Strategy Sharpener

Launched May 2020

Times are tough!

  • Plans, priorities and budget forecasts have gone out the window
  • Everything is on hold, recruitment is frozen, budgets are slashed
  • The more senior the leader, the more time-poor they are
  • Meetings are hard, consensus is scarce…

You need:

  • Fast, effective, highly-prioritised, readily accountable decision-making
  • Resilient plans for the next planning cycle
  • Transparency and accountability for effective Governance.

Why this is vital:

  • Organisations that move earlier, faster, and more decisively end up 150 percentage points ahead of their peers  (McKinsey analysis of the 8 years after the 2008 financial crash)
  • Progressive strategic decisions that balance ‘cutting costs to survive today’ and ‘investing to grow tomorrow’ almost double the likelihood of becoming a post-recession high-performer  (37% vs 21% – Harvard Business Review analysis of 4,700 companies over three previous recessions)

Helping you get there:

Goal Atlas’s strategy sharpener service drives a lean, sprint-based planning process:

  1. Systematic, evidence-based synthesis of your current situation
  2. Rapid, intensive, solution-scoping
  3. Expert, independent validation of your decisions and plans.

Find out more about our services…

Strategy Workshops

Get your teams up to speed on the practicalities of strategy success:

  • Online Fast-track (1-day interactive courses for small groups / teams)
  • Online Masterclass (Immersive courses over 6 weeks focusing on key strategic areas)
  • Bespoke training to meet the needs of your organisation

Strategy Mapping Software

Our unique web-based tool, developed in-house, is designed to make your strategy:

  • More systematic
  • More purposeful
  • Better aligned
  • Better delegated
  • More effectively measured
  • Ultimately more successful

Strategy Sprints

Expert, intensive, time-limited, hands-on support to help you with an aspect of your strategy:

  • Strategy production
  • Strategy alignment
  • Strategy measurement
  • Strategic agility
  • Strategy adoption
  • Turning strategy into action

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Thought Leadership

Author of 'The Strategy Manual', Goal Atlas founder and Director, Mike Baxter, is a renowned strategy expert, keynote speaker and thought leader. He frequently shares his ideas and expertise via LinkedIn and other invited presentations, and publishes regular articles on all aspects of strategy and strategic planning.

Goal Atlas Events

Mike Baxter is an accomplished presenter and keynote speaker, and has run workshops and free online webinars offering insights into all aspects of strategy and strategic planning. Listen to recordings of some of our previous strategy webinars, sign up for our latest events, or contact us to discuss opportunties for Mike to speak or run a workshop at your event.

Mike Baxter's Book: 'The Strategy Manual'

'The Strategy Manual: A step-by-step guide to the transformational change of anything' draws on Mike's many years of expertise to deliver a practical handbook for anyone interested in the creation, management or governance of strategy. On sale now.

"Best management book I've read all year." Clo Willaerts

Want to know how we can help with your strategy?