Making Strategic Planning Work (a half/day workshop)

[Picture: an Emotional Intelligence workshop, April 2018]

A Simply Communicate workshop at the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business
Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 08h30–12h30

‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.’
Well, we know that, and strategic planning isn’t difficult; it’s often great fun. And everyone spends so much time and money on it, it must be good for business, right?

But how often do we fulfil our plans and reach our targets? Change happens so rapidly that our dreams are out of date by the time we have recovered from our planning.

The real problem, according to McChesney and Covey (The Four Disciplines of Execution) is not the planning but the execution. It’s like planning to lose weight or get fit. We don’t get results because we said we must or because we submit reports. It happens when we set critical targets everyone buys into, and we hold each other accountable week by week by week.

I first come across McChesney and Covey’s book, and heard McChensey speak, at the 2016 Global Leadership Summit. It is one of the most exciting concepts. Simple and fairly obvious when you give it thought, which are usually the hallmarks of great ideas, but requires focus and consistency — like getting fit or losing weight.

Bring your team to the next Simply Communicate workshop at the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, and explore how to create great plans and execute them effectively.

Wednesday, 17/10/2018, 08h30–12h30

Cost: R710pp; 3+ delegates R670pp; NPOs R630pp.

To book, use the Contact tab or contact Ian Webster on 083-3210699 or

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Ian Webster

From Methodist minister to Customer Relations manager in a computer bureau to HR Manager in a newspaper printing and publishing company. Now focussing on training and developing people, people-management consulting and writing and editing.

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