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Strategy Execution: Why It Often Fails

A senior executive recently shared with me: “I have been explaining our new strategy for months, and last week in a leadership meeting I got astonishing feedback. The main message was ‘we have no clue where we’re going with our strategy’. How is this possible?! Defining a good strategy, and executing this strategy successfully are two separate things. Why does strategy execution often fail?

The CEO of Philips, Frans van Houten, recently remarked: “We often have good ideas, but we have to execute these well, otherwise they are useless.”

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Why Arrogance Leads to Eventual Failure

arroganceAs a human race, we tend to jump to conclusions and write off people who appear to have no hope. The same applies to companies, which are legal entities but nonetheless composed of living, breathing human beings.

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Leading in a Multipolar World: Four Forces Shaping Society

Leading in Multipolar World 2nd editionWhen I released the first edition of this ebook just a few years ago, society had been through numerous upheavals in the span of less than a decade.

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Don’t Pee on the Electric Fence: A Lesson in Customer Service

Electric FenceIn my last post Customer Service Meets Productivity I shared a recent customer service experience with the Hyundai dealership where I’ve dealt for three and a half years.

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You Are Not Your Position

338px-Jacques-Louis_David_-_The_Emperor_Napoleon_in_His_Study_at_the_Tuileries_-_Google_Art_ProjectIf you know everything there is to know then you can take a pass on this post and move on to so

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The Art (NOT Science) of Management–and its Cousin Leadership

Drucker

 

It seems that a number of people want to be scientists, or at least in the sense of ostensibly adding credibility to their respective field of work. Economists (of which I’ve been a practitioner since 1982) and those in the leadership field (yours truly since the early nineties) covet the science moniker. Adding the word “science” adds a certain cachet to one’s profession.

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Six Enablers to Building Organizational Change Adaptability

Desert

 

Have you had enough?

Of change that is.

As 86 year-old American poet and author Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”