“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.” Albert Einstein Kids these days have a phrase: “FAIL.” It means something like “epic failure” and … [Read more...] about Breakthroughs in strategy
We have been hunkered down for a couple of years following the recession. In early 2012, I was hopeful that organizations would break back out. However, it seems to me that this … [Read more...] about Leadership sightings—Who inspires you?
It’s a seductive challenge: strategic change may be the most exciting endeavour of an executive’s career. It compares with climbing Mount Everest―not everybody makes it on the … [Read more...] about What’s missing from Strategy Execution? (Strategy execution methodologies series. Post 5)
“Business is a machine made out of people” Bill Duane. In Post 1 of this series, we established that strategy is “just another good idea” until it is implemented and churning out … [Read more...] about Change Management Methodology (Strategy execution methodologies series. Post 4)
Having established, in Post 1 of this series, that strategy is “just another good idea” until it is implemented and churning out results, and that there is no single turn-key … [Read more...] about “What is PRINCE2?” Guest Post Richard Batchelor. (Strategy execution methodologies series. Post 3)
Strategies identify “what” needs to change. Project management provides a structure for “how.” Some go so far as to say that “projects are the vehicles of change.” This post is a … [Read more...] about What is Project Management, per the Project Management Institute―and where does it fit? (Strategy execution methodologies series. Post 2)
What is the “state of the nation” as far as “change management” goes in Canada? Titled "Agility, Performance and Engagement," this conference had an unusual mix of theory, … [Read more...] about Dispatch from the Conference Board of Canada’s annual Change Management conference (2012)
Seems like many organizations are looking for the secret to effective strategic execution―the one thing that will fix the so-called 70% failure rate. The problem is (and we all … [Read more...] about “Change leadership” is not THE silver bullet. The Silver Bullet series.
Few organizations have figured out how to do strategy execution well. One of the enigmas of implementation continues to be the gap between project management and change … [Read more...] about Innovating Project and Change Management to generate better results—Book Review
A question. Actually a conversation of questions and lots of listening. Why? Because it’s not what you know that will engage your people – it’s what they know. So, what do they … [Read more...] about Leaders: What is the single most powerful technique to build commitment (and defuse resistance) for your strategy?