Is Strategic Planning a Good Strategy?

A terrific article in the January / February 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review, entitled “The Big Lie of Strategic Planning,” exposes the critical issues that undermine most planning efforts, and why planning may be designed more to comfort management than to chart a course. Written by Roger L. Martin, the piece is overflowing with insights which, at the very least, should cause you to rethink the how and why of strategic planning in your organization. You owe it to yourself to read it.