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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #7

Hurdle #7: Lack of courage and commitment on the part of the senior executive. Execution management systems are not for the faint of heart. They require a senior leader that understands that he or she is the one person who … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #6

Hurdle #6: The language of execution must change. Almost all of the words associated with execution have negative connotations in our culture, beginning with the word execution itself, which, of course, has another meaning: “chopping off heads.” We’ve already addressed … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #5

Hurdle #5: The organizational drift is built on avoiding discomfort. If you shy away from using the word culture, as in “corporate culture”, and look for what is actually happening in organizations without the bias that goes with that word, … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #4

Hurdle #4: Above all, most people really just want to be comfortable. Much of the resistance to change seems to come from simply not wanting to be bothered by needing to adjust to something new. This resistance is usually reactionary … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #3

Hurdle #3: People don’t keep their promises. If you’re thinking right now “I keep my promises,” you’re in the majority who think that.  However, try this challenge: spend the next week being observant of all the promises you make, big … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #2

Hurdle #2: People who have never been held accountable are terrified of the idea of being held accountable. This means almost everybody. Most people have been given accountability for activities or to oversee activities and that’s different than accountability for … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #1

Hurdle #1:  Every organization believes they have an execution management system. That’s right; every organization believes they have one. The problem is this: it’s not really a system. It’s a bunch of, at best, loosely related individual vehicles for accomplishing … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Overview

Our definition of execution is the activity of getting things done. Our definition of execution management in an organization is how one manages the multiplicity of what needs to get done. This includes both executing strategy and executing the day-to-day … Continue reading

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What would be Possible if Every Employee in your Organization Owned their Job?

What we mean by owning their job is that: Every employee fully understands the goals of the company. Every employee fully understands their own goals, towards the goals of the company and knows the critical steps necessary to achieve those … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Aligning the Message with the Messenger

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t; the other half have nothing to say and keep saying it.”  Having something important to say is half the battle. The other half is being able … Continue reading

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