Introduction: : To get the most out of the course, you may want to read Winning in FastTime either before you start or as you progress through the lessons. When you begin to build actual strategy, you might want to refer to the Generic Grand Strategy to see examples of finished products. You will find appropriate excerpts at the end of each of the presentations that have How To videos associated with them. You will also find templates that will guide you through collecting your strategy inputs.
Exit Planning: One of the most difficult endeavors for individuals and organizations alike is to plan for and manage situations that demand (or force) a major change in strategic direction. These forcing situations include success (imminent realization of a Future Picture), major environmental changes (new technologies, economic turmoil), and imminent or pending failure (employed strategy did not provide intended results).The problem is vexing and difficult in large part because of the emotional attachment to the current plan. The best way to deal with this problem and these situations is through exit planning that is done well in advance (ideally early in the strategy planning process) of the precipitating events. (19 minutes) How to Video Exit Planning: Details the steps for developing Exit Points and Exit Plans