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Stop wasting time developing strategic plans that don¿t get implemented! Far too often, people experience strategic planning as a wasted activity¿painful, unproductive, and irrelevant to the issues at hand. And once planning is done, the product usually gets put on a shelf, never to be looked at again. The Executive Guide to Facilitating Strategy provides executives and facilitators with a step-by-step resource for guiding their team through all phases of the strategic planning process ¿ from gaining the team¿s buy-in to plan all the way through organization alignment, implementation, and monitoring. The Executive Guide to Facilitating Strategy delivers the Drivers Model, a powerful tool to help you facilitate your organization through the development of a strategic plan from start to finish, whether you lead a corporation, government agency, non-profit organization, business unit, department, or team. The Drivers Model is a simple but dynamic process that covers the seven key principles for masterful planning, from thoroughly identifying critical issues to establishing a rigorous process for driving successful implementation. You¿ll also discover ¿ ¿ The 10 common planning pitfalls and how to avoid them; ¿ How to facilitate your team through mission and vision creation; ¿ Strategies for setting measurable targets and deciding priorities; ¿ How to use critical success factors and barriers to focus your plan; ¿ Techniques for moving your values from a plaque on the wall to serving as a guide for decision-making every day; and ¿ A process for monitoring progress and promoting positive accountability.