The Achilles Heel of Strategy

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The Achilles Heel of Strategy
Bill Carter, Business Consultant, United States

The Achilles heel of strategic planning is poor or inept "implementation" of agreed and committed to action plans associated with the strategy.
Poor or inept implementation stems from having the wrong people in critical leadership positions (often CEOs themselves) with the inability or unwillingness to hold people accountable for completing day to day operational actions plans in a timely manner.... Register

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