This Week in Strategic Business Planning

By Todd Ballowe

This Week in Strategic Business Planning

Here at OnStrategy we keep a close eye on the constantly evolving practice of strategic planning. That means reviewing the latest academic publications and also monitoring blogs and other popular publications. Here’s a recap of some of the blog posts focused on strategic business planning we found interesting this week:

  • 15 Ways to Position Yourself (
    This is a great article with practical tips that don’t just help you market your business, but also help you relate to people on their level, in a way they will trust.
  • What Type of Recognition do you Need? (
    We’ve spoken about employee recognition from the perspective of management, but this article asks the reader what needs they personally have.
  • Strategic Planning Calls for Peer Support and Advice (
    Peer groups are something that don’t get discussed enough. It’s great to think that you can do it all by yourself, but all of the business people I look up to have had great mentors.
  • Using the Recession to Trigger Rejuvenation (
    The current economic downturn can be a great catalyst for making decisions you put off when times were better. This article takes a positive look at opportunities to change during recessions.
  • How to Define Strategic Planning (
    Taking a page from the book, Strategic Planning for Non-Profits, this short post mentions a great definition for strategic planning- we can always use these succinct explanations of a sometimes confusing concept.
  • Why Bother with Vision and Mission (
    Over at Picture your Meeting, a graphical facilitation blog, there’s a nice reminder of the difference between Vision and Mission statements
  • The Most Important Vote You’ll Cast This Week (
    Ok this one isn’t about strategy per se, but it’s written by a guy who always has some great stuff to say and it’s supporting a worthy cause! Check it out and vote if you’re so inclined.

Todd Ballowe

Originally from Illinois, Todd has made his home in Reno, NV since 1997. Currently, he is the Web Developer/HTML Developer for OnStrategy. Todd attended the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing.




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