Strategic Planning For Success: Aligning People, Performance, and Payoffs

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Strategic Planning for Success offers you a pragmatic guide to the design and development of practical and pragmatic strategic thinking and organizational alignment that will yield high-impact results and measurably add value to you, your organization, your clients, and society. Unlike other books on the topic, this volume goes beyond simply detailing the tools and techniques of design and development by clearly showing how to align what you do with what will be most valuable to all stakeholders. Using this unique approach will yield extraordinary results adding measurable value that flows from individual performance accomplishment to organizational and societal contributions.
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About the author

Roger Kaufman is director of Roger Kaufman & Associates and professor and director of the Office for Needs Assessment and Planning at Florida State University.

Hugh Oakley-Browne is managing director and founder of Hugh Oakley-Browne and Associates in New Zealand, performance improvement executive with BHP in Australia.

Ryan Watkins is an assistant professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Doug Leigh is an assistant professor at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Aug 5, 2003
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Business & Economics / Human Resources & Personnel Management
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