Last year, discussion with one of my favorite CEOs of a non-profit service provider organization made an interesting and somewhat off-base comment. He said that he still “did” strategic planning but that it had “fallen out of favor” among his non-profit CEO colleagues. When I asked why, he said they thought the market was just too volatile to successfully create strategy, and they were “responding to opportunities” instead. The statement gave me a start. Is strategic planning passé? I view the business world as two phases – planning and execution. I view the strategic plan as the shared . . .