the process.

Strategic Planning As Simple As A b c

Strategic Planning  As Simple As A b c Author David R. McClean
ISBN-10 9781483422435
Release 2015-01-20
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If your organization wants to get better at strategic planning, you could hire expensive consultants eager to charge you as much as they can. Or you could demystify the process by reading this guidebook written by an accomplished businessman and former military strategic planner who explains that strategic planning means doing the right things, which is much different than doing things right.

How to Think Strategically

How to Think Strategically Author Davide Sola
ISBN-10 9780273788836
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 280
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Discover how to become an effective strategic thinker Some people seem to achieve the best results, again and again. Is it luck? Or is it strategy? How to Think Strategically equips you with the skills you need to make the best decisions and develop a powerful strategic mindset. This hands-on guide tackles both the thinking and the doing, helping you develop a robust strategic plan. It offers a six-step framework that addresses key questions, including: Which core challenges do I need to overcome? How do I manage uncertainty and risk? How do I execute my business strategy? Visit for the accompanying app and the ‘Strategic Thinking Manifesto’.

Strategic Business Partner

Strategic Business Partner Author Dana Gaines Robinson
ISBN-10 9781442956162
Release 2009-01-09
Pages 384
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Strategic Business Partner has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Strategic Business Partner also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Strategic Business Partner book for free.

Morrisey on planning

Morrisey on planning Author George L. Morrisey
ISBN-10 IND:30000048064152
Release 1996
Pages 132
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The third volume in a three-volume series, A Guide to Tactical Planning offers all managers and professionals hands-on tools they can use to develop meaningful short-term results through tactical planning techniques. As with the other volumes in this series, George Morrisey--long recognized as a leading expert in the areas of planning and strategic thinking--offers his insights into how planning actually works in organizations. Succinct and easy to read, the books in this series can be used in any sequence, and stand on their own as individual guides to more effective planning. The companion volumes include Volume One: A Guide to Strategic Thinking, and Volume Two: A Guide to Long-Range Planning. Each draws on examples from individual departments and work units as well as from the perspective of the total organization, making them useful for all types of planning at any level of an organization.

Good Small Business Planning Guide

Good Small Business Planning Guide Author John Kirwan
ISBN-10 9781408109526
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 368
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Research shows that roughly half of all start-up businesses fail within the first three years, and the majority of failures happen because business owners aren't prepared enough to deal with the challenges that can affect them. In other words, they haven't done enough planning. Creating a business plan should be one of the first things you do when you think of starting up a company, and it's an important document to turn to time and again as your business develops - especially in these difficult financial times. Accessible and easy to read, the Good Small Business Planning Guide shows readers how to: Plan their business strategy Pitch their plan to raise funds Spot problems in advance and work out how to deal with them Update and refresh the plan for different audiences

The Thin Book Of SOAR

The Thin Book Of   SOAR Author Jacqueline M. Stavros
ISBN-10 9780982206867
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 49
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SOAR is the acronym of a new strategic planning process that is based on discovering and multiplying what the organization does well. SOAR takes the Appreciative Inquiry philosophy and applies it to provide a strategic thinking and dialogue process. The authors have been instrumental in developing this process and will share the concept and case studies to give you the confidence to try SOAR.

Making Strategy

Making Strategy Author Colin Eden
ISBN-10 9781446265192
Release 2013-04-04
Pages 528
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This book approaches strategy-making in a way that is designed to assist most organizations develop strategy appropriate to their size, purpose and resources. It provides a much-needed guide to the strategy-making process by: elaborating the key concepts and theories of strategic management; by illustrating through case vignettes the issues inherent in the process of strategy-making; and by providing extensive and detailed practical guidelines on the methods, techniques and tools employed in the case vignettes. Key themes explored are: the crucial significance of political feasibility; the role of participation; emphasis on stakeholder management; thinking about alternative futures within the overall process of stra

Leading Strategy Execution

Leading Strategy Execution Author Richard McKnight
ISBN-10 0982468318
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 291
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Far more than half of the strategic plans created every year fail to deliver the results expected from them. This resource explains how to beat those odds. Drawing on examples, the text provides down-to-earth guidance in how to do the work of strategy execution.

