The Resistance Phenomenon When Faced With Change
Resistance is Ever Present Over the years, as I have worked with...
It can be difficult to shift an organization from an operational frame of reference to one based on strategy, shaping the future the organization wants and needs. All teams encounter some resistance that needs to be managed in order to execute a strategic plan. Great strategic leaders execute their strategy with the help of others. In addition to managing the execution plan, strategic leaders need to guide, inform, and motivate their teams towards specific areas of strategic significance. CMOE’s Strategic Leadership™ Workshop helps leaders deliver today’s operational results while acting and executing on future opportunities.
Unfortunately, after leaders spend hundreds of hours on a strategy, their organizations often do not execute it as they intended. This can deprive customers of an innovative technology or service if a company, for example, fails to market well to its target customers.
Ultimately, no matter how brilliant a strategy sounds in theory, it can only succeed when put into action in everyday work.
A few of the top components of strategy execution include:
HBR found that these improvements affect strategy execution much more than do changes to organizational structure or motivators.
Strategy execution requires discipline. Discipline is achieved by setting up detailed, reasonable actions that bring the strategy to life—and that employees are able and willing to follow. Along with formulating a strategy, then, leaders should create a plan to ensure it can be followed.
Even more importantly, execution also requires competent, well-informed employees. Your people are the ones who actually work your strategy. Give them the information, training, decision-making power, and understanding needed to implement it well.
In order for strategy execution to occur, leaders need to be able to:
The Strategic Leadership™ Workshop is a highly interactive learning experience that is built around CMOE’s Strategic Leadership Model™, tools, and resources. This workshop features a learning simulation that provides participants with opportunities to develop, or build upon, their strategy and leadership skills. Participants also have the opportunity to assess their current level of effectiveness as a strategic leader and their ability to help sustain the organization’s performance in the future. The learning event concludes with time for participants to begin crafting a strategy for their part of the business by identifying specific actions needed to execute their strategy.
Because each client is unique, we offer the Strategic Leadership Workshop in a one-day, one-and-a-half-day, or two-day format. Our team is available at your convenience to discuss how our Strategic Leadership Workshop, or our other strategy products and services, can be tailored and customized for your organization.
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”~ Charles F. Kettering American Engineer and Inventor
“If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?”~ Basil S. Walsh American Author
“Drive thy business, let it not drive thee.”~ Benjamin Franklin American Writer and Statesman
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In order to meet the specific needs of each client we partner with and make the most of the learning and development investment, CMOE offers programs in the following formats and lengths:
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