Against each success factor, identify your tactics for year one (important actions that will ensure success).
Set timings and allocate responsibility for each tactic.
Consider what might go wrong and include tactics that will reduce or manage these risks.
Develop your strategy as a team
Strategy development will benefit greatly from the active involvement of your senior team, yielding additional ideas and insights.
The process will develop and spread a detailed understanding, reducing the risk of over-reliance on any one person.
Try to capture the key points on a single page (distillation of your thinking will force the team to focus on what is important).
Implementation is everything
A well-developed strategy will achieve nothing without effective implementation.
Use the strategy to set personal goals and ensure that critical success factors are properly managed.
Allocate time at management meetings to ensure that the big picture is not forgotten.
Change plans and priorities if circumstances demand this.
Build a business-wide sense of direction and energy by communicating the strategy clearly.
Celebrate success frequently.