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New Series on Strategy Execution

By Aidan Hasen on October 21, 2017 in Strategy Execution

Have just launched a new series on strategy execution in partnership with the MIT Sloan Management Review. Over the next year, we’ll publish a series of evidence-based articles, blog posts, and interactive diagnostics to help leaders execute strategy more effectively. All materials will be free. Each quarter, we’ll explore a key aspect of strategy execution… Read more.

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HBR March 15 cover

5 myths of execution

By Don Sull on February 19, 2015 in Strategy Execution

This article debunks five common myths on strategy execution. Harvard Business Review published it as the March 2015 cover article. We report findings from a survey of over 8,000 managers in nearly 300 organizations, and use data to dispel five widely-held myths about strategy execution. The five myths 1) Execution equals alignment 2)Execution means sticking to the plan 3) Communication… Read more.

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7 questions to make your annual leadership meeting matter

By Charlie Sull on June 27, 2013 in Strategy Execution

About this time every year, the top hundred or so executives at big companies escape the crummy weather at home and flock somewhere sunny–think Orlando or Phoenix–for their annual leadership summit.  The cost of these meetings, including managers’ time, travel, and event expenses can run into seven figures. Managers spend most of the year in their own fox holes… Read more.

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