Archive: Strategy Execution

New Stats Reveal Why Traditional Approaches to Strategy Fail to Deliver Results

Recent research by Professor Andrew Kakabadse of the Henley Business School (University of Reading) provides further evidence that the traditional, top down (“rationalist”) approach to strategy creation and execution (the approach that is taught in most business schools and practiced in countless companies around the globe) fails to maximize results and value delivery. He provides […]

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Where to Start on Your Organization’s Journey to Strategy Execution Success through Strategy Mastery

In a previous blog post I revealed the five essential elements that must be firing on all cylinders if your organization is going to achieve strategy execution success. Here’s a quick reminder of all the elements and how they work together:   The critical ingredient and most often forgotten element in achieving strategy execution success is […]

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What Drives Strategy Mastery?

In my last blog post I introduced the most essential ingredient for strategy execution success: Strategy Mastery.   Here’s a quick reminder of what Strategy Mastery is and what it looks like in action: Strategy Mastery Every employee in your organization must be a Strategy Master. That is, they need to know what your strategy story is […]

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How Strategy Communication REALLY Drives Strategy Execution Success in Your Organization

A recent article in the March 2015 edition of the Harvard Business Review looked closely at the five myths of strategy execution (“Why Strategy Execution Unravels – and What to Do About It”). Myth #3 focuses on my favorite strategy execution “must have”: communication. As the authors rightly point out, many organizations believe that communication of […]

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Strategy Ambassadors: The Key to Eliminating Strategy Execution Failure

Employee engagement and strategy execution failure – two stubborn challenges that countless organizations face but may not see as being connected. Big mistake. Here’s something I’ve learned – there IS a connection and employee engagement and commitment is the secret sauce behind successful strategy execution. Let’s review the evidence. I probably don’t need tell you […]

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