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

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Aligning the GOST

The goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics that you created during your strategic planning process do not exist independently. They should be integrally and directly linked to each other. In fact, this is a good example of a situation where the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. You should be able to look at each tactic and ask, “Does this tactic support the overall goal(s) for the plan?” If the answer is no, or if you’re not sure, it may not be the best tactic. The same is true of all of the other elements of the plan.
In addition, your strategic plan should be supportive of your organization’s mission and vision. You clarified the validity of the mission and vision at the beginning of the planning process, ...

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