Anticipatory Management: 10 Power Tools for Achieving Excellence Into The 21st Century

This essential guide puts at your fingertips a set of powerful tools to enable you to anticipate and influence external activities that affect your organization’s strategies. Authors William C. Ashley and James L. Morrison lead you in applying methodologies such as the Strategic Trend Intelligence System, the Issue Vulnerability Audit, The Delphi Rating Method to place issue priorities, the Issue Accountability Model, the Issue Analysis Worksheet, and more. These tools are synthesized into the Anticipatory Management Process, your roadmap for seizing competitive advantage.

William C. Ashley and James L. Morrison (0-913869-05-8)
Paperback, 290 pages, November 1995



Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Need for Anticipatory Management

Chapter Two: Components of Strategic Thinking

Chapter Three: Surfacing and Challenging Assumptions

Chapter Four: Strategic Trend Intelligence System

Chapter Five: The Issue Life Cycle

Chapter Six: Issues Vulnerability Audit

Chapter Seven: Issue Briefs

Chapter Eight: Delphi Rating Method

Chapter Nine: The 10-Step Issue Management Process

Chapter Ten: The Issue Accountability Model

Chapter Eleven: Issue Analysis Work Sheet

Chapter Twelve: The Scenario Technique Applied to Anticipatory Management

Chapter Thirteen: The Anticipatory Mangement Process: Putting It All Together

Chapter Fourteen: Introducing Anticipatory Management into the Organization

Chapter Fifteen: Solutions to Anticipatory Management Challenges


Appendix A: Global Petroleum Trends

Appendix B: Sample Issue Abstract

Appendix C: Sears Taxonomy

Appendix D: Vulnerability Audit Results

Appendix E: Sample Issue Brief

Appendix F: Sample Delphi Rating Sheet and Consensus Reports

Appendix G: Case Studies: Issue Management in Action L.A. Department of Water and Power: Air Quality

Sears, Roebuck and Co.: Regulation of Interstate Commerce

Boeing Corporation

Georgia Power Company

Weyerhaeuser Company


Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .5 in