Strategic foresight is a new name for a core practice that leadership teams use to learn about the shifting forces shaping their ministry landscape 3 to 10 years out. It engages them in critical thinking and ‘what if’ debates. […]
Environmental scanning or information gathering is often considered the first step of strategy formulation. This essay reviews and critiques two contemporary research studies in this field, one quantitative-the other qualitative, to show that strategic leadership can be understood from both external and internal perspectives.