Forrest Consulting's Strategic Leader research program has focused on why many organizations don't develop and implement strategies leading to a shared vision of success and how to encourage strategy creation and implementation. It has addressed the many causes of planning and execution failure and steps leaders can take to assure success.
However, the problem is deeper than recognizing the importance of planning and then acting. We have concluded that the fundamental issue blocking strategy success is the poor quality of leaders’ and organizations’ decision making. Our 2016 Strategic Leader Survey addresses what we have concluded is the fundamental issue blocking strategy success: The poor quality of leaders’ and organizations’ strategic decision making. Responses from 305 leaders provide invaluable information on strategic decision-making practices used (and often ignored) by these leaders and their organizations.
This 2016 Strategic Leader Survey report offers deep insight on how leaders and organizations can improve decision-making practices for better outcomes. The 106-page report details and benchmarks practices of organizations of varied success, scale and type against what our continuing research shows will produce better decisions and promote future success.