Chief executives need to create the conditions for collaboration and for succession. Providing a strategic plan not only provides direction, it is in effect a diagram for collaboration, of how each department--each perspective--is critical to forward-looking decisions.
Chief executives are expected to know everything. The Center also facilitates CEO Roundtable Intensives, so chief executives can explore deep issues in confidence with peers (see below).
Our strategic planning facilitation uses four of the Center’s tools: 5-Year Look, Competitor Grid, Trends Outline and the Goal Tree. It follows Question-Based Planning, which begins with "question discovery," a structured 2-hour session in which planners get all their questions on the table and then prioritize them.
Question-Based Planning only takes five 2-hour meetings over two months, with no retreats or fat binders (here is the short book). It answers the three core questions of leadership: