Strategy Execution - Your Learning Journey

Unit 1: 7 insights of execution

  • Formulate learning objectives and record an individual introduction for fellow participants.
  • Discover the seven insights of smarter execution of strategic initiatives and complete a brief diagnostic to gain greater insight into any specific execution challenges you are facing.

Unit 2: Focus first

  • Analyze the Kone case study to determine the factors that contribute to the success or failure of strategic initiatives.
  • Consider the fundamental purpose of your strategic initiative.
  • What is your focus? Is it fully aligned with your organization’s overall strategy?

Unit 3: Pick the best

  • Study the Nestlé Globe Initiative, which involved overcoming internal resistance to drive a substantial degree of change.
  • Examine how the initiative’s leader built his team and engaged other stakeholders, and consider how these insights can be applied to your own team selection.

Unit 4: Set the course

  • Learn how a powerful vision helped a Best Buy VP to lead a strategic initiative that built the business.
  • Think about how to increase the sense of urgency in your organization about your initiative.
  • Record an “elevator pitch” and develop a vision – a shared ambition for your organization.

Unit 5: Think it through

  • Develop an execution plan for your initiative and assess its impact on the organization, based on interviews with selected stakeholders.
  • Think about and plan a pilot before moving to the rollout phase.

Unit 6: All aboard

  • Discover how to engage different groups of stakeholders, how to communicate with influence and how to overcome resistance.
  • Conduct a stakeholder assessment, reflect on how to communicate your initiative to different audiences and design a high-impact event.

Unit 7: Play to win

  • Reflect on your personal leadership and how you are leading your team.
  • Test what you have learned from the program and participate in an interactive simulation about implementing a strategic initiative that involves managing a team and a group of stakeholders.

Unit 8: Follow through

In the final week, we will debrief the simulation, summarize the lessons learned and look at how you can monitor the progress of your strategic initiative moving forward.

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