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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Richard Coe, Business Consultant, United Kingdom
The Achilles heel is the low probability of suc...

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Lorrie Lang, Manager, United States
I have seen this play out in my organization as we...

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The DESIGN should be Reliable,

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Bill Carter, Business Consultant, United States
Wonderful, insightful point Harp! Perhaps when str...

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Kelly, Manager, Zambia
Bill is very right. But how would you reconcile th...

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David Redpath, CEO, Canada
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Daniel Newton Obaka, United States
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Alexander N. Raikov, Director, Russian Federation
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