Strategy Without a Strategy

Strategy is mostly seen as a process with a discrete start (an analysis, a new mission, a new CEO, an external event, and so on), a discrete duration (a strategy for 2020, a 3-year plan and so on), and a discrete ending (a written plan, a successfully executed strategy, reaching a particular goal or milestone,…

The Single Most Important Reason Why Strategy Execution Fails

As referred to in earlier posts, strategy execution comes with a lot of problems and no simple solutions. Having the right mindset is a good starting point for improvement, but of course not enough. You also need an effective approach that you can rely on. Before I move on to outlining such approach, we need…

The Right Mindset for Effective Strategy Execution – Part 2

Having the right mindset is crucial for effective strategy execution. In my previous post I introduced you to five mottos reflecting a constructive mindset that will help you execute your strategy successfully. Continuing where I stopped there, I’d like to share the other five mottos in this post. So, here they are:   Motto 6.…

The Right Mindset for Effective Strategy Execution – Part 1

As we saw in my two previous posts, strategy execution comes with many problems and no simple solutions. This means that we can’t just ‘fix’ it with a crisp step-by-step approach or list of best practices, do’s and don’ts or success factors. In this post and the next few posts I will discuss what you…