The first module covers the basics. You’ll start by taking a closer look at what strategy execution is all about. Next, you’ll learn about ‘The 8’, the strategy execution process building blocks and ‘The Bad Guys’, the human dynamics we need to conquer on the execution road.
A sound strategy is the starting point for each strategy execution journey. In the second module, you learn what a good strategy is all about and how to clarify the existing one. We also explain the first two canvas exercises: List of Noes and Set your Finish Line.
Research from The Performance Factory shows that most companies struggle with getting the strategy message across. In fact, it’s the weak spot in most organizations’ strategy execution process. In this module, you will learn why strategy communication is so difficult and how you can make a Head Heart Hand connection to drastically improve communication success. You will also meet the first bad guy, The Curse of Knowledge, and learn how to outwit him
Thanks to the Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Cascade is probably the best-known strategy execution process building block. According to Bain Research, the Balanced Scorecard is the #6 most-used management instrument in the world.
In this module, you take a closer look at the cascading part of the Balanced Scorecard (the measuring part is covered separately). You will also meet the second bad guy, Message Distortion.
Initiative management is all about selecting, prioritizing, and executing the right strategic initiatives. It’s the activity in which your dreams run up against reality, where your strategy meets operations, and where resources are added to the strategy formula. It’s one of the most difficult strategy execution steps and therefore the spot where implementation often goes wrong.
In this module, you will be challenged to take a closer look at your current ‘Must-win’ projects and learn what you can do to guarantee success. You will also meet the next bad guy, CO2mplexity
A finish line tells us when our strategy journey is successfully completed. It tells us when we won. An inspiring finish line, such as JFK’s ‘man on the moon by the end of the century’, gives everyone involved purpose. It motivates us to win.
But a finish line doesn’t tell us how to complete the journey successfully. It doesn’t tell us how to win. Therefore, we need a second item to complete our measuring mechanism. We need a set of signposts that point us towards the finish line.
This module teaches you how to select and track the right KPI’s, the signposts that will point your team to the finish line. The bad guy you face this time is called Mitigated Speech.
In this module, you will learn why setting individual objectives is one of the best things you can do to improve performance. And you will learn how to do it best. The bad guy that will challenge you is Decision Paralysis.
We all know that habits are powerful. This module shows you how the right habits help you succeed and how you can get rid of bad habits. The objective: beat the villain Willpower Depletion.
The last module provides practical tips to become a better coach. You will also learn how to anchor habits into your agenda and meet the bad guy, The Pygmalion Effect.
Every module contains several lessons teaching you more about Strategy Execution
An easy navigation system helps you keep track of your progress
Take an optional test at the end of each module and aim for bronze, silver or gold
Prof. Jeroen De Flander has shared the stage with prominent strategists like Michael Porter and reached out to 25,500+ leaders in 40+ countries. His first book Strategy Execution Heroes reached the Amazon bestseller list in 5 countries and was nominated for Management Book of the Year 2012 in the Netherlands. His second book, The Execution Shortcut, reached the #3 spot in its category on Amazon. You can check out his thinking by reading this excellent strategy execution guide he keeps up to date.Visit Jeroen's website
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