Strategic Decisions When beginning to plan there may be some key ‘in principle’ decisions to make, decisions that will be strategic, and will affect how a plan is implemented and what the final outcome will look like. What do I mean by ‘strategic’? For me strategic decisions are those that have added value or affect […]

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Nigel Ring on October 19th, 2010

Where do we start? The starting point of any planning exercise must be the finishing point! Where are you aiming to go and how are you going to get there? Planning is about taking a journey with many stages. It is no good just leaving your starting point ‘on a whim’ and hoping you will […]

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Nigel Ring on October 13th, 2010

As I teach on planning I address two basic questions. One is ‘Why plan?’ The other may not be openly expressed but is often close to the surface: ‘Is planning just adopting the world’s methods?’ 1. Why plan? In my introductory blog I shared on this topic and will enlarge on it further in subsequent […]

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Nigel Ring on October 8th, 2010

Overview Planning is a part of good stewardship. God has entrusted resources to us – time, money, health etc – and we have the responsibility of using these effectively. By planning we can significantly raise our level of effectiveness as we avoid taking wrong turns which result in having to retrace our steps or undo […]

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