Building a Winning Culture: Execute With Excellence
Building a Winning Culture: Execute with Excellence
Nearly every team has an articulated strategy, but that strategy becomes meaningless if the team fails to produce results. In a winning culture, successful leaders not only create a clear strategy, they execute it.
Most strategies fail, not because they are poor strategies, but because they are never executed.
Fulfilling that strategy requires a deeply engaged team and creating that team is the leader’s perennial challenge. Assuming you have an engaging mission and strategy, your next priority is to execute that strategy.
Wharton management professor Lawrence Hrebiniak points out that many MBA-trained managers “know a lot about how to decide on a plan and very little about how to carry it out.” So how do you get that extraordinary commitment from others? How do you engage them in new and demanding goals when they’re already struggling with the whirlwind of the “day job”?
It’s no longer enough to have a great strategy. The job to be done now is to get yourself and your team absolutely clear on the wildly important goals.
To help you achieve these goals with excellence, apply The 4 Disciplines of Execution®
- Focus on the Wildly Important
- Act on the Lead Measures
- Keep a Compelling Scoreboard
- Create a Cadence of Accountability