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A report in the latest Sloan Management Review suggests that less than 10% of global executives believe that their organization has leaders with the skills needed to thrive in the digital economy.
What if you started your strategy conversations with a few ‘What if?’ questions of your own? Here are a few ideas to get you started
As you think about ways in which you can get your product or service in front of customers, don’t think about avoiding your competitors.
If you’re interested in making sure that your projects actually deliver real benefits to your customers, you might just want to avoid these tips!
Are you focused on the market and new growth opportunities as they currently exist, or, are you using your knowledge and insight to work out where the opportunities are going to be?
Which of these three elements are prevalent in your business and, which of them could you work on to help you focus and get the important stuff done?
Which of these five steps could your organisation implement to transform its ability to learn from its most important projects?
How are you continuing to improve? Are you trying to develop yourself, or are you using a coach to raise your performance to even greater levels?
What are you focused on in your business? Is your attention solely on the disasters of your company, or are you also identifying the less obvious issues?
How are you involving your teams in the creation of your strategy so that they are more likely to turn your vision into real action on the ground?
How well do you understand the key drivers of your customer experience? And how have you turned those principles into real-life experiences
How freely are you spending and what is the value of the currency of ideas in your organisation?
How could scorecards help your business climb the league ladders to the very top and be fully owned by each of your teams?
Effective time management is not simply about becoming more efficient. How could you drive more growth for your business by becoming a time expert?
What actions are you taking to help your business achieve your biggest strategic goals in a phased and managed way like New York city?
The best way to build joint ownership for an idea is to encourage and facilitate genuine involvement in its development.
How well have you translated your high-level strategy into focused action on the ground to achieve ground-breaking results?
Try this exercise at your next team meeting and understand what you really need to do to improve your team’s capabilities
How well is your business doing on the KPI of new customer attraction? And if your new customer numbers are low, what steps are you taking to resolve the issue?
How effective are you at leading organisational change? And how could you improve your change management results by focusing on the ‘resistance to change’ formula?
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