Dr. Mark Hinderliter, a long-time friend has launched a new podcast, Real Business in Real Time. In his third episode, Mark and I spoke about how to connect the dots between strategy and execution (and cultivate fun strategic planning). I invite you to listen to the podcast. You’ll learn productive tips on developing and implementing a strategy for success, no matter where you are in the continuum from strategizing to implementation.
As you listen to Mark and I discuss connecting the strategy and execution dots, here are links to expand and go deeper on the ideas we share.
Typical Challenges in Developing Effective Strategies
- Addressing challenges in cultivating strategic thinking, building buy-in and alignment, working toward successful implementation and results, facilitating strategy development, and engaging participants
- Addressing challenges in strategic change management, developing an innovation strategy, revenue and profit growth, making strategic planning fun, and building executive engagement
- Addressing challenges in creating a vision statement, anticipating market and industry change, finding time for strategy, focusing on priorities, and leading culture and change.
Getting Ahead of Change
Staying Ahead of Disruptive Forces
- Whoever Is Going to Disrupt Your Market Isn’t Like You
- Identifying Left Field Competitors
- Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment Inside Your Company
What Makes Fun Strategic Planning Fun?
- Fun Strategic Planning Activities
- Expanding Participation in Strategy with 3 Vital Thinking Perspectives and Three Strategic Voices to Include on Your Team
- Looking at Business Opportunities Differently through Analogies and Freshening Your Perspective with the What’s It Like? Exercise
Turning Plans into Implementation
- 13 Reasons Things Getting Done Is a Problem
- 5 Ways to Turn Your Implementation Plan into Results
- 3 Roles to Focus a Distracted Organization on Results
What does good look like with strategy and execution?
- What Kind of Perfection Are You Looking For?
- 3 Ideas for Improving Business Metrics
- 6 Reasons to Develop Marketing Metrics Early
Making Big Improvements to Strategy
- The Granddaddy of All Strategy Questions
- The 600 Most Powerful Strategic Planning Questions
- Finding the Right Type of Plan to Run Your Organization: How many strategic plans do we need?
Most Important Tip for Successful Strategy
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