10 strategy must haves

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<ul><li>STRATEGY ABSOLUTE MUST HAVES </li><li>01 STOP NAVEL GAZING! YOUR STRATEGY DEFINES HOW YOU UNIQUELY &amp; DEFENSIBLY DELIVER CUSTOMER VALUE. ITS ABOUT THEM, NOT YOU. </li><li>02 LOOK AHEAD! THE VISION SHOULD INSPIRE, NOT JUST EXPLAIN. STRATEGY IS ABOUT WHERE WE ARE GOING, NOT WHERE WE ARE. </li><li>03 KEEP IT SIMPLE TROOPS AT EVERY LEVEL MUST RELATE &amp; BE ABLE TO ALIGN PERSONAL DAY-TO- DAY WORK. BUT SIMPLE IS NOT SIMPLISTIC. (AND NO MORE THAN 6 OBJECTIVES AT A TIME PLEASE!) </li><li>04 CULTURE EATS STRATEGY FOR BREAKFAST! ADDRESS CULTURE &amp; CHANGE UP FRONT AND REMEMBER THAT WITHOUT BUY-IN &amp; DAY-T0-DAY, IN-THE-TRENCHES EXECUTION, YOUR STRATEGY IS JUST A POWER POINT DECK. </li><li>05 ASSIGN OWNERSHIP STRATEGY MUST BE OWNED BY SPECIFIC PEOPLE WITH SKILLS