As I work with organizations on strategic planning I continue to see some common roadblocks that challenge their ability to put their plans into action. There’s nothing entirely shocking about these roadblocks – in fact, when conducting research for my book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Strategic Planning, I talked with numerous people who brought up the same issues. Yet, despite our general awareness of what we need to do, and what we shouldn’t do, when it comes to strategic planning, we seem to often make the same mistakes over and over again.
You’ve probably heard Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Following are 5 things you can do to avoid the risk of insanity in your strategic planning efforts. (more…)