We live in a turbulent world. Given the unusually high level of uncertainty, every organization should do annual strategic planning. But how can it be done most effectively? One option is to bring in a strategic planning facilitator in Cincinnati, Louisville, Dayton, Indianapolis or Columbus.
It’s easy to get caught up in the tactical, day to day distractions. Strategic planning is when leadership steps back and thinks big. They look at the competitive landscape, assess strengths and weaknesses. And chart out a path for the future.
Businesses that create a strategic plan achieve more success than those that don’t. And the ones who stick with their strategic plan throughout the year succeed at an even higher rate.
Most strategic planning meetings are led by the organization’s CEO, President or senior VP. That’s fine except for one thing: when you lead the session, you spend too much time with the mechanics and not enough thinking and listening.
Enter a strategic planning facilitator in Cincinnati, or any other city. An experienced pro will have extensive experience running strategic planning meetings. They know when to let people talk and when to cut them off. Plus, they know how and when to involve the people who have been quiet.
Great strategic planning facilitators run meetings more efficiently. They keep things moving. Focus on what’s really important. Get teams to look at topics differently. Question things that would never get questioned otherwise. And importantly, great strategic planning facilitators get agreement on metrics, deadlines and who owns what.
Krissi Barr has facilitated over 400 strategic planning sessions. She’s worked with companies of every size, non-profits and businesses in Cincinnati and all across America. In addition to helping her clients make smart strategic decisions, she also helps deliver on the results with her pull-through execution consulting. So, if your organization wants to chart a course to success, contact Krissi Barr of Barr Corporate Success.