If you want to grow a bigger, better, faster, and more profitable business or organization (firm/institution/company/church/non-profit etc.), then you need to have a very intentional and strategic plan and process for creating it. Successful companies don’t just happen. They’re the end result of well-crafted strategic plans that have been well-executed–in such a way that their target market customers find their company’s differentiators compelling, while still maintaining the kinds of margins necessary for healthy profitability.
Furthermore, as the owner or CEO (or senior executive) of your business (or organization), you know that one of your primary responsibilities is to help design the strategic direction of your company. Unfortunately, if you’re like most owners and CEOs, you don’t feel very comfortable with creating strategic plans (and even if you do, then you know that it’s far better for you to participate in the process–than it is to direct it).
That’s why, in our continuing quest to help owners and CEOs like you build bigger, better, faster and more profitable businesses and organizations, we’ve become experts at strategy formulation and implementation. In essence, we live, breathe, eat and sleep strategy, so you don’t have to.
However, just because we’re strategy experts, doesn’t mean we’ll come in telling you the answers. What you know (and we do too) is that people own what they help create–which is why we’ve designed the strategic planning process we use to be highly participatory (and fun!).
In addition, the end result of our process will NOT be a 300 page manual that no one will ever look at again (until next year’s annual planning retreat), but a simple two-page strategic plan that everyone on your executive team will have and own (page one will be your business/organization’s strategy and page two will be their business unit’s tactical plan laid out in quarters).
That said, the end result of a great strategic plan, isn’t the production of a plan on a piece of paper, it’s the results that plan delivers. Results like
- Significant revenue and profit growth
- Movement into new markets
- The addition (or innovation) of new products and/or services
- Novel ways to expand existing markets
- Increased market share
- Higher levels of achievement and execution
- A business model change that can drive future growth
- Increased clarity on what you do (and don’t do), etc.
In other words, a great strategic planning process should catapult you and your business (or organization) into a phenomenal future. It should force you and your team to think at a deeper and more strategic level. It should stimulate new ideas, while encouraging healthy debate and discussion. It should create greater sense of team unity and alignment. And it should allow you and your team to discover your own unique future (which may be radically different than your past).
To find out more about how we can help you develop a strategic plan that’ll catapult you and your business to the next level, please contact us using one of the methods from here >>