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037: What are your tactics? Strategic question #5

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

In this episode, the fifth in a series where I identify the six essential questions that leaders of private schools should consider when trying to define and shape their strategic approach, I ask: 'what are your tactics?' With this in mind, I explore how you can best form your operational plans to shape the strategic options that will deliver your vision for your school.

I discuss how school leaders rather than governors should step forward as the process moves from one of strategy to an operational basis. I then briefly explore the importance of creating an action plan and then reviewing and refining these actions on a continually rolling basis, and how being agile will help you be more effective in the way you form and deliver your actions.

Finally, I consider the ideal timeline for your action plans and how this will help you evolve your processes to make them more effective, targeted and fruitful.

Episode Highlights

  • Introducing the fifth strategic question (03:06)

  • Reviewing action plans on a rolling basis (04:40)

  • The ideal timeline for action plans (05:30)

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