Most leaders are preoccupied with their day-to-day business, leaving the business building strategy undiscussed and weak, creating huge risks for the company and stakeholders. Here’s a a valuable resource for my strategy work with clients, enabling them to create step changes in their strategy outcomes. Perhaps it can help you too.
How well does the leadership team fulfil the expectations and objectives of your strategy? Over the next four weeks, I’ll share some blockbuster strategy resources to help any leadership team sharpen their strategy game.
There are good reasons to reorganize, adjusting and aligning capabilities to serve clients and ever-changing markets, yet the leadership team itself is the organizational unit that is least discussed, and least affected by organizational restructuring. How do you and your leadership team ensure that you are doing what’s right for the business and your customers, instead of taking care of yourselves?
It only makes sense that if you add new priorities to this year’s strategic agenda, you need conversations about what you are going to say no to. If you don’t, soon you’ll find yourself in the situation with too many priorities or that everything is a priority. Of course, this means nothing is a priority. How do you ensure that you do not overstuff your “strategy closet”?
More is not always better. Adding new initiatives to your strategic agenda before having the difficult conversations about what to take out, leads to an overstuffed strategy that does not perform.
Strategy often stumbles because it is a collection of complicated facts and initiatives that are confusing and difficult to follow. Craft a strategy that tells a story about helping customers and creating value for others and you have got foundation for an emotionally compelling strategy. Logic and facts encourage us to think, yet stories evoke emotions that compel us to act.
Here is part III of the Strategic Leader Fitness Review, helping you get an idea of your strategic “strengths”, and where your opportunities for strategic growth are – Make sure you look into all three parts!
To get an idea of your strategic fitness, and where your opportunities for strategic growth may be, look into the Strategic Leader Fitness Review. Make sure you look into all three parts!
Has your boss suggested you become more strategic? To get an idea of your strategic fitness, and where your opportunities for strategic growth may be, look into the Strategic Leader Fitness Review. Make sure you look into all three parts!
What leadership types are present in your executive team? How do you ensure that your leadership team is comprised of balanced players, and not functional fanatics, committe comrades or operational addicts that hurt you as a team that aspires to play at its best?