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Readers of my posts will know that I am a big fan of Simon Sinek and his book “Start With Why”. Groups, teams or organisations who struggle to articulate their WHY probably also struggle with how to stay ahead of the game, choose strategies and implement actions that support their beliefs.
SoI have been working on laying the WHY model over the Strategy Model and see where I believe they fit together.
I think that the WHY of the organisation or group can be covered by their whole ecosystem, their whole reason for being, their now and their future.
When looking at your own situation if the desired WHY and the model don’t align then either the WHY isn’t what you thought you believed or your strategy isn’t taking you there! And vice versa.
If you have alignment then the actions that you are taking to get you to your desired goals and objectives (thoses things most closely linked to your WHAT) will be easily articulated and more readily accomplished.
And finally HOW, these, I believe, are aligned to the enablers or pathways that help us make the actions happen.
So what do you think? Do the WHY model and the Strategic Planning model interlink just like a puzzle coming together, or is there no need to complicate each with the other? Let me know what you think?
You can now download my short paper on developing and implementing highly effective plans. The paper applies equally to strategic, business or operational plans. It can be adopted for issues management or formal planning activities.
The paper highlights eleven items that you need to ensure exists to deliver highly effective plans and undertake highly effective planning.
It summarises the key activities and highlights the need to bring the right people together in a collaborative framework. It also empahsises the need for good governance and communications to make plans work.
Experience has shown over and over again that adopting the right methodology can deliver superior results, whether it is for a government agency, private business or a not-for-profit.