Strategy That Works

Strategy That Works Author Paul Leinwand
ISBN-10 9781625275219
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 288
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How to close the gap between strategy and execution Two-thirds of executives say their organizations don’t have the capabilities to support their strategy. In Strategy That Works, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why. They identify conventional business practices that unintentionally create a gap between strategy and execution. And they show how some of the best companies in the world consistently leap ahead of their competitors. Based on new research, the authors reveal five practices for connecting strategy and execution used by highly successful enterprises such as IKEA, Natura, Danaher, Haier, and Lego. These companies: • Commit to what they do best instead of chasing multiple opportunities • Build their own unique winning capabilities instead of copying others • Put their culture to work instead of struggling to change it • Invest where it matters instead of going lean across the board • Shape the future instead of reacting to it Packed with tools you can use for building these five practices into your organization and supported by in-depth profiles of companies that are known for making their strategy work, this is your guide for reconnecting strategy to execution.

The Art of Integrating Strategic Planning Process Metrics Risk Mitigation and Auditing

The Art of Integrating Strategic Planning  Process Metrics  Risk Mitigation  and Auditing Author J.B. Smith
ISBN-10 9780873899253
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 216
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The author’s lessons learned—during more than 25 years of hands-on quality management experience in environments including manufacturing, medical devices, military, aerospace, automotive, and logistics—are condensed in this book to provide reference material to both beginners and seasoned professionals in the development and sustainability of an effective quality and operational system. Experiences shared in this book include the design from ground zero-to-deployment, risk mitigation, and maintenance of quality standards such as ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO/TS 16949, TL 9000, FDA/GMP and C-TPAT standard, and Lean Six Sigma principles. The main focus of this book is to promote the use of the internal auditing tool as a feedback mechanism not only for compliance verification but also for the measurement and enhancement of the system’s effectiveness. The catalysts for this goal are: Auditing beyond compliance to include identification of improvement opportunities Use of process metrics as feedback mechanism in the discovery of hidden factories and risks Concepts and models discussed in this book are clearly illustrated using anonymous real-life examples encountered in day-to-day operations. These examples include lessons learned associated with compliance, continuous improvement, and techniques in the conversion of performance metrics as process indicators, savings’ generators, and risk mitigation. The examples and models are simple and easy to understand accompanied with templates for quick application on the creation of problem statements, root cause analysis methods, and design of action plans with measurement of success. Workshop modules for ‘training the trainers’ are included in this book with practical hands-on exercises on the different tools associated with problem solving, development of process metrics for risk mitigations and auditing.


ISBN-10 9781490741628
Release 2014-12-17
Pages 212
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It is acknowledged that the introduction of communication technology and computers of all kinds to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in recent decades has contributed significantly to bringing about a quantum leap in the employment of information to improve the lives of Saudis and to spur their development and well-being. It has also assisted in the transition of many sectors in the Kingdom from traditional patterns of knowledge to new patterns. The information society is a prerequisite for the establishment of the knowledge society, which we are striving to build in our country. The transition to a knowledge society has many requirements. Most notably, these requirements, with regard to the University, are: An educational system that provides pillars and mechanisms for knowledge and makes full use of them Effective bodies for research and development across all public and private sectors A strategic plan for making a radical change in the structure and regulations of higher education

Moments of Impact

Moments of Impact Author Chris Ertel
ISBN-10 9781451697698
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 272
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Moments of Impact is a book on a mission: to eradicate time-sucking, energy-depleting workshops and meetings. In our fast-changing world, organizations have important challenges and opportunities to address—and no time to waste. Moments of Impact delivers the single most useful resource for managers and leaders who need better strategic conversation—now—to shape the future of their organizations. Moments of Impact is an essential guide for ambitious leaders who get assigned the hardest and most vexing strategic issues in their organizations, for entrepreneurs trying to manage board expectations, for social change agents pioneering new business models for community impact, for hopeful educators and healthcare practitioners trying to transform slow-to-change industries, and for enterprising students committed to tackling global challenges. Drawing on decades of combined experience as innovation strategists, Ertel and Solomon articulate the purpose, principles, and practices of well-designed strategic conversations. They weave together a lively and compelling mix of social science theories and research, interviews with more than 100 thought leaders, organization leaders, and practitioners, as well as dozens of anecdotes and practical cases from diverse organizations. The book also includes a sixty-page Starter Kit with diagnostic questions, best practices, tips and suggestions, and recommended readings to enable you to put the ideas to work immediately.

Leadership for Health Professionals

Leadership for Health Professionals Author Gerald Ledlow
ISBN-10 9780763781514
Release 2010-10-25
Pages 407
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Strategic Planning For Dummies

Strategic Planning For Dummies Author Erica Olsen
ISBN-10 1118050568
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 384
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If you’re starting a new business or planning your business’s future, there are plenty of things you should take into account. Strategic Planning For Dummies covers everything you need to know to develop a plan for building and maintaining a competitive advantage — no matter what business you’re in. Written by Erica Olsen, founder and President of a business development firm that helps entrepreneurial-minded businesses plan for a successful future, this handy guide covers all the basics, including: How a strategic plan is different than a business plan Establishing a step-based planning process Planning for and encouraging growth Taking a long-view of your organization Evaluating past performance Defining and refining your mission, values, and vision Sizing up your current situation Examining your industry landscape Setting your strategic priorities Planning for unknown contingencies If you’re in business, you have to plan for everything — especially if you intend your business to grow. Whether you’re planning for a small business, large conglomerate, nonprofit, or even a government agency, this book has the planning specifics you need for your organization. Step-by-step, you’ll learn how to lay the foundations for a plan, understand how your plan will affect your business, form planning teams, discover what your strengths are, see where you are, and, finally, plan where you’re going. And there’s much more: Learn to analyze business trends that will determine your business’s future Set measurable, realistic goals that you can plan for and achieve Make strategic planning a habitual part of the organization Prioritize multiple strategies that you can implement simultaneously Set a defining vision for the organization that guides all your planning and strategy This friendly, simple guide puts the power of strategic planning in the palm of your hand. For small businesses that can’t afford to hire strategic planning consultants, it’s even more imperative. Careful, constant planning is the only way to handle an uncertain business future. With this book, you’ll have all the step-by-step guidance you need to ensure you’re ready for anything that comes.

The Institute Way

The Institute Way Author Howard Rohm
ISBN-10 0984569537
Release 2016-01-10
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The Institute Way has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Institute Way also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Institute Way book for free.

The Complete Guide to Knowledge Management

The Complete Guide to Knowledge Management Author Edna Pasher
ISBN-10 1118001400
Release 2011-01-13
Pages 224
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A straightforward guide to leveraging your company's intellectual capital by creating a knowledge management culture The Complete Guide to Knowledge Management offers managers the tools they need to create an organizational culture that improves knowledge sharing, reuse, learning, collaboration, and innovation to ensure mesurable growth. Written by internationally recognized knowledge management pioneers, it addresses all those topics in knowledge management that a manager needs to ensure organizational success. Provides plenty of real-life examples and case studies Includes interviews with prominent managers who have successfully implemented knowledge management structures within their organizations Offers chapters composed of short theoretical explanations and practical methods that you can utilize, based primarily on hands-on author experience Taking an intellectual journey into knowledge management, beginning with an understanding of the concept of intellectual capital and how to establish an appropriate culture, this book looks at the human aspects of managing knowledge workers, promoting interactions for knowledge creation and sharing.