Once you have a clear Vision of where you want to go, you need a strategic plan to get there. Hopefully your Vision is both grounded in reality and inspirational. To make a strategic plan, the Vision must require reaching (not too easy) and has to be reachable (not impossible).
If your Vision meets those criteria, you are well on your way to reaching that Vision. Strategic Planning is the act of creating a strategy for reaching your Vision, with sub-goals, a timeline, and regular reassessments. Additionally, it is important to create contingency plans, set up checkpoints in the timeline to make adjustments to the plan as needed, and maintain flexibility because nothing goes exactly as planned.
I can facilitate the creation of your strategic plan, and perhaps more importantly, ask probing questions to help you find the weak points, and then help you to brainstorm solutions to strengthen those points into a water-tight strategy. This usually includes the creation of a couple of contingency plans and regular checkpoints to make sure things are on track and adjusted as necessary.
Any time is a great time to review your strategic plan. If you have not taken a look at it for a while, be sure to dust it off and check where you are. If your strategic plan no longer seems relevant, it’s time to update it and make it fresh.
While you’re at it, how’s that Vision of yours? Without a good Vision, that strategic plan is unlikely to take you where you want to go. Need help? Perhaps it is time to go back to the drawing board and explore some Futuring and Visioning.
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