Strategic Planning

  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

    By James Collins and Jerry Porras

    Not a strategic planning book in the traditional sense, this book nonetheless identifies the key characteristics of companies that are built to endure through difficult times. Identifying core purpose (mission), core values, and BHAG’s (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) are shown as keys to success. Filled with examples, the book provides useful ideas for creating organizations that will endure and grow, even during difficult times.
  • Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement

    By Jon Bryson, et. al

    Literally a workbook with templates to complete, this guide is valuable for anyone new to the strategic planning process who wants to be systematic and end up with a useful, practical result to their strategic planning effort.
  • The Art of the Long View

    By Peter Schwartz

    This book presents lessons in thinking for the future. Based on the concept of “scenario planning” pioneered by Royal Dutch/Shell, the author provides tools for creative thinking in both personal life and in business. The methods presented will enable anyone to think more creatively.

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