A leader’s main task: reduce complexity and cut the work in absorbable pieces. Period

One important factor determining the success of your strategy execution is your ability to avoid creating an indistinguishable mess. Mess, you say? Yes, exactly. Avoid creating a muddle. This means you need to make a clear distinction between realizing the objectives for your existing organizations and realizing new initiatives best run in separate projects.

Strategy = Execution wins an ‘Oscar’ for management books

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Strategy = Execution, the international edition of Jacques Pijl’s bestselling management classic, has been awarded with a no. 1 position by Axiom, a prestigious and leading American Business Book jury and platform. Consultancy.eu writes about this ‘Oscar’ for management books. ​

Scaling Requires a Modern Mindset in Change Management

Strategy = Execution Scaling Requires a Modern Mindset in Change Management Some change management schools of thought believe that top-down, planned execution is a remnant of the past. But it’s time to ditch that taboo. There’s nothing wrong with scaling and rollouts, as long as we tackle them in a well-planned way. Scaling your initiative […]

Keep the Minimum Viable Product as concise as possible​

Strategy = Execution Keep the Minimum Viable Product as concise as possible In your search for a breakthrough value proposition for your customers, you need to make your Minimum Viable Product (MVP)—the first product or service you are going to put to the test—as concise as possible. Focus on the bare necessities, the essence. Guard […]

The Breakthrough: The Methodology of Creativity

Strategy = Execution The Breakthrough: The Methodology of Creativity Content matters. It’s the backbone of any initiative. In strategy execution, you develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that is based on at least one innovative breakthrough. This process starts with systematically gathering innovative ideas to foster a constant flow of creativity. But is it even […]

Why radical innovation requires a two-track approach

Strategy = Execution Why radical innovation requires a two-track approach As I argue in Strategy = Execution, radical innovation requires a separate, autonomous execution strategy, independent from the existing organizational structure. A two-track approach, so to speak. Why is that, you ask? Because radical innovation happens at a different speed and with a different intensity […]

The Breakthrough: The Methodology of Creativity

Strategy = Execution The Breakthrough: The Methodology of Creativity Content matters. It’s the backbone of any initiative. In strategy execution, you develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that is based on at least one innovative breakthrough. This process starts with systematically gathering innovative ideas to foster a constant flow of creativity. But is it even […]

Strategy Equals Execution: Truer Than Ever in Times of Hyper Crisis

Strategy = Execution Strategy Equals Execution Truer Than Ever in Times of Hyper Crisis In this blog Turner’s Jacques Pijl is giving recommendations for strategy-execution in this extraordinary crisis. Strategy Execution triggered by the coronavirus crisis is—literally—Hyper Strategy Execution. Organizations of all sizes need to act timely and calmly to ensure continuity, whatever it takes.[i] […]