To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinkingJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
Strategy execution is something successful leaders focus on; it simply isn’t optional if you want success. Execution has to be intentional and focused and you need to think about it when you develop your strategy because it’s no good having a strategy with insurmountable execution challenges.
But knowing what needs to be done and getting it done are two different things, so we also focus on supporting our clients with strategy execution. We see it as a discipline distinct from strategy (development). Getting strategy humming takes different skills and it involves everyone, not just leadership. For example;
You need to be able to prioritise a certain way
It demands short and long term thinking
You need to motivate and reward people
You need to understand and train for the performance gap in execution that will almost surely be there
Operationally, managing individual efforts in a way that aligns to strategy requires best practice project management
Leaders need to be all over strategy execution. Yep. It takes time. Your time.
How we can help you set up a strong strategy execution ecosystem