Be sure that your people have all the information when deploying a strategy. Without enough information, your strategy will be meaningless to them.
Staffing can be tough. It takes a lot of effort and investment on the part of an organization to find the right person for the job you’re trying to fill. So once you’ve put in all of that hard work, you want to make sure it was not all in vain.
The ability to see the big picture and then act accordingly can help ensure success. While it may be too late for the student-debt bubble, learn how it may help your business.
Decisive leadership is wonderful, but it is not enough. Even good decisions are irrelevant without commitment on the part of those leading the change.
Having the right culture ensures a successful and enjoyable process as employees navigate through the strategy to fulfill your future vision.
If leaders think like marketers and treat employees the same way they would customers, the implementation of a new strategy would go much different.
Strategic change is a process that takes time and it must be planned out to deliver those first steps of success and ensure sustainment.
Your business may not be musical, but your orchestra needs a conductor who knows the score.
Solving for complex strategies require visuals to help businesses relay the strategy to employees, just as a 10 year old uses visuals to solve complex math homework.
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It's time for us trainers to stop just following orders and become stewards of good business decision-making!
Trainers - Do you want to sit at the Strategy table, then stop just taking orders.
If you want people to “play” with others they need to understand the rules of the game! That means engaging individuals in how their efforts impact their team’s success and how their team’s success contributes to the overall achievements of the company.
The vision that leaders create is only as strong as the commitment they get from everybody else. Read a few ways to reach this balance.
Creating a culture just to have a culture after a merger and acquisition will not help you achieve success. It's more critical to create a culture of competence that is focused around aligning organizational focus, capability, systems, and processes.
Good strategies need good stories. Here’s why stories are important for getting people excited about executing strategy.
Organizations that “win” have some unwavering principles that guide the way they lead the strategic change process.
I’ve always admired George, and I’m continually impressed by the forward-thinking leadership tenets he demonstrated to first his troops and then to his new country.
Strategy is really about a focused effort at all levels of the business on how to win in the marketplace. The ability to rally thousands of employees around a common strategic direction becomes a point of competitive differentiation.
You’ve likely heard the phrase, “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” The idea behind this is that values and cultural norms in an organization are often much stronger than the strategy that gets communicated in PowerPoint decks from the company’s top leaders.
When the time is taken to show employees a clear picture of the future it can make the biggest problems seem tiny.
But thinking more like a marketer and creating authentic awareness, excitement, and education about your strategy can have a profound impact on how well you execute throughout your organization.