PAUSE before Rolling Out the Results of Your Strategic Planning Effort

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Congratulations! Your executive team has invested several weeks (perhaps months?)

analyzing  trends                                              generating scenarios

establishing significant ratios                      clarifying competitive position

adjusting pricing logic                                     selecting products to launch

creating targeted campaigns                       determining the best financing

modifying the organizational structure   updating compensation formulas

identifying new distribution channels     comparing CRM systems

declaring goals                                                  setting budget guidelines

How impressive!  How executive of you!

How boring!

PAUSE before you convey all of this to supervisors and line staff. You don’t have to impress them with your acumen.  You need to convey the direction, the priorities, and the themes in a memorable way.  It’s okay… no, it’s preferable if your strategic plan is conveyed in simple, direct language!

Think about the wording used in television advertising.  Getting your entire team on board quickly is “internal marketing”.  What is the slogan that captures the essence of where you are headed?  For what will your company be known when your strategy works well?

About Aldonna Ambler:
Known as The Growth Strategist®, Aldonna Ambler built and grew a suite of companies to help midsized B2B companies achieve accelerated growth with sustained profitability® A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Ambler has addressed over 2000 audiences and hosted a syndicated online talk show about growth strategies for 9 years. As a growth financing intermediary, Ambler raised over $1 Bil dollars for midsized companies. The winner of over 2 dozen prestigious national and statewide "entrepreneur of the year" awards, Ambler is available to speak about “profitable growth during any economy” and/or serve on the board of a growth-oriented privately-held company.

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