2011 Posts: Best of Strategy Execution

“There is no strategy without execution, and there is no execution without leadership!”

Over the past year I have been putting down my thoughts and experiences relating to strategy execution, which I consider to be one of the critical issues facing all business today.  Very few companies have product or geographical exclusivity and if they do, they don’t have it for long.  It’s a global business marketplace and competition is fierce.  In my mind one of the only competitive advantages is effective execution.

Here are my 2011 blogs about strategy execution.  In the first quarter of 2012 I will be developing these thoughts much further into a forthcoming business book:  The CEO’s Guide to Strategy Execution™.  I will keep you posted on the book’s progress.

The CEO’s Lament: Execution, Execution, Execution

Senior Team Alignment: a major ingredient in strategy execution

Strategy is a contact sport . . .

World-class Tennis and Strategy Execution

The T-puzzle and Strategy Execution

Competitive Advantage . . .

Initiative Overload: The Hidden Drain on Company Profit and Productivity

An Effective Business Review Meeting?

Will it make the boat go faster ? . . .

Duke, the cat . . . focus and discipline

Run your business like Ford

Ocean Currents and Business Strategies . . .

I Want . . .

The Commitment of DIY Strategic Planning

Your Strategic Plans: “Dead Sea Scrolls” or “Magic Carpet”

Enjoy and I look forward to hearing from all my readers in 2012.  Remember: Leaders lead!

Tight Lines . . .

John R Childress

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About johnrchildress

John Childress is currently Visiting Professor in Strategy and Culture at IE Business School in Madrid and a pioneer in the field of strategy execution, culture change, executive leadership and organization effectiveness, author of several books and numerous articles on leadership, an effective public speaker and workshop facilitator for Boards and senior executive teams. In 1978 John co-founded The Senn-Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, the first international consulting firm to focus exclusively on culture change, leadership development and senior team alignment. Between 1978 and 2000 he served as its President and CEO and guided the international expansion of the company. His work with senior leadership teams has included companies in crisis (GPU Nuclear – owner of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plants following the accident), deregulated industries (natural gas pipelines, telecommunications and the breakup of The Bell Telephone Companies), mergers and acquisitions and classic business turnaround scenarios with global organizations from the Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 ranks. He has designed and conducted consulting engagements in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China and Asia. Currently John is an independent advisor to CEO’s, Boards, management teams and organisations on strategy execution, corporate culture, leadership team effectiveness, business performance and executive development. John was born in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and eventually moved to Carmel Highlands, California during most of his business career. John is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a BA degree (Magna cum Laude) from the University of California, a Masters Degree from Harvard University and was a PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii before deciding on a career as a business entrepreneur in the mid-70s. In 1968-69 he attended the American University of Beirut and it was there that his interest in cultures, leadership and group dynamics began to take shape. John Childress resides in London and the south of France with his family and is an avid flyfisherman, with recent trips to Alaska, the Amazon River, Tierra del Fuego, and Kamchatka in the far east of Russia. He is a trustee for Young Virtuosi, a foundation to support talented young musicians. You can reach John at john@johnrchildress.com or john.childress@theprincipiagroup.com
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