A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”
— William G.T. Shedd


Organizations use high level planning as the tool to attain goals though the allocation of limited resources.  How well these plans are established and executed often determine the success of the company in achieving success. Spencer Ryan uses many tools to assess, design, create, and evaluate the execution of strategic plans.  The Military Decision-Making Process—establishing multiple potential courses of action and evaluating the best and worst outcomes from these options—can be helpful.  This allows the organization to select the course of action that most closely aligns with their mission and enables the realization of the vision.  Some organizations will opt to take a high-risk strategy that could produce the greatest success.  Others will opt for a low-risk option that has a more limited potential upside.   These decisions are influenced by the company culture and the leadership styles of decisions makers.