The Non-Profit Strategy Revolution by David La Piana essentially boils down to the title of the last chapter “Real Time Strategy in a rapid response world”. La Piana asserts that the problem with strategic plans is that they rarely engage people in the process of strategy, and as a result, strategy fails to become action.
This is a book with a purpose. The author suggests developing an in depth understanding of mission and an environment focused on continuous evaluation. By empowering board and staff to evaluate the cause and effect of their actions against the goals of the strategic plan, the strategic planning document ceases to be the end goal and becomes a living component of the organization.
…and I really like one of the quotes: “leaders don’t make followers, they make more leaders.”
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