065: What happens in a strategy void

In this episode I discuss the implications of not having a strategy. Having a strategy will tell you where to place your focus, what you're going to do and what you're not going to do.  A strategic void often occurs when either there is a lack of strategy altogether or when there is a strategy but lacks focus and direction.More and more schools now realise that strategic plans are essential for their schools to succeed and progress. They need to be written and created in a way that involves lots of people to ensure that it is put into action.I then explore the three most common things that happen in a strategy void.Good people get frustrated with the lack of direction and visionGood people create their own direction, often through guess-workEveryone else sticks to the status quo, repeating what's happened before without questioning itThis can be really harmful to your school, not least because you risk losing good people due to frustration.References and ResourcesEpisode 55: Why it matters which mountain you climbCatch up on previous podcast episodes at www.consultjuliet.co.uk/podcast Download your copy of the free eBook ‘The Strategic Independent School Leader’ at www.consultjuliet.co.uk/ebook

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A podcast for leaders and fundraisers at independent schools, helping them strengthen their school’s income streams. Join Juliet Corbett and a host of inspirational guests for actionable tips and strategies covering everything from fundraising to fees, commercial ventures to international partnerships.How can private schools secure their future for generations to come amid turbulent times? How can they balance their long heritage with modern business acumen? Listen in for interviews and insights to find out.