Time best spent in Strategy-Execution is 20% on strategy and 80% on execution.

Hard of zacht? Een vals dilemma. Balans is alles

Successful strategy execution requires you to radically reverse how you spent your time and resources. Time allocation is the biggest deciding factor. Strategy starts with words; successful execution starts with action. That’s why you should spend 80% of your resources and time just on execution (and budget your time) rather than on strategy design and analysis.

Cross-functional alignment. Break the columns. Every day again

Striving for alignment within the chain of command of the line organization is easy. Alignment is more than making sure the chain of command is well-oiled and that people who work at the same level in the vertical chain meet their KPI targets. The challenge is to align horizontally, outside of the chain of command.

High employee engagement leads to 4x higher earnings per share

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There’s a strong business case for engagement. Engagement is fuel. Engaged employees contribute significantly to all of an organization’s strategic goals: profitability, customer and employee satisfaction, productivity, retention of talent and lower absenteeism.

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

It’s nothing short of our social responsibility to get better at strategy execution,” one CEO told me when I was researching my book Strategy = Execution. That’s strong language, I know, but it does bring home the urgency of this problem. Increasing the speed with which they improve, renew and innovate is the No. 1 challenge organizations face. Why is that? I’ll give you three reasons:

Why strategy execution is the No.1 management issue of our day

It’s nothing short of our social responsibility to get better at strategy execution,” one CEO told me when I was researching my book Strategy = Execution. That’s strong language, I know, but it does bring home the urgency of this problem. Increasing the speed with which they improve, renew and innovate is the No. 1 challenge organizations face. Why is that? I’ll give you three reasons:

Strategy Execution in an agile world Post 1

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Strategy = Execution Strategy Execution in an agile world. Don’t confuse an Agile organisation with an Agile method. Two posts, two messages:Post 1: Don’t confuse an Agile organisation with an Agile method.Post 2: Hybrids: can Agile methods and other methods work together? A false dilemma. Antal Ruiter, director in the Financial Services Practice of Turner […]

Soft is hard and hard is soft: Balance is everything

Hard of zacht? Een vals dilemma. Balans is alles

Strategy = Execution Soft is hard and hard is soft: Balance is everything. Hard or soft? It’s a false dilemma, because you can also systematically invest in and develop soft skills. Multinationals like Shell prepare all their new ventures and takeovers extremely well and evaluate them thoroughly afterwards. As it turns out, too few of […]

Your strategy needs a strategy

Modern strategy execution in the New Normal requires a fundamentally different way of working. Nowadays, the equation that works is Strategy = Execution.

Purge, select, balance

Being selective is a precondition for maximizing your chances of success in strategy execution. This blog post will show you how. This is the step you take in Building Block 2 of the Strategy Execution Model.

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