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70% of strategic failures are due to poor “execution”

I was interested to be sent a link to “The 4 disciplines of execution” this week. It’s a consultancy with its own formula for ensuring that organisational strategy is actually turned into effective execution. They quote Ram Charan, author of Execution: the discipline of getting things done; “Seventy percent of strategic failures are due to poor execution … Continue reading

A3 Thinking: a tool to support Strategic Planning

A3 Thinking is one of the simple tools often applied in Lean improvement and I’ve written about its use for PDCA Problem Solving. It’s simply a “project on a page” and is a great way to capture the key elements of an improvement journey from problem definition through to demonstration of benefits. Another potential use … Continue reading

Creativity Killers or Creativity Growers?

I’ve been running some workshop sessions on creativity and innovation over the past couple of months and, in one of the group-work sessions, I challenge people to come up with a list of “Creativity Growers”.  These are the words and phrases that leaders can use to encourage and support their team members to be innovative. … Continue reading

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