Applied Strategic Planning: An Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview

This guidebook provides an overview to the proven Applied Strategic Planning process. Written for the planning team and other key members who will participate in the process, this important resource offers encouragement for the team who must provide data for the planning process and helps to identify questions for further discussion. The Applied Strategic Planning approach helps organizations identify their ideal future and develop a plan to achieve that future. ASP is highly responsive to environments undergoing rapid change, where the very rules of doing business are constantly shifting. The companion The Applied Strategic Planning Consultant’s Toolkit—written by the consultants who created the process—includes the tools, techniques and processes that can help guide an organization through the strategic planning process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787988524
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 536,899
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

TIMOTHY M. NOLAN, Ph.D ., an organizational consultant basedin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, specializes in strategic planning,leadership development, creativity, and thinking skillsdevelopment. He is president of Innovative Outcomes, Inc., as wellas the Center for Leadership Excellence, Inc., and the NationalCenter for Learning Excellence, Inc. As a commitment to theprofession, Dr. Nolan recently created and serves as executivedirector of the Academy for Consulting Excellence, Inc. Author orco - author of thirty - seven books, he has written in the areas ofleadership, strategic planning, organizational systems, andservices marketing. He has served as executive director of NationalCenters for Learning Excellence, Inc., since 1968. From 1980 to1988 he served as vice president for professional services atUniversity Associates, now Pfeiffer, in San Diego, California. Hehas been an independent consultant since 1973, serving a widevariety of clients, ranging from new business start - ups toindustry leaders. He works with for profi t, non - profi t, andgovernmental agencies.

LEONARD D. GOODSTEIN, Ph.D ., is an independentconsulting psychologist based in Washington, D.C., withconsiderable experience in facilitating the Applied StrategicPlanning process. His research interests are in the infl uence ofvalues and culture on organizations and in psychologicalassessment. He formerly was CEO and executive vice president of theAmerican Psychological Association and CEO of University Associates(now Pfeiffer). He previously held a variety of academic positions,including professorships at the Universities of Iowa, Cincinnati,and Arizona State, where he also served as department chair. He isa frequent contributor to the professional literature, includingthe Pfeiffer Annuals . His most recent book, co - authoredwith Erich P. Prien, Individual Assessment in the Workplace: APractical Guide for HR Professionals, Trainers, and Managerswas published by Pfeiffer in 2006.

JEANETTE GOODSTEIN, Ph.D ., a consultant and writer basedin Washington, D.C., assists organizations in conducting a varietyof research and analysis activities, focusing on needs assessmentand program development and evaluation. She is co - author ofWho’ s Driving Your Bus?, a book on codependency inthe workplace, and developed accompanying instructional materialsand assessment instruments. She chaired the Board of Directors ofInternational Voluntary Services from 1997 through 2002, a privatenon-profit organization dedicated to volunteer service indeveloping nations for nearly fifty years, and from 1997 to 2003was a member of the board of the Washington, D.C., chapter of YoungAudiences.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STRATEGIC PLANNING.

CHAPTER 2: ROLE OF THE CONSULTANT.

CHAPTER 3: THINKING SKILLS.

CHAPTER 4: PLANNING TO PLAN.

CHAPTER 5: VALUES AND CULTURE.

CHAPTER 6: MISSION FORMULATION.

CHAPTER 7: STRATEGIC BUSINESS MODELING.

CHAPTER 8: PERFORMANCE AUDIT.

CHAPTER 9: GAP ANALYSIS AND CLOSURE.

CHAPTER 10: INTEGRATING ACTION PLANS.

CHAPTER 11: CONTINGENCY PLANNING.

CHAPTER 12: IMPLEMENTING YOUR PLAN.

References.

About the Authors.

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