Top Resources on Strategic Planning Library


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Top Resources on Strategic Planning

As selected by the OPEN MINDS Market Intelligence Team

  • The Weight Of Making Those Big Strategic Decisions

    Executive Briefing | January 13, 2016
    What are the characteristics of a great executive for a health and human service organization? We’ve written about this topic before – What To Look For In A C-Suite Executive In Health & Human Services, Do You Have What It...
  • Where Is Your Organization’s “West”?

    Executive Briefing | June 20, 2015
    “Management is the art of keeping the herd moving generally West.” West, in this case, is your organization’s strategic vision. I’m sure you’ve heard this, or similar, sayings about management before. But the question we tackled this week at...
  • The Leader’s Challenge: How To Develop & Implement A Successful Strategic Plan

    Industry Resource | September 28, 2015
    This presentation was given by John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, & Advisory Board Member, OPEN MINDS, at the 2015 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat in Gettysburg, PA, on September 22, 2015....
  • Strategy, Competitive Advantage & Positioning For Sustainability – What Are The Options?

    Feature Article | September 17, 2014
    A huge key feature of organizational survival in the health and human services market is sustainability – or what my colleague Howard Shiffman refers to as “securing sufficient resources to fulfill a mission” (see Sustainability = The Ability To...
  • Branding & Positioning & Innovation – Organizational Strategy “Remakes” In A Shifting Health Care Market

    Industry Resource | September 18, 2014
    Executive Strategy Series: Part Three – Classroom Plenary You see the market and your team is ready to change. The question? Change to what? In this closing session of our Executive Strategy Series, OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss will lead...
  • The Leader’s Challenge In Making Your Strategic Plan A Reality: The State Of Change & Advice From CEOs Who Have Been There

    Industry Resource | September 9, 2014
    This Executive Strategy Series Classroom Plenary was delivered at the 2014 Executive Leadership Retreat on September 9, 2014, by Monica E. Oss., Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS; Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Netsmart Technologies; and James Gavin, MSW,...
  • What To Do When Strategy Fails

    Executive Briefing | September 10, 2014
    Greetings from the 2014 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat – where among our discussions about leadership, positioning, and organizational strategy, my colleague Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M asked a very important question: what happens when your strategy fails? In his discussion...
  • Diversification = Market Research + Math

    Executive Briefing | August 21, 2014
    Greetings from sunny San Diego where today we kicked off the inaugural OPEN MINDS California Planning & Performance Management Institute! We’ve had an exciting day with an incredible faculty and a great group of sponsors. This afternoon my colleague...
  • Developing Your Strategic Path

    Executive Briefing | June 14, 2014
    Strategic planning – the process of planning how best to use your organizational resources in a way that keeps ahead of the competition in meeting the needs of your customers – is more important than ever as the changes...
  • Earthquake Proof Your Strategy

    Executive Briefing | May 29, 2014
    What is an earthquake? What we feel are the “seismic waves” that shake the earth. But there is a lot happening beneath the surface. Immovable stationery blocks of earth resist the natural energy for movement. But at some point,...
  • The Unanswered Questions Of Seismic Strategy

    Executive Briefing | June 5, 2014
    Seismic strategy was the focus of my wrap up today at our 2014 OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute in New Orleans, see Innovate, Adapt, Succeed: Strategy In A Shifting (Seismic) Landscape. The issue – how to create strategy...
  • Two Uses Of Metrics-Based Management – Strategy & Business Process Management

    Feature Article | February 23, 2014
    If you have great staff, and great infrastructure, what does your organization need, to have great performance? A management team—and management practices—to make sure that plans become reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed real time performance metrics....
  • The Market Metrics That Shape Your Strategy: Trends in Market Size

    Feature Article | February 23, 2014
    Is the market for your services going up or down? When making strategic decisions about services lines, trends in market size and the relative market share of you and your competitors is the most basic of macro-market measures. Getting...
  • The Market Metrics That Shape Your Positioning: Using Competitive Rates & Capacity To Estimate Market Supply & Demand

    Feature Article | February 23, 2014
    The size of markets and market segments. The rate of growth or decline of specific market segments. The organizations that control the contracts (and, therefore, the revenue) in particular market segments. These are the market metrics that shape organizational...
  • The Market Metrics That Shape Your Business Development Tactics: Mapping Your Market & The Payers

    Feature Article | January 1, 2014
    The growth (or decline) of spending in a particular market and "supply and demand" of particular services are key "macromarket" metrics in the development of strategy for most organizations. Assuming your team has used these metrics as part of...
  • Developing Strategic Plans & Positioning In A Changing Market: Tools, Systems & Techniques (OPEN MINDS Executive Web Briefing)

    Industry Resource | October 10, 2013
    Webinar presented By: John Talbot, OPEN MINDS Advisory Board Member The focus of this presentation is on succeeding in a time of transient advantage. During the presentation, OPEN MINDS Advisory Board Member, John Talbot, will present a cycle of...
  • Compensation Model Second, Strategic Plan First

    Executive Briefing | September 11, 2013
    Greetings from Gettysburg! Today, we kicked off the 2013 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat with historical case studies taking place at the Gettysburg National Military Park and sessions on a wide range of executive management topics. One session today...
  • OPEN MINDS Strategic Planning Workshop: How To Find The Right Path For Your Organization In A Turbulent Market

    Industry Resource | September 10, 2013
    This presentation, led by Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS was given on September 10, 2013 at the OPEN MINDS 2013 Leadership Retreat For Health & Human Service Executices in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In this session, Monica E....
  • Strategy Alert! The Changing Payer/Provider Relationship

    Executive Briefing | August 15, 2013
    Greetings from Seattle and the wrap of the 2013 MHCA Summer Conference. Yesterday was a day of lively discussion about a very fundamental strategic issue for payers, care managers, providers, professionals, and consumers alike – the changing relationship between...
  • Do You Have What It Takes To Create A Successful Strategic Vision?

    Executive Briefing | August 9, 2013
    How do you ensure that your organization will be successful? Develop a strategy for success and then implement. Sounds so simple, right? The reality, of course, is much more difficult. A leader’s role is to ensure that their organization...
  • The Shape Of Innovation To Come

    Executive Briefing | August 7, 2013
    Yesterday, I continued my discussion on the “need for speed” in a health and human service market defined by short service life cycles and the need for constant and continuous change (see The Need For Speed all members and...
  • The Strategic Issue of Size: How Big Is Big Enough?

    Feature Article | June 1, 2013
    The Strategic Issue of Size: How Big Is Big Enough? Over the past few months, our team has focused on two key strategic issues for specialist organizations. The first is the growing payer preference for coordinated care management (see...
  • The Alternative To Big – The Niche?

    Executive Briefing | May 18, 2013
    When looking at the continued consolidation of care coordination and the increased competition for consumers, a common question for executive teams is to ask is, “Can we compete?” An attractive alternative to facing all of the market competition, can...
  • The OPEN MINDS Guide To Strategic Collaborations

    Feature Article | June 1, 2013
    The OPEN MINDS Guide To Strategic Collaborations This month, we've discussed economies of scale – some the reasons that being "bigger" may be better and when to consider collaboration in the planning process. And, if you've made the decision...
  • Integration Model Decisions Are Strategy Work At Its Most Fundamental

    Executive Briefing | April 23, 2013
    “Integration” has become a buzzword. While I didn’t say it first (see Dr. Dennis Kodner in Integrated care: meaning, logic, applications, and implications – a discussion paper), I do agree. And, in yesterday’s post, I described the challenges for...
  • Four Essential Organizational Competencies For The Future

    Executive Briefing | April 8, 2013
    Greetings from Las Vegas and the 2013 National Council Mental Health & Addictions Conference. Our team from OPEN MINDS was part of the conference launch yesterday with our Preconference University session – Four Essential Organizational Competencies For Future Success:...
  • Is Strategic Planning Passé?

    Executive Briefing | March 7, 2013
    In a recent discussion 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...
  • Positioning For Success: Developing A Strategy For A Shifting Market

    Industry Resource | September 14, 2012
    This presentation by Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer at OPEN MINDS was the closing address at the 2012 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Institute on September 14, 2012. It discussed developing a vision for the future and creating strategic...
  • Something Coordinated This Way Comes: New Models For Care Delivery For Behavioral Health

    Industry Resource | October 21, 2011
    This presentation was given by Dr. Colleen Michelle Allen President, UNI/CARE Systems, Inc. and Kevin Dolan, Director, HHS Alliance and Business Development, Microsoft on October 21, 2011 at the OPEN MINDS 2011 Institute for Behavioral Health Informatics. The presentation...
  • Using Innovation To Your Strategic Advantage: Positioning Your Organization In A Shifting Market

    Industry Resource | June 8, 2012
    This presentation was given as the closing plenary session by Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS at the 2012 OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute on June 8, 2012. In this end-of-institute wrap-up, Monica Oss reviewed how...
  • Implementing Your Strategic Vision: How To Move Your Organization From Plan To Action

    Industry Resource | June 8, 2012
    This presentation was given by John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS as a breakout session at the 2012 OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute on June 8, 2012. The presentation covered how to make business unit...
  • Creating Your Strategic Game Plan: Deciding What To Do, When To Do It & How

    Industry Resource | June 6, 2012
    This presentation by  Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed. M., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS was given as part of the breakout session at the 2012 OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute on June 6, 2012. The presentation discussed the OPEN MINDS...
  • Strategic Planning Process Or How To Make Sense Of Possible Chaos

    Industry Resource | June 6, 2012
    This presentation was given by Charles A. Hall, M. Ed., Executive Director, Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board as the second part of the breakout session at the 2012 OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute on June 6, 2012. It...
  • Strategic Planning + Innovation = Success: The OPEN MINDS Toolkit

    Executive Briefing | May 26, 2012
    Innovative thinking, focused strategic planning, and great marketing execution are what organizations need to succeed in a changing health and human service market. Below, we’ve included some of the best resources in the OPEN MINDS Industry Library to improve...
  • Using Industry Collaboration: Joe Rutherford, CEO, Mental Health Care, Inc.

    Feature Article | May 1, 2012
    Using Industry Collaboration: Joe Rutherford, CEO, Mental Health Care, Inc. When asked about the challenges facing the industry, Joseph F. Rutherford, OPEN MINDS Advisory Board Member and of chief executive officer of Mental Health Care, Inc. in Tampa didn’t...
  • Adding A New Service Line: A Disciplined Planning Process Is Key To Success

    Feature Article | February 1, 2012
    Adding A New Service Line: A Disciplined Planning Process Is Key To Success Most organizations are thinking about adding new service lines – for all sorts of reasons. Ending the dependence on a single payer is a big one....
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