A stimulating essay from Mark Rhodes writing on the Blog: Strategic Planning for the Free Management Library.

How good are you at communicating a strategy?  Using the approach and words of Abraham Lincoln as an example, Mark  proposes that “to establish direction, a strategy must be articulated to others. That is, in addition to establishing a course for the future, one must get others on board for the ride. Influential strategists Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad posit that strategic leaders must not stop at analysis and resolve, they must spend quality time engaging others in understanding the chosen strategy. So as a planner of strategy, you too must spend considerable time communicating… expressing… teaching… articulating. You must find ways to lead, inspire and move others.”

Thought provoking! Read the whole article here.