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The Strategic Planning Workbook

The Strategic Planning Workbook

Neville Lake

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A practical and accessible workbook that takes readers step by step through the strategic planning process, explaining the concepts and providing the tools and techniques needed to formulate and implement a strategic plan.

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About the book

The Strategic Planning Workbook is an invaluable, ready-to-use guide to creating and implementing a strategic plan. Refreshingly free of the usual grand business models peddled by consultants, this book provides the concepts needed to do the thinking, the tools to gather the necessary information, the techniques to make your decisions and the frameworks to translate conclusions into action plans. With a strong focus on matching the right kind of strategy to your business and the all-important implementation of your plan, this fully updated new edition includes supporting videos to help you think like a strategist, understand your customers, analyse your competitors, understand the pressures and define your company's mission, vision and values.
In a clear and accessible style Neville Lake draws on a mixture of his own diagnostic tools, analytical techniques and decision-making processes, guiding readers through the key stages involved in strategic planning.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Getting a bigger brain: how to think like a strategist;
    • Chapter - 02: What are they thinking? Customer analysis;
    • Chapter - 03: Getting into their heads: how to understand your customers;
    • Chapter - 04: Who else is out there? Potential customer analysis;
    • Chapter - 05: What are they doing? Competitor analysis;
    • Chapter - 06: Pressure points: understanding the driving forces in your industry;
    • Chapter - 07: What are we thinking? Understanding what is happening in your organization;
    • Chapter - 08: Building the guiderails for the future: mission, vision, values and measures;
    • Chapter - 09: How to pick a strategy that is right for your business;
    • Chapter - 10: Making strategy happen: how to lead your business to success;
    • Chapter - 11: Selling your message;
    • Chapter - 12: B ringing it all together;
    • Chapter - 13: Tricks and traps


Takes the reader through all the key steps from identifying possibilities to actual implementation.
Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and the Environment

Shows readers how to put together a strategy so that their business can realise its full potential.
Risk UK

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749465001
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd May 2012
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 240 pages

About the Author

Neville Lake has had a long and successful business career, during which he has worked for some of the world's top consulting firms. A registered psychologist, Neville has been a business and strategic consultant for over 25 years, has visited over 100 world best-practice organizations and has consulted to over 150 businesses. He specialises in facilitating strategic off-sites for senior management teams and helping organisations to develop and implement powerful and practical strategic plans.

Neville Lake