2. Organizations don’t learn from past mistakes and
1. Leaders habitually underestimate the challenge of
3. Most of the planning time is spent crafting the
strategy and only a little preparing the execution.
4. Employees don’t understand their organization’s
strategy due to poor communication.
5. Leaders understand the impact of the strategy across
the business (a mile wide) but not its implications
vertically on the business (a mile deep).
6. Leaders lack a framework to guide them through their
implementation journey and become confused.
7. Leaders are accountable for short-term performance,
but implementation is a long-term process.
8. The implementation is not agile enough, especially as
it never goes according to what’s planned.
9. Leaders don’t follow up to ensure employees take the
right actions after communicating them.
10. The organization is misaligned between its culture
and the strategy’s essence. This leads to confusion on
how to implement the strategy.
11. Too many strategic objectives are set up to be
achieved at once, so only a few get completed.
12. Employees don’t know the right actions they must
take to participate in the strategy implementation.
13. Leaders convey the strategy to their people from
their own perspective, causing misunderstanding.
14. Resources are not reallocated, resulting in people not
having what is needed to successfully implement.
15. People don’t receive encouragement or support from
immediate bosses when they take the right actions,
so they stop doing them.
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