Some sobering facts about businesses are:
96% of firms fail within ten years [and that was before the pandemic].
79% say they have insufficient time to do strategic planning [that was also before the pandemic].
67% say they have insufficient strategy skills in-house.
Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to 30 grateful, heroic and youthful (and co-operative ;-) members of the Brisbane Rotaract in the Brisbane CBD.
Early in my talk, I polled the audience. Everyone in the room (100%) felt that strategy was important. Around 30% of my humble audience shared that they were good at strategy, but tragically only 5% felt their organisations did enough to train them to think strategically!
Does your firm or organisation do enough to teach its leaders and teams to think and operate strategically?