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Executing Plans

Don’t let your business and strategic plans gather dust on the shelf or hide in the filing cabinet. How can you bring your plans to life so that you can start achieving your business goals today?

Humanising Business Planning

By Graham Haines

If you were to write down a list of the factors that result in great execution, it's probable that leadership, goals, teamwork, change management, communication and employee engagement would feature prominently on your list. But if we all know the basics of what is required to achieve great execution, why is the standard of execution so mediocre?

Protect Your Plan And Achieve Those Goals

by Daniel Lock

Have you ever set yourself a goal, started out, then failed to follow through? You've become despondent, and then given up on reaching that goal? If this has happened to you, then you'll realise that plenty of those goals you set yourself, whether in your personal or business life, seem unachievable because life itself gets in the way. Using a simple and effective contingency planning process, you can protect any plan to achieve your goals.

Turning Your Strategy Into Results

by Lee Colan

At the beginning of the day it's all about possibilities. At the end of the day, it's all about performance. Most companies consider the possibilities, but only winners turn possibilities into performance. Cut through the clutter using this simple framework for strategic planning.

8 Steps To Re-Engineering Process Success

by Daniel Lock

It's been said that more than half of re-engineering projects fail. That's because they are often difficult, and eventually may not necessarily meet the stated objectives when they were first commissioned. Discover 8 steps that you can take to help ensure success.

The One-Page Strategic Plan

Does your strategic plan sit on a shelf gathering dust? If it’s full of abstract goals, vague strategies and useless key performance indicators (KPIs), then I bet it does!

Handling Redundancy

by Darren Bourke

A step-by-step guide to assist employers when handling redundancy.

Getting Your Strategy Off The Shelf And Into Action

by Daniel Lock

Companies that perform at their best are those that have the right combination of great operations and great strategies.

Seven Insights To Give Your Strategic Initiatives A Winning Chance

by Xavier Gilbert, Bettina Büchel and Rhoda Davidson

Launching a strategic initiative as if it was just more of the same, without building an execution culture, is bound to fail. These seven insights are the building blocks of an execution culture. They are everyday practices, rooted in deep beliefs about the respect owed to fellow human beings.

Developing An Action Plan

by Rebecca Laskary

Your action plan should be the pathway to helping you achieve your goals and objectives in each area of your marketing plan.

Checklist Of 12 Basic Steps To Help Your Business Grow

The article 'Business Plan Preparation' enabled you to gain a thorough understanding of your business and the direction it should be taking. In this article we outline 12 steps to action this understanding.

Business Strategy Execution

by Scott Glatstein

Four reasons why your company's strategy isn't working.

Strategy Management And The Balanced Scorecard

by Paul R. Niven

The need for an emerging discipline of strategic management.

Do You Know Where You Are Going? - Do The People Who Matter Know?

by Paul Phillips

Effective planning should be carried out systematically, documented and, very importantly, communicated to those involved in delivering it. This is usually most employees. Ironically, even when planning gets beyond being just thought about, it often fails in the implementation - when the people get involved.

Three Reasons Why Good Strategies Fail: Execution, Execution...

by Knowledge@Wharton

From Vivendi to Webvan, the shortcomings of a bad strategy are usually painfully obvious - at least in retrospect. But good strategies fail too, and when that happens, it's often harder to pinpoint the reasons. Yet despite the obvious importance of good planning and execution, relatively few management thinkers have focused on what kinds of processes and leadership are best for turning a strategy into results.

Successful Project Execution - A Users' Guide

by Xavier Gilbert

From an etymological perspective,“execution” refers to following up on a decision, or transforming an idea into reality. Up to that point, ideas are only dreams. From then on, they become reality, with consequences. The results are up to us.

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