Court Leadership – the Competency of Strategic Planning
Our latest installment on court leader competencies is that of strategic planning. This competency truly draws on leadership skills. Not all of us can master full strategic planning actions. Things like operational pressures and priorities interfere. The time and effort needed to undertake strategic planning activities deter us.
Nevertheless, considering and embracing strategic planning concepts and actions can help a court leader improve court practices, think strategically, and move closer to actual strategic planning. Elements in this competency represent beneficial leadership methods: looking ahead for long-term priorities, obtaining trends information, and collaborating and communicating about court actions. As this competency notes – the goal is to achieve strategic thinking, strategic decision making, and strategic planning.
Published by Janet G. Cornell - Court Leader Contributor and Consultant
Janet has over 35 years in court leadership including service in general and limited jurisdiction courts. She is a founding and contributing member to www.courtleader.net. She has a Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, and is a Fellow of the National Center for State Courts, Institute for Court Management in Williamsburg, VA, along with certificates from the Leader Coach Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, and the Leadership Institute for Judicial Education, Memphis, TN. Currently she serves as a consultant, faculty, and author on court administration, leadership, governance, caseflow management, performance measurement, operational assessment, access for self-represented litigants, and court reengineering with projects across the US and internationally.
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