2 Toms reinvent strategic planning
Here at DFW waiting for a flight homebound. I’m back on my original 6:50pm flight, after getting here to the airport early b/c I thought my flight was earlier but wasn’t, and I gave it a shot and tried flying standby on the 5:30pm.
Had a great time in Dallas, getting training today about Wildworks‘ facilitation process that can be used for strategic planning, largely developed by Tom McGehee. 2 weeks ago, I got training in Tom Paterson’s strategic operation planning process. 2 Toms have developed 2 different ways to get at facilitating a collaborative process in compressed time. Both readily say there’s more than one way to “skin a cat.” Both use visual techniques to effectively engage participants (70% of people are visual learners). The former creatively creates an environment for people to have the conversations they need to have; the latter works well around a boardroom setting with lots of flipcharts. Much more compare and contrasts could be described, but my flight just started boarding.