The strategic plan is a concise document which records:
- Business goals and vision
- Key focus areas
- Strategic goals
- Key change projects
- Key performance indicators
- Business values – which will in turn drive behaviour in the business
Research has proven that companies that are successful are managed by leaders that are proactive rather than reactive.
A reactive approach to business (and life) leads you to spend most of your time on the Urgent and Important stuff. Leaving no time for the stuff that is Not Urgent but still Important.
If you could only plan effectively and spend some time on the Not Urgent Important stuff – over time – you would have less in the way of Emergencies and Crises to deal with.