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This is a thick book that includes a disc.It's comprehensive and applicable for any kind of nonprofit. I bought it to get an idea about how my church should begin to build a strategic plan.What's most cogent about this book is that it coaches nonprofit boards to back off of concrete plans. Instead, the book coaches you on how to stay flexible in an era of rapid change, and how to re-evaluate a strategic plan and adapt it so that your nonprofit is pursuing plans that are mission and vision orient...
I wanted to give this 1 star as it was too long, not practical enough and a bit preachy. However, There were some useful tools, just way too much other stuff that got in the way...I feel I have taken one for the team in ploughing through this!!
Detailed book mixing between material that are common sense and material that translate strategic planning into rules and system. For me , I got lost in some details but of course as I own the book , I will always use it as reference.
2.5 stars It's done! I did it! I read every chapter in this book. Yes, there was some helpful information but my the author was quite obnoxious in the way that he qoutes greek and latin sayings almost to sound smarter. I don't need to waste my time reading your idea of a joke. I need to be informed. This book was way too long. Much of it was common sense. I wish my teacher had picked a book that was more straight forward and gave better examples for class.
A very thorough explanation of strategic planning which was helpful for me in my pursuit of continued growth in the field of education. The downfall of the book is that it reads like a series of to-do lists and lists of considerations. The strength of its organizational layout becomes its weakness. It takes an intentional effort to grind through the pages, but it is worth it to gain wisdom, techniques, and perspectives related to the topic.
I had to read this book for a graduate class on strategic planning. While it is an interesting topic this author often repeated himself. Mr. Bryson writing style is easy to understand so don't worry about being confused or having to look up every other word. Not the best textbook to read for a class however not the worst I've read. 🤷♀️
One of the few true "textbooks" for strategic planning. A "must read" for strategy scholars and practitioners alike.
It was a tough read, but useful. More success stories would have been helpful to me. The author also taught me the class on Strategic Management.
I have to read this for work. Yipee.
This is evidently the classic, foundational book on this topic. So the fact that it's deadly must indicate this is not for me. Either that or it's just poorly written.
Invest in distinctive competencies and distinctive assets that continue to be relevant. p.347.
Dry, but good information.
too dry, bored me to death but informative
Tons. (Thanks, Page!)