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Can We Trust Our People To Execute?


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    Slim Fairview

    April 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Impediments to Executing Strategy
    I. The first impediment to executing strategy will be others who do not share your vision.

    a. Your vision competes with their vision.
    b. Your vision contravenes their assumptions.

    1. If their strategy is based on their vision, your vision will threaten their position.
    2. If their assumptions are repudiated, their reputation will suffer.

    II. There will be challenges to the data you use to substantiate your strategy.

    a. If you use the methods they use, your results will challenge their competency
    b. If you use different methods to arrive at your conclusions their methods will be challenged.
    c. Either a. and or b. will diminish either their self image or their image within the company.

    1. If you challenge their self-image they will become hostile.
    2. If you threaten their image in the company, they will become devious.

    All of the above assumes that the people you work with and work for like you.

    If they do not, the job of executing your strategy will be even more difficult.

    Regards,

    Slim

    http://slimviews.blogspot.com

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    Slim Fairview

    April 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Impediments to Executing Strategy
    I. The first impediment to executing strategy will be others who do not share your vision.

    a. Your vision competes with their vision.
    b. Your vision contravenes their assumptions.

    1. If their strategy is based on their vision, your vision will threaten their position.
    2. If their assumptions are repudiated, their reputation will suffer.

    II. There will be challenges to the data you use to substantiate your strategy.

    a. If you use the methods they use, your results will challenge their competency
    b. If you use different methods to arrive at your conclusions their methods will be challenged.
    c. Either a. and or b. will diminish either their self image or their image within the company.

    1. If you challenge their self-image they will become hostile.
    2. If you threaten their image in the company, they will become devious.

    All of the above assumes that the people you work with and work for like you.

    If they do not, the job of executing your strategy will be even more difficult.

    Regards,

    Slim

    http://slimviews.blogspot.com

    Reply
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    Sergio Fonseca

    May 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Good insight. If the boss does not have sufficient trust in their people for the implementation tasks he has to reassess his own leadership style and adapt it accordingly.  One way is to reinforce the description of the tasks and responsabilities (e.g. more detailed tasks and subtasks) and at the same time create a strong and efective control system to measure advance. A second step might be to put in force rewards and penalties and to clearly disseminate them among all peolple involved. This is a classical problem (and not so easy) to leadership. Any manager has to know that there is not a unique stlyle of leadership. It depends of the organization, its culture and its people, among other factors. What is relevant is to be prepared to adjust the style to  any particular organisation.

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