Hitchhikers Guide to Leadership and Strategy

In the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, the super computer Deep Thought determined that the meaning of life, the universe and everything was forty two.  However when he announced this answer it became clear that no-one understood the question.  Strategic planning can have the same characteristics.  We know we should do it, in fact we devote time to it, but what was the question again?

We find that often groups of managers we work with understand the ‘hotel’ model of strategic planning.  In this model the Executive Team go to a hotel for a couple of days and when they return they have a new strategic plan which is published, circulated and all too often promptly forgotten.  Putting this in context a survey of five hundred US organisations in 2009 found that more than 80% of them reviewed their strategic plan once a quarter or more and indeed we are aware of local organisations who model excellent use of their strategic plan but they are not the majority.

This year’s breakfast will focus on strategic planning.  The presentation will be given by John Mitchell, Director of Strategy and Consulting at Integral Development.  John will reflect on what he has taken from more than ten years’ experience supporting organisations in the private, public and not for profit sectors in the development and review of their strategic plans.

Key areas for discussion will include the importance of vision to leadership, the critical needs to provide inclusion for staff and to monitor the environment on an ongoing basis, the essential need to address issues of fit, the use of the strategic plan to address accountability issues, performance management and more.

John will demonstrate tools that will support your strategic planning, including the comprehensive strategic planning model developed by Integral Development.

Registrations have now CLOSED!

We have now booked all 100 seats in record time. Last year we booked out in one week, this year we have booked out in 3 hours! Thank you so much for your support we really are looking forward to delivering an outstanding high-value seminar.

To be added to the Waitlist for this event please email Ange with your contact details, and if we have cancellations you will be contacted in the order we receive your email.