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Strategic Management – Step Three: Monitoring the Process

Monitoring the Process If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll probably wind up somewhere else.  Even with a clear implementation plan it’s possible to lose track of whether you are accomplishing your goal. For example, imagine the challenge faced by the engineers of the American transcontinental railroad. The strategic vision was that coast to […]

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Aligning Employees with Strategy: Building Support for the Strategic Plan – Fifth Step

In this post, we are discussing how buy-in helps align employees with strategy.  Buy-in is one of the key steps in strategic alignment.  Lets review how we get strategic alignment.  There are five basic steps that you must take to assure your employees are aligned with your company’s strategies. First, employees must have the conceptual tools […]

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Aligning Employees with Strategy: Building Support for the Strategic Plan – Third and Fourth Steps

In this post, we are discussing how organizational structure helps align employees with strategy.  Organizational structure is one of the key steps in strategic alignment.  Lets review how we get strategic alignment.  There are five basic steps that you must take to assure your employees are aligned with your company’s strategies. First, employees must have […]

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Re-invigorating Strategic Initiatives – How to keep moving forward

What do you do when progress is slowing on your key strategic initiatives?  Leaving your strategic planning session, your team was motivated to get the key strategic initiatives completed.  Action plans complete, resources allocated, and everything was moving forward.  But now, after several months, forward progress has slowed.  Team members have gotten bogged down by […]

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Aligning Employees with Strategy: Building Support for the Strategic Plan – First and Second Steps

In this series, we are discussing aligning employees with strategy.  Lets review how we get this alignment.  There are five basic steps that you must take to assure your employees are aligned with your company’s strategies. First, employees must have the conceptual tools required for good strategic thinking about their work. Second, employees must understand […]

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Execution makes all the difference in strategic planning

Execution failure is the most frequent cause of strategy failure.  Good execution makes all the difference in the strategic planning process.  This article will show you the key to good execution. Near the completion of the strategic planning process, we select objectives SMART objectives must be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, with Results stated in a Timely […]

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