Haines shows how to use "backwards thinking" to transform strategies into actions. He explains that systems thinking begins with defining an ideal vision of the future. You then think backward through the strategic steps that will accomplish that vision. In this way, he demonstrates that strategic planners are really focused on outcomes, while other types of planning move an organization forward in the direction that it is currently headed. This workbook-style book walks readers through the visioning and strategic planning processes, highlighting teamwork activities and leadership behaviors that will likely be valuable along the way.
This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Strategic Planning Simplified: The Systems Thinking Approach to Building High Performance Teams and Organizations
HD 30.28 .H35 2007