Articles & Resources

Articles by Jane Logan

These articles by Jane Logan relate to both private and non-profit organizations.

Planning to Plan
Mission, Vision, Values
Competitive Analysis
Motivating Your Board
Stakeholder Consultations
The Golden Rule of Stakeholder Consultations

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Strategic Managing
Values Statements with Real Impact  Part 1
 
Values Statements with Real Impact  Part 2

Facilitation Articles

These articles by Jane Logan were first published in The Canadian Association.

  •  Appreciative Inquiry

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  •  Brainstorming

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  •  The Right Questions for Top Participation   

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    Quizzes

     – What do a beetle and a rabbit have in common?

     – Name the submarine in the Jules Verne classic, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.

     – What term for a small explosive is also a kind of hat?

    These quizzes and icebreakers are a Logan tradition and they have become popular with fellow facilitators. Let us know how you liked them by e-mailing quizzes@loganstrategy.ca. Please use with attribution and reprint with permission.

  •  Christmas icebreaker

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  •  Christmas quiz 1

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  •  Christmas quiz 2

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  •  Hat quiz

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  •  Rabbit quiz

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  •  Thanksgiving turkey quiz

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  •  Ships and the sea quiz – easy

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  •  Ships and the sea quiz – more difficult   

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  •  Ships and the sea quiz – expert

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    Recommended Readings

    • Jeffrey Abrahams, The Mission Statement Book: 301 Corporate Mission Statements from America’s Top Companies, Ten Speed Press, 1995.

    • James Collins and Jerry Porras, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, Harper Collins, 1994 – The best book for mission, vision and motivation.

    • C. Davis Fogg, Implementing Your Strategic Plan, AMACOM, 1999 – Very good for accountability, follow-through and change management
    • C. Davis Fogg, Team-Based Strategic Planning, AMACOM, 1994.
    • Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, Competing for the Future, Harvard Business School Press. 1994 – They take a competency-based approach to strategic planning which is suitable for diversified companies.
    • Laurier Beth Jones, The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life, Hyperion, New York, 1996 – A personal, values-based approach to mission statements.

    • Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton, The Balanced Scorecard, Harvard Business School Press, 1996 – Very useful for implementation planning.

    • Roger Kaufman, Hugh Oakley-Browne, Ryan Watkins, Doug Leigh, Strategic Planning for Success, Jossey-Bass, 2003 – A practical, values-based approach with a strong section on setting SMARTER objectives.

    • Alex Lowry and Phil Hood, The Power of the 2 X 2 Matrix, Jossey-Bass, 2004 – Insight into structuring strategic discussion and dilemmas.

    • Michael E. Porter, “What Is Strategy?”, Harvard Business Review, November-December 1996 – This is a classic article that looks at creating a competitive fortress with fit and alignment. It can be ordered and downloaded on-line from the Harvard Business Online Web site.

    Links

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