Soccer, the world’s most popular game, is a lot like the world of strategy execution: it’s a complex game where the future possibilities are endless. Proficiency depends not only upon your team’s knowledge and skills, but also on your ability to read the field, make quick decisions and communicate with your teammates.
Unless you recognize and address the no. 1 enemy head-on, your transformation will result in lukewarm impact and reduce the appetite for more.
One of the emerging issues in business today is how we begin to develop the leaders we need for the future. Yet the dilemma is that the future will only come by successfully executing strategy with the leaders you have today.
Even the most compelling strategy is useless if it isn’t implemented. But in many companies, no one’s driving execution.
Let’s get one thing straight right from the start. Corporate Performance Management (CPM) is not a software solution. Instead it describes a management approach that should help organizations to better execute corporate strategy. Gartner initially defined the term as “the methodologies, metrics, processes and systems used to monitor and manage an enterprise’s business performance.’
Do you want to improve the odds of strategy execution? I’m sure that, invariably the answer for the question would be an enthusiastic nod.
Here’s a simple statement to remember: Have a well-understood strategy and communicate it widely.
By definition, in order to improve something, a change has to occur. I have benchmarked several companies and it seems that those that do the best with their improvement efforts have a workforce that embraces change. If, on the other hand, there is a culture of fear and the workers are terrified to try something different, nothing will improve.
While some people do adopt a fondness for a particular “flavor” of technology or approach, the reality is that a quality user experience coupled with a useful and reliable system means much more to the business.
I love Partner programs. You know, those business opportunities to get involved with a product or solution and earn revenue selling it to your customers. Particularly when the opportunity is attached to something you already do for a living, a partner program can represent a way to gain new competencies, new customers, and new revenue…
What are the key questions that an executive team should consider if they want to assess how they might manage the business strategy and their organization’s execution capability gaps.