Most of my time is spent helping leaders of non-profit organizations and social enterprises to cultivate strategic clarity.
I want them to think clearly about their organizations. I want them to make sensible decisions and act swiftly upon them.
But I’ve noticed how easily we get lost in the activities, documents and tools of strategy. These can become an end in themselves.
I recommend we shift our attention to what we’re trying to achieve: clarity of thinking and good decision-making. Then we become open to possibilities we never considered before. Sometimes, all we need is a good night’s sleep.
This article explores some creative ideas for how we can improve our strategic clarity.