Your Strategy Will Fail: The 10 warning signs

#10 | Are you taking the time to think?

Warren Buffet:

“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions, than most people in business.”

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Why strategy fails: Your team doesn’t care

Your strategy has been set.

After months of research and analysis… interviewing customers, spying on competitors, brainstorming with execs and getting feedback from the gods on the board… the plan is finally complete.

The road to success looks clear. You start driving changes. Beginning with a town hall speech on Monday morning.

Yet a month into execution, you notice a BIG problem: People are not engaging with the strategy.

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Are people executing the strategy? Calculate your Strategic Alignment Score

We can have the best strategy in the world. It will however remain fiction until line managers and frontline employees start working on it.

So knowing whether people are actively carrying out relevant activities is critical. It allows leaders to intervene where roadblocks exist and make corrective adjustments before problems impact the bottom line.

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