YOUR PATH TO
The Strategic Directions Planning System focuses your leaders and their teams on delivering extraordinary results.
Business leaders have a choice – play it safe and accept mediocre performance. Or plan to achieve results beyond those the organization has been used to achieving – a.k.a. extraordinary results – with an intentional, disruptive, and purpose-driven strategy.
For those who seize the opportunity, the strategic focus might be innovation, and the strategy could be built around a ground-breaking or game-changing idea. For others, the focus could be squarely on boosting profitability, accelerating growth, and/or transforming incompatible and ineffective structures or processes.
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“The Strategic Directions Planning System makes so much sense. Kudos for providing an approach that any leadership team can understand and put to good use.” – Lisa Shepherd, President, Mezzanine Growth
Is your organization dealing with any of these?
seemingly irreconcilable views on the path forward
lack of a clear or widely embraced vision or purpose
a confusing and convoluted decision-making process
silos that don’t work well together
too much invested in disconnected or "shiny" projects
conflicting priorities and a lack of focus
difficulties attracting and keeping the right talent
low, no, or negative growth
an unacceptable level of customer, client, member, or donor churn
We designed the Strategic Directions Planning System to deal with the toughest challenges.
Over the last 20 years, we’ve had the opportunity to help business organizations of many types and sizes achieve extraordinary results. This experience has taught us what it takes to perform at the highest level
We’ve built all this experience into the Strategic Directions Planning System. It is an extremely effective way of laser-focusing your leaders and teams on overcoming major threats and challenges and delivering extraordinary results without losing sight of their day-to-day responsibilities.
points along your path
to extraordinary results.
ENGAGE employees and other key stakeholders through inclusive conversation, active participation, and recognition along the journey to – and through – execution.
VISUALIZE an explicit picture of what success will look like at a future point in time based on a clear understanding and endorsement of the organization's Purpose.
TRANSLATE strategic decisions into executable and fully resourced actions with clearly defined and agreed-upon project accountabilities, and responsibilities.
CLARIFY leadership's collective understanding of the evolving business landscape including compelling opportunities and vulnerabilities.
COLLABORATE on making informed choices on strategic priorities (issues) and "ordinaries", and the initiatives and projects that will achieve desired outcomes.
ACT, TRACK, & UPDATE action plans every 90 days in light of progress made and changing circumstances to ensure actions remain fresh and relevant.
with Strategic Directions?
Since 2014, our mission has been to help our clients achieve extraordinary results by being purpose-driven, people-centred, and strategic.
When you involve us in your planning process, you get the all the experience, skills, process, and personal style needed to achieve the outcomes you’re after.
Our clients include divisions of large multinationals, mid-sized local or regional businesses, professional services firms, associations, and charities. Learn more.
“The outcomes of the strategic planning process were logical, supported, and created a strong base for the organization to move ahead with.” Tourism Marketing Organization
The nature of your business doesn’t affect our ability to deliver results
The planning process and concepts are largely the same. Your organization's distinctiveness and issues relate more to its purpose, culture, and strategic focus. Want to know more? Check out our Planning System.
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Strategic Directions Strategy Team