A Manager's Annual Plan
A multi-part, chronological series on how to analyze and improve
your organization, this feature looks at goals and goal setting,
matching people to the tasks, communicating mission statements,
Budgeting, Planning and Strategies
This Business Survival Special compiled by Retail Industry Guide
Melody Vargas addresses Coping, Surviving and Growing In a
Stepping Backward is Okay
Or you can bite the bullet and acknowledge that
it didn't work. That's the smart thing to do.
Sometimes even the best ideas don't work. What is important how
you deal with it. You can continue to "pour good money after
bad" and keep trying to fix the program.
Strategic Planning for Your Next Trip
Business Travel Guide Sarah Cusick recommends a periodic
strategic assessment of all the components of your business
travel life and says these steps can make your next trip more
productive and less stressful.
Properly Placing the Blame
If the unthinkable actually happens to your company, you should
have something more professional to fall back on than blaming
Strategic Planning Resources
The field of strategic planning and performance measurement is
an outgrowth of the desire of managers, stakeholders and
stockholders for direction and accountability. Human Resources
Guide Susan Heathfield says these sites bring excellent
resources to the strategic planning effort.
Job Search Strategy
Strategic Planning is as important to your career as it is to
your company. Career Planning Guide Dawn Rosenberg McKay says
"before you send out your resume and practice for interviews,
find out how to plan a successful campaign so you can land the
job you want in the most efficient way possible."
Insurance Industry Guide Deborah Ghose provides information
about E-business insurance policies, which cover many risks of
the Internet age that traditional insurance policies leave
Dare To Dream
Leslie Kossoff, author of "Executive Thinking: The Dream, The
Vision, The Mission Achieved" points out the importance of
following your dream when setting the company vision.
Writing A Mission Statement
A good mission statement provides strategic vision and direction
for the organization. Here's how to write one in 12 clear steps.
U.S. corporations give $9 billion annually to charity. Insurance
Industry Guide Deborah Ghose reports these corporate foundations
operate with mission statements and strategic plans She point
out examples that do and don't support the corporate vision.