(partial) Introduction. Strategic Planning: The chief executive and the board. A new class of chief executive officer. What is the board of directors good for? The British Boardroom: Time for a revolution? Strategic Control: A new task for top management. The Director's Role in Planning: What information do they need? Corporate self renewal. Strategic leadership through corporate planning at ICI. Planning global strategies for 3M. The quest for quality at Philips. Planning for a rapidly changing environment in SAS. The NFC buy-out - a new form of industrial enterprise.