The critical question for every business leader is, “How do I build an organization that consistently executes its strategy?”

The answer: it takes a complete program. The reasons other approaches do not last is that they are missing key elements. Technology (i.e., performance mangement software) alone is not enough. Training, by itself, is not adequate. Simply reading best-selling books won’t do it. New leadership by itself is not the answer. Retaining better people won’t make the critical difference. Hiring an executive coach by itself will not overcome this challenge.

No, the answer lies in taking a more profoundly holistic approach.

BOTTOMLINE: Our field research has shown us that singular, piece-meal approaches just don’t last. Sustainability, the capacity of an organization to maintain the necessary balance between strategy and execution, and doing so while overcoming the hurdles, requires a complete program consisting of four tightly-integrated elements:

    • A Repeatable Methodology to drive organizational learning and understanding.
    • Strategy Execution Coaching to nurture and nudge to stay the course.
    • An Execution Software System to engage everyone, everyday in real-time alignment.
  • Community Learning to share and reinforce best practices and accelerate learning

(Excerpted from Chapter 6, Six Disciplines Execution Revolution, by Gary Harpst)