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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Strategic Planning by Lin Grensing-Pophal

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The Role of the Team Leader

The role of the team leader is to champion the strategic planning effort and, ultimately, to own the process and the outcome. The team leader should be the person who will own the plan. Business owners or CEOs often try to avoid this role because it may seem too administrative and time-consuming; however, if the business owner or CEO is the one who will be driving the plan toward completion, this person needs to lead the process.
In Chapter 3 you learned about the balance between planning and execution—planning is, believe it or not, the easy part. Execution is the most difficult part of the process and the reason that many planning efforts fail. They fail because after the plan is developed, nothing happens. Literally. ...

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