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How our strategic planning process gets your team on the same page.

The one page strategic plan: How it works

Discover how our process results in a one page strategic plan that is clear, flexible, and effective.

 

 

Our methodology was born as an antidote to traditional planning processes that result in stacks of paper that collect dust on a shelf.

What we consistently heard from organizational leaders was that typical strategic planning is slow and expensive.

Worst of all, the plan created from these practices are complex, inflexible, and ineffective.

 

Our Lighthouse Methodology results in a strategic plan on a page that is:

 

CLEAR

The visual presentation of your strategic choices demonstrates how everyone’s efforts contribute to your organization’s success.

It also provides a framework for how to lead your team in a strategically focused manner.

FLEXIBLE

You need to be able to quickly but strategically react to changes in your external and internal environment.

Because all your strategic choices sit on a page, elements can be swapped in and out as needed.

EFFECTIVE

Because it is both clear and concise, everyone in your organization is able to hold your plan in their heads.

As a result, it is much more likely to consistently influence how decisions are made and work conducted.

The Lighthouse Framework

 

STRATEGIC LEVELS

(first four tiers)

Determined by executive leadership in strategic planning workshop:

GUIDING LIGHT Who you are and/or want to be in 7 words or less
VALUES How you believe you should conduct yourselves
FOCUS AREAS Your strategic focuses for the next 12 months 
BAROMETERS Your measurements for Focus Area success

 

TACTICAL LEVELS 

(last two tiers)

Determined by departmental leads in discussion with executives:

PROJECTS Departmental tactics to achieve Barometers


Determined by individuals and small teams: 

TASKS Daily activities that result in Project outcomes

Approaching strategic planning in this way allows an entire organization to come into ALIGNMENT.

Everyone at every level knows what they are responsible for and how their work connects to serving the larger purpose of your organization.

The end result is an engaged, focused, and driven organization.