Experience "story style" audio learning in this high quality ProDio course. Listen and learn while you’re on the go and complete your professional development at your own convenience – anytime, anywhere.

We all know a little about strategy, but do we really understand “why” and “how” to plan effectively, and the human factors that often cause our planning attempts to fail? This course explores the key issues – most often, people issues - that typically undermine effective strategy and planning. Using real-world examples, case-studies and discussions with experts, this two-part audio course offers an engaging and thought provoking look at why planning is so important and why most managers and leaders fail to plan effectively.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of a compelling vision
  • Outline SWOT and Advanced SWOT models
  • Explain why organizations fail to plan effectively
  • Outline Michael Porter's five forces
  • Outline the six-stage strategic planning cycle and important feedback loop
  • Describe the Strategic Accountability Reporting (STAR) Framework