ASK THE COACH® by Tammy Holyfield The Strategic Plan Made Simple Dear Coach, Our organization is going though a strategic planning process. What do they mean by vision, isn’t that the same as goals? Could you explain the process and define the terms? - Confused planner Dear Confused Planner, Strategic planning is a systematic way of planning for the future. It is a process of taking informational inputs, organizing that information and then producing an output = THE PLAN.
Dear Coach, Our company has fallen short of last quarter’s goals. Our leadership team is dedicated and passionate about the success of our organization. We have a strategic plan. We are questioning how this happened and how to get back on track? Do you have any suggestions? –Where’s the Action? Dear Where’s the Action, I like the saying, “Honey Bees get praised while mosquitoes get swatted.” It is easy to look busy but what is actually being produced is a good question. Often
Dear Coach, Our organization is going through change which is causing unbearable stress. Everyone is uptight. I am concerned about the effects of stress on our team, individually and our future success. What do you suggest? –Frantic with Panic Dear Frantic with Panic, Even the news can bring on feelings of fear and uncertainty with reports of homes in foreclosure, bankrupt businesses and government spending out of control. Often when we focus on negative reports our stress is