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Strategy For Turbulent Economics with Alan Weiss

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

Strategic planning could present a paradigm shift in business thinking.

In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, Susan and CrisMarie talk with Alan Weiss, a renowned consultant, speaker, and author, about strategic planning and the distinction between planning and strategy. He proposes a more effective approach to strategy that focuses on short-term goals within a year and emphasizes the importance of mission, vision, and values in the correct order for successful decision-making. Alan discusses challenges and opportunities related to remote work, with suggestions on maintaining innovation and a sense of community through regular video interactions. Furthermore, he advises organizations to concentrate on their ideal customers and avoid diluting their efforts, stressing the need for simplicity and accountability in strategic planning to achieve desired outcomes and success.

Tune in and learn about the key to effective decision-making in business from Alan!

About Alan Weiss

Alan Weiss is a renowned consultant, speaker, and author with an impressive track record. As the founder of Summit Consulting Group, Inc., he has worked with esteemed clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, and more than 500 other leading organizations.

A sought-after speaker, Alan delivers around 20 keynotes annually at major conferences and has served as visiting faculty at prestigious institutions like Case Western Reserve University and the University of Georgia Graduate School of Business.

With a Ph.D. in psychology, he is an inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame® and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants. Alan is an accomplished author, having published over 60 books, including the best-seller "Million Dollar Consulting," now in its 30th year.

His influence extends globally, having traveled to 60 countries and 49 states throughout his career. Recognized by Success Magazine and The New York Post, Alan's work is highly regarded worldwide.

Apart from his professional achievements, Alan is a family man, having been married to Maria for 52 years, and they have two children and twin granddaughters. They reside in East Greenwich, RI, with their beloved dogs, Coco and Bentley, a white German Shepherd.

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Key Take-Aways

  • What is the difference between planning and strategy.

  • How Alan proposes an organic and efficient approach to strategic planning.

  • How should mission, vision, and values be prioritized for effective decision-making.

  • How innovation and a sense of community can be maintained in remote work environments.

  • Why organizations must focus on their ideal customers.


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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

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