Secret Number 3: The Circle of Loss

Several years ago, a student of mine was not happy with how strategic planning was being carried out in her organization. She had attended my strategic management class at the university and was working for a large financial services organization in the Chicago area. She realized that this organization, according to my class, was not getting the benefits that strategic planning … [Read more...]

SECRET NUMBER 2: Your Head of Strategic Planning: Friend or Foe?

This is the the second part of a continuing series, so please check monthly for another secret. The subject of whether your head of strategic planning is a friend or foe is one of the most important issues in the success or failure of any type of organization. Most companies have a planning department, and the head of that department can be one of your great assets—or an … [Read more...]

The Secrets of Strategic Planning No One Discusses—and You Need to Know

This is the beginning of a series, so please check monthly for another secret. SECRET NUMBER 1: SECRECY A great obstacle to having powerful strategic plans and very effective implementation is the lack of deep understanding of what strategic planning is and how it should be developed. Most people agree that strategic planning is the formulation and implementation of the … [Read more...]

Understand and Implement Strategy

I recently gave a seminar on Transformative Strategic Planning™ in Kuala Lumpur. We discussed a great variety of concepts, methodologies, and issues in strategic planning. As promised, I learned the three main points of concern for the group. They were: (1) how to make sure that strategy links to implementation, (2) what can be done to make sure our people/staff understand our … [Read more...]

Learn How Strategic Planning Can Strengthen Your Organization

Executives use strategic planning for strategic analysis and competitive positioning, but many do not use the power of the planning process to strengthen the organization itself.  When done well, strategic planning produces a clear and robust strategy, along with highly desirable internal benefits: An energized, unified and committed management team A clear set of … [Read more...]

Executive Seminar Teaches Managers to Drive Strategy for Competitive Advantage

Executives from throughout Malaysia convene today to learn Transformative Strategic Planning, a research-based methodology by SEI Consulting.  During the two-day intensive seminar, December 3-4, 2015, Dr. Luis Flores facilitates training sessions in a robust, dynamic, and sustainable strategic planning and implementation process.  Transformative Strategic Planning produces … [Read more...]

The Meaning of Strategy in Business Organizations

There is little consistency in the use of the term strategy. There is no standardization in the understanding of what the word strategy means or how it looks like. The understanding of strategy seems to be fragmented, loose and sometimes even contradictory. The interpretation of strategy seems to change with the training, background and experience of individuals. This post is … [Read more...]