About the Author
John M. Bryson is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and in 2011 received the Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration for "outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended scholarly career." He consults widely on strategic management with public, nonprofit, and business organizations in the United States and abroad.
Table of ContentsPart One: Understanding the Dynamics of Strategic Planning.
1. Why Strategic Planning in Public and Nonprofit Organizations Is More Important Than Ever.
2. The Strategy Change Cycle: An Effective Strategic Planning Approach for Public and Nonprofit Organizations.
Part Two: Key Steps in Using the Strategy Change Cycle to Think and Act Strategically.
3. Initiating and Agreeing on a Strategic Planning Process.
4. Clarifying Organizational Mandates and Mission.
5. Assessing Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
6. Identifying Strategic Issues Facing the Organization.
7. Formulating and Adopting Strategies and Plans to Manage the Issues.
8. Establishing an Effective Organizational Vision for the Future.
9. Implementing Strategies and Plans Successfully.
10. Reassessing and Revising Strategies and Plans.
Part Three: Managing the Process and Getting Started with Strategic Planning.
11. Leadership Roles in Making Strategic Planning Work.
12. Getting Started with Strategic Planning.
Resources: A. An Ongoing Approach for Identifying External Threats and Opportunities B. Advanced Concepts for Identifying Strategic Issues C. Using the "Oval Mapping Process" to Identify Strategic Issues and Formulate Effective Strategies D. Advanced Concepts for Strategy Formulation and Implementation E. Advanced Concepts for Establishing an Effective Organizational Vision for the Future.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well written, well structured book. The best feature: it comes as an nook book!!!!
I found this book useful in the public sector. Bryson helps to walk you through strategic planning from beginning to end and gives you various examples throughout each chapter.