M. Dana Baldwin reviews:
Preventing Strategic Gridlock is an appropriate and helpful read to anyone who is responsible for implementing strategies. First the author defines Strategic Gridlock as "the mysterious paralysis that occurs when persistent organizational problems snarl business performance.
Next, she identifies seven hidden roadblocks:
Finally, she introduces her concepts for recognizing and correcting the situation.
There is a considerable amount of good thought and guidance in her analysis. Each chapter contains excellent examples of the problems companies have encountered, checklists for identifying problem areas, FAQs and guidelines. Multiple approaches or processes are offered to the reader, allowing the appropriate ones to be selected and applied, based on the individual company circumstances.
In summary, this book is a great supplement to Simplified Strategic Planning. It adds some further guidance and additional considerations to SSP, and will assist the reader in effectively planning and communicating plans, changes and strategy initiatives in their companies.
Dana Baldwin is a Consultant with Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, Inc. He can be reached via e-mail at
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