New leaders are always compelled to review the strategic direction of the organisations that have appointed them. They bring a new lens with which to review past achievement in order to focus on the future, while taking into account the realities of the present.
Having taken on the Chair of the Society I am of that ilk. This moment enables me to reflect more intensely on strategy as a professional discipline, as well as on its application in the Strategic Planning Society.
My predecessor achieved much. What do I think we should do differently? What do I think we should achieve? What do our members want? What role does our community of strategists in commerce, public sector, voluntary sector and in academia want this Society to play going forward? Are we to be reactive or proactive? How do we use and blend the virtual and physical environments to greatest effect to serve our community? How do we fulfil our charitable purpose even better?
So many questions, so little time – particularly given the voluntary ‘pro bono’ role of the Society’s activists. But, we will try to answer them, and share those answers with you month by month as we go forward. Of one thing I am sure, the future is not what it used to be.
Watch this space. And do please tell me what you think.