How to add the strategy into strategic planning

While everyone is capable of both strategic thinking and planning, it’s natural to have a preference for one over the other. The whole brain thinking framework is one way to understand whether strategic thinking or planning comes more naturally to you....

Editing notes

This podcast discusses what to do once you have a first draft in place – and emphasises focusing on the big questions before improving the wording. Some of my takeaways from this discussion with Daphne Gray-Grant are: It’s important to leave time between writing...
How to write a policy advice paper

How to write a policy advice paper

I recently completed a series of three policy papers, and noted down the process while it was still fresh in my mind. Please feel free to try this process if you need to write a policy paper (any long-form report with recommendations) for your council. Why a process...