Free! 2016 Strategic Leader Survey Report

The 2016 Strategic Leader Survey offers deep insight on how leaders and organizations can improve decision-making practices for better outcomes. The 106-page report details and benchmarks practices of organizations of varied success, scale and type against what our continuing research shows will produce better decisions and promote future success.

Free! 2013 Strategic Leader Survey Report

The 2013 Strategic Leader Survey digs into use of strategic planning and implementation in all types of organizations. Strategy development and execution approaches that work and those that don't are identified. It assesses how leaders evaluate strategic risks and opportunities and how this aligns with their approach to planning.

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"Strategic Planning.  Why to use it. How to make it work" shows how to plan for great results.  

Free! 2012 Strategic Leader Survey Report

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The 2012 Strategic Leader Survey exposes "the strategy gap" - why leaders aren't more strategic and why organizations don't plan and implement- and shows how leaders can think and act strategically and instill planning and effective implementation in their organizations.

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We build organizations. We can help you achieve more.

  • Better strategy. Engage us to help you create a strategic plan for greater success. We will tailor our agile planning system to fit your needs. Our experience and tools will help you drive successful implementation. 

  • Better decisions. Use our counsel and facilitation skills to help your Board, team or group be effective in reaching goals. Our expertise and research uniquely equip us to help you make and execute great strategic decisions.
  • Better results. Ask us to help you craft and execute "best practice" approaches to strategic issues and opportunities. Our value is enhanced by broad strategy, management, marketing and communications experience.

Who are we?

Forrest Consulting is a high-level strategy and implementation consulting firm. We serve company, association, non-profit and government leaders and Boards. We have been building success in scores of business segments since 1988.

Our vision: Leaders and advisors recognize, engage and refer us for our faciliation skills and expertise in strategy formulation, strategic management, decision making and organizational leadership. We build robust organizations, Boards and groups - professional service, mission-driven, association, entrepreneurial, business, government and more.

How are we different?  Why should you care?

We take the strategic view when we counsel you and offer solutions. We assure your strategies move you toward your vision. We focus time and resources for greatest impact.

Our top credentials begin with founder Lee Crumbaugh:

  • MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; BS, Communications, University of Illinois.
  • Strategic Management Professional certification. Among the first 50 SMPs certified by the Association for Strategic Planning: credentials for delivering "best practice" strategic planning and strategic management counsel.  
  • Association for Strategic Planning leadership: President and Board Chair, 2014-2016.  
  • International Association of Facilitators member. 
  • Author, AHEAD: Strategy is the way to a better future, 2013 (Amazon paperback and Kindle e-book), and Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action blog.


Our talented professional consultants - Forrest Consulting associates - offer you a depth of affordable management and specialist expertise.  To meet specific client needs, we source and manage our team of associates on a per assignment basis.

Tap our training for better leaders and greater success

Leaders engage Forrest Training to provide professional training on:

  • Board and team effectiveness
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Strategic planning
  • Plan implementation. 

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Contact us for a one-on-one consultation.  We'll listen to your situation and explore your needs, obvious and hidden, to see how we can help you achieve more.   

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