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Friday, January 10, 2014

Why Is Strategy Execution Difficult?

“Why is strategy execution so difficult? …Let’s look at managing change. It should be hard: success means growth, growth means change, and change means uncharted territory. If these more obvious changes aren’t enough, every individual in your organization is growing and changing, too. Also the industry and your competitors are growing and changing-and you can’t afford to be left behind. “Without change,” warns C. William Pollard, Chairman of The ServiceMaster Company, “there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”

But, in the midst of all this change, how do you keep everyone on the same page? (My family of five can’t even agree where to go for dinner!) When we consider each business individually, we might conclude that the obstacles to executing strategy aren’t just complex, they are downright daunting.”

Six Disciplines Execution Revolution by Gary Harpst.

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Since 2005, the Six Disciplines blog offers posts about performance excellence, strategy execution, business coaching, leadership development, innovation, and business process improvement. This blog has received prestigious awards for leadership and management and has been syndicated by several major media sources.