Strategic Planning

4 Tips For Better Strategic Planning - October 1, 2013

No great strategy was born without careful thought. That’s why the process of planning a strategy itself is an important vehicle for setting priorities, making investment decisions, and laying out growth plans. But for... Read »

Business’s Real Problem: Uncertainty

Fortune - August 8, 2012

It's hard for corporate chiefs to plan for the future when they're waiting for a closetful of shoes to drop. Read »

Build a Flexible Business Plan

HBR - March 30, 2011

Tony Tjan, managing partner of Cue Ball, outlines the key components on which entrepreneurial executives must focus. Read »

Planning For Your Next CEO

Forbes - May 10, 2010

It's high time for boards to get succession planning right. Read »

Strategic Planning is Dead – Long Live Strategy Execution

Fast Company - March 31, 2010

It is still critical to establish and communicate the strategic direction for the firm. And it is even more critical to align all the elements of the living corporate body to perform in ways that ensure the organization... Read »

Flaws in Strategic Decision Making: McKinsey Global Survey Results

McKinsey Quarterly - January 1, 2009

Irrational thinking doesn’t just affect individual economic decisions; it affects corporate strategic planning as well. These results highlight the practices of companies that have made successful strategic decisions—and... Read »

Strategic Activism and Nonmarket Strategy

Kellogg Insight - September 29, 2008

When firms become the target of activists... Read »

How to Improve Strategic Planning

McKinsey Quarterly - August 31, 2007

It can be a frustrating exercise, but there are ways to increase its value. Read »

Going from Global Trends to Corporate Strategy

McKinsey Quarterly - August 2, 2006

Will your business catch them before they catch it? Read »

Capital One Financial Corp.: Setting and Shaping Strategy

HBR - December 17, 2004

A case study on Capital One looking back at the companies strategy... Read »

How To Do Strategic Supply-Chain Planning

MITSloan - October 15, 2003

Combining scenario planning with supply-chain planning achieves the best of both worlds, which leads to long-term competitive advantage. Read »

The Real Value of Strategic Planning

MITSloan - January 15, 2003

The goal of a strategic planning process should not be to make strategy but to build prepared minds that are capable of making sound strategic decisions. Read »

The Fall and Rise of Strategic Planning

HBR - February 2, 1994

The most successful strategies are visions, not plans... Read »