Trend Business The future belongs to thoseof us who see the possibilitiesbefore they become obvious.
“The future ain’t what it used to be.” – Yogi Berra
“When you come to a fork in the road… take it.” – Yogi Berra
“You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra
Execution trumps strategy there is a process – part sciencehuman beings work here – part art $400 billion + people execute strategy
Strategy without execution is meaningless.Execution without engagement is impossible.
• The U.S. ranked ninth in industrialized nations in share of population with at least a high school degree (adults 25-34). Twenty years ago, we were number one. CBS News Washington, September 13, 2005• 15-year-old students in the U.S. perform average in reading and science, and below average in math. #14 = reading #17 = science #25 = math• The U.S. ranks #1 in people going to college, and 12th in those finishing college GMA, April 4, 2011 • The U.S. ranked #18 of 36 nations for secondary education. UPI, November 19, 2008 • Questions on affordability, relevance, leadership, convenience of use
What does your CANYON look like? 90% of all 70% of employees Cost tostrategies aren’t do not consider U.S. economy: well executed. themselves $370 billion Source: Robert Kaplan actively engaged. in lost productivity. and David Norton Source: Gallup Source: Gallup
Lessons about People 1. People won’t change if they perceive the “need to change” to be an indictment of their past performance.
Lessons about People 2. To execute a strategy, people need an honest assessment of where they areand a clear picture of where they want to go.
Lessons about People 3. Good comedians can be more valuable than strategists.
Lessons about PeopleRealism is at the heart of execution.