Decisions, both personal and professional, are a part of life and we will either reap the benefits of those
that are correct or feel the pain of those that are not. Those decisions can range from the routine and
mundane to the critically important and unfortunately in our human nature we are subject to human
For those of us who have had the privilege to serve, we know that leadership is far more than a
designated position or title. We clearly recognize that effective leadership also entails its own unique
set of challenges, some universal and others unique to specific roles, responsibilities, and work
At its most basic, strategic planning generally includes identification of beliefs, mission, and vision of the organization; a review of the current and past strengths and weaknesses; organized goal setting; and action planning for the future.