Wednesday 16 October 2013

The biggest reason strategies don't get executed - lack of common sense

The challenge with all strategies is their successful execution.

In the October 2013 issue of Management Today Gerard McManus quotes Ram Charan one of the world's most respected management consultants.

Two building blocks of execution 
“... a leader must do 7 things
He or she must know their people and the business
They must insist on realism
They must set clear goals and priorities
They must follow-through
They must reward the doers
They must expand people’s capabilities
They must know who they are

The second building block of execution is a leader’s ability to create the framework for cultural change ... ideally, robust and frank discussion."

Sounds like common sense to me.

Is common sense the common thing at your workplace?

If your strategy is not being successfully executed I would review of common sense because the lack of it is most likely the reason your strategy isn't being properly executed.

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