Sustainable Growth:

Effective Management

Effective Planning

The Art, Science, and Practice

 

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"Men don't plan to fail, they fail to plan."  ~ William J Siegel

"Plans are nothing; planning is everything." ~ General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Steps in the Planning Process

Adapted from Powerful Planning Skills, by Peter Capezio

  1. Define the overall purpose or goal

  2. Determine the major components or objectives of the plan... More

Coaching Yourself

Steps in the Planning Process

The Easy Way To Put Your Business Plans Into Action

Venture Planning

Venture Planning Checklist

Venture Financing

How Investors Read a Business Plan

Investment Criteria and Business Plan Evaluation by VC Investors

Business Plan

Startup Business Plan

Business Plan Dos and DONíTs

Developing a Business Plan for e-Ventures

Executive Summary Sample: Strategic Incubator International

 

 

Strategic Management

Enterprise Strategy

The Strategist's 15 Rules

Strategic Thinking

Strategic Planning

Enterprise Business Planning

While planning is conducted on a regular and formal basis, many organizations do not communicate these plans throughout their business due to their confidential nature. However, the business is expected to achieve these plans, even though they have not been communicated. Enterprise planning allows a more collaborative approach to the production and setting of organizations business objectives. Managers at various levels in the organization are involved in the planning process thus engendering an ethos of ownership and buy-in from those individuals targeted with achieving the planned objectives.1

 Lessons from Jack Welch  3Ss of Winning in Business

Self-confidence: Self-confident people donít need to wrap themselves in complexity and all that clutter that passes for sophistication in business. Self-confident leaders produce simple plans, speak simply, and propose big clear targets... More

 Jack Welch's 5 Strategic Questions

 Articulate Your Vision

 Stretch Goals

 

Strategic Planning

In the new business environment of rapid changes, heightened risk and uncertainty, developing effective strategies is critical. They prepare executives to face the strategic uncertainties ahead and serve as the focal point for creative thinking about a company's vision and direction.

Many companies get little value from their annual strategic-planning process however. To meet the new challenges, this process should be redesigned to support real-time strategy making and to encourage 'creative accidents'... More

 Corporate Strategy: 2 Logics

 Blue Ocean vs. Red Ocean Strategy

 Results-based Leadership

Business Plan

Business plans are an important test of clarity of thinking and clarity of the business. It is important that everyone involved in your effort has a clear understanding of your objectives. A good plan achieves that.

Business plan is typically designed for either or both of the following purposes:

  1. To establish a framework for management to use as they pursue the enterprise objectives

  2. To convince an investor that a capital investment in the enterprise's business is a sound financial decision...  More

Venture Planning

Operations generate today's value, while ventures creates tomorrow's opportunities. The primary difference between operations planning and venture planning is uncertainty.  There are four keys to good venture planning:

  1. Focus on one venture at a time in one business area at a time.

  2. Discover the opportunity first, and then evaluate how to exploit it.

  3. Develop three cases good, bad and likely for each scenario of a venture concept.

  4. Identify what type of venture you want.  Each type has an entirely different model, implementation and end result.  Each demands a different entrepreneurial approach and each requires different management and style.. More

 

References:

  1. "Business Intelligence Systems", Clearview Business Intelligence