Strategic Planning vs Strategic Thinking

October 9, 2009 by jbrettjacobsen

 

Photo by Lei

Planning

vs

Thinking

Photograph by Li Wei

Over the next several entries to Jot, I want to explore the differences between strategic planning and strategic thinking.  In today’s 21st century global marketplace, should a business model have a 5-year plan of independent categories, hierarchical structure, and inflexible goals or is it wiser to have an interdepenent, collaborative, and adaptable model?  Do we want to be a best product institution or a relevant one?  All great questions to explore as Mount Vernon Presbyterian School continues to focus on very bright future ahead.  Stay tuned…

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Dr. Brett Jacobsen

Head of School
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Atlanta, GA
bjacobsen@mountvernonschool.org
www.mountvernonschool.org

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