How to run an annual strategy day

Jacob Aldridge

If you’ve never seen the need to get your car serviced, your teeth cleaned, or your internet speed upgraded then you can stop reading now: clearly your business never needs a strategy day to pause, review, and refocus.

For the rest of us, the roadblocks to running a great business strategy are two-fold: we don’t have the time (meaning we don’t truly value our business), or we just don’t know how to do it.

Now, engaging an external facilitator or coach to run the day is one way to solve that problem: and it’s a solution that keeps me well stocked on conference room coffee and itty bitty little breath mints.

The value of external input aside, this is something you can do yourself.

All you need is a comprehensive guide to running a good strategy day (preferably for your General Manager, Office Manager, or 2IC to read and implement) and a clear agenda for creating a day that delivers practical business results.

Conveniently, explaining that agenda is the focus of this week’s episode.

Watch it here

To further help you get through the speed bump that is creating an effective plan to run a good annual strategy day, download our flexible ‘Strategy Day’ agenda template below designed to set the scene for the coming year, and provide a clear strategic road map that your team are on board with.



Take 5 minutes each week to focus on your business instead of dealing with the demands of working in it.

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About Jacob Aldridge

Over the past 12 years, more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia, the UK, and Asia-Pacific have worked with Jacob in his role as an international business coach, partner and advisor. As Director of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and principals, specialising in Real Estate businesses, while also leading the development of the Strategic Advisory services across Workshops, Group Programs, and Online business guidance.

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