Archive: strategy execution

Strategy Management Should Be a Core Competency for Every Organization

Is strategy management (i.e. strategy creation, implementation, measurement, and improvement) a core competency for your organization? If not, it’s time to think about bringing this critical capability in-house. When I refer to strategy management I mean that every organization, from a start-up to a Fortune 500 enterprise to a non-profit organization, should have their business […]

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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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Collaborative Strategy – Smart or Dumb CEO Move?

The primary premise of collaborative strategy is that giving everyone in your organization a seat at the strategy table delivers huge benefits – to senior leadership, the organization (in the form of better business performance), your customers and stakeholders, and your employees themselves. The outcome of a collaborative strategy approach is a more relevant, actionable […]

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