Strategy Execution

There are many aspects to being a great leader including setting vision, inspiring others and strategy execution.  We focus on helping leaders get results, the strategy execution part of leadership. We know this is the boring part but then maybe we’re the Buckley’s Cough Syrup of business. 

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Connecting Strategy with Action

If you want to get results, you have to connect your strategy with the daily action of all your employees. Figuring out how to do that well is actually pretty complex. Since we’re not all that bright we spend a lot of time doing research to figure out best practices in strategy execution.

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What does success look like?

We’ll help you define success and enable every employee to know what is expected of them, how they’re doing, and how to improve. We’ll do whatever it takes to help you achieve extraordinary results, from consulting to coaching, and training.

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Consulting

Every now and then you have to roll up your sleeves and get down to work to help improve strategy execution. We find that particularly true when helping companies who are at a point of inflection or change. Rapid growth, losses, and new directions are times when businesses need to think about how they are executing on their plans. We’re the extra resource that can focus on this and turn the turmoil of change into structured effort.

Coaching

Coaching is for when you think you might be able to do it yourself but you need someone telling you how to do it. We pretend we’re your mother and nag you till you get it right. The good side is that we’re there to support you when it doesn’t work.

Workshops

We have developed a series of workshops on strategy execution that take people through the process of defining success and assigning responsibility for that success throughout the organization. We taught these workshops first at the University of Toronto and are now delivering the same workshops to companies.

Some recent research for nerds.

Two things we found from recent research were that senior managers were much better connected in with their company’s strategy and that when companies use metrics to communicate things, everyone is better off.

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Does your company’s strategic plan make any sense?

  • Senior Managers 90%
  • Managers 83%
  • Employees 78%
  • With Metrics 87%
  • Without Metrics 74%
  • Senior Managers 85%
  • Managers 77%
  • Employees 69%
  • With Metrics 80%
  • Without Metrics 65%

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