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Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy

Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Consider the recent article, “Why Strategy Execution Unravels — and What to Do About It“ by Donald Sull, Rebecca Homkes, and Charles Sull, in the March 2015 issue of HBR.  Articles like this are well meaning and all set out to overcome the shortfalls of “execution.” But they all fail, including this one, and for the same reason: you can’t prescribe a fix for something that you can’t describe. And no one can describe “strategy execution” in a way that does not conflict with “strategy.”

 

Blaming poor execution for the failure of your “brilliant” strategy is a part of what I’ve termed “The Execution Trap” — how “brilliant” can your strategy really be if it wasn’t implementable?

 

 


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rodrick rajive lal's insight:

Both are distinct and yet complement each other. It goes without saying that strategy precedes executions!

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 17, 2015 7:27 PM

It’s impossible to have a good strategy poorly executed. That’s because execution actually is strategy – trying to separate the two only leads to confusion.

Ian Berry's curator insight, March 19, 2015 12:16 AM

I have a totally opposite view What I've learned from my clients doing is that thinking about strategy and execution at the same thing is a recipe for disaster. Sure they're are inextricably linked, They are two sides of the coin and yet vastly different. In simple terms strategy is about how you're going to move from here to there and execution is about who will do what, and when. You need to be well aware of capability when thinking about strategy. Developing your execution plan and enabling each of your employees to create and own their unique piece is a different exercise to creating the strategy which if its to be the right strategy needs employee and other stakeholders input too

Haidee Calore's curator insight, March 27, 2015 11:36 AM

get often get trapped thinking that strategy and execution are distinct processes. Good article to remind us that strategy is really a part of execution. Be sure to read the comments. They are as good, if not better than the article itself.

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10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like the Plague

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like the Plague | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

oToxic people are everywhere, and most of us know at least one or two. We may live with them, work with them, lead them, or know them socially. And if you've ever spent time with truly toxic people, you already know how destructive and exhausting they can be.

 

Just as with any kind of toxin, you need to limit your exposure and keep yourself protected. But a critical first step is to recognize when a person is toxic. Unfortunately, toxic people don't come with a warning label--but there are things you can look for.


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We have and we will continue to come across all of them,  arrogant co-workers, control-freaks, those who envy others even when job profiles don't match, then you have the congenital liars whom you can never trust. Added to the list of "toxic" people one should avoid include, the typical gossip mongers, those who would rather pass judgment one others, it is as if it is the only aim they have in life. All of them have one thin in common and that is  their toxicity. I just liked the write up and wanted to share it with all those who have perhaps had their share of toxic friends, the antidote for which, according to the writer is avoidance.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 10, 2015 6:40 PM

Just like toxins in your air, water, or food, toxins in the people around you can cause serious harm but they don't come with a warning label. Here's a rundown of what to look out for so you can keep yourself safe.