Always Start Your Strategic Planning with the Strategic Issues Survey

Businesspeople Meeting In Modern Boardroom Through Glass
Businesspeople Meeting In Modern Boardroom Through Glass

This first step in strategic planning starts the process right by consensus building with everyone working on the plan. It gets the Board and Manager focused and much more productive, and it is the simplest of surveys to do.

The electronic Strategic Issues Survey (SIS) takes a Board member about ten minutes to complete and saves hours of frustration during the strategic planning meeting itself. The end result is a far better Strategic Plan with clear consensus developed among all Board members and the General Manager on what is most important to accomplish in the Strategic Plan.

McMahon Group is so committed to its Strategic Issues Survey for strategic planning that we offer it as a stand-alone survey step to clubs doing their own strategic planning in-house. Just give us a month prior to your strategic planning date and we can have your SIS questionnaire developed, sent out, returned and tabulated; just in time for setting the planning agenda at your strategic planning meeting.

So whether you Strategic Plan with McMahon, use another consultant or do your planning in-house, try the SIS survey. See how it brings consensus and results to your initial and annual Refresher Strategic Planning.

Starting Strategic Planning the SIS way, at the beginning, is the best way to assure its success.

For more information on the Strategic Issues Board/Manager Survey call Kathy Sevier at 314-744-5040 or contact by email at

The SIS Survey cost is small, the results are enormous!

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About Bill McMahon

Bill is a private club planner providing strategic planning, member research analysis and facility planning services for private clubs across North America. Bill joined McMahon Group in 1999 and has worked with over 200 clubs helping to solve their strategic and facility needs.

Bill is Co-Editor of Club Trends, a quarterly report published with the National Club Association (NCA). He has written for many private club publications like The BoardRoom Magazine, Club Director and more, and has been a featured speaker at national conferences, local chapters and other associations serving the private club industry. He is also on the NCA’s Communications Committee.

Bill has been instrumental in developing and enhancing the McMahon Group online presence. He created and runs Clubtopia® ( – an online business directory of firms and companies serving the club industry.

Bill’s club memberships have included Bellerive Country Club (St. Louis), Glen Echo Country Club (St. Louis) and the Missouri Athletic Club (St. Louis). He has served on the Boards of Cinema St. Louis ( and the Tennessee Society of St. Louis (former President).


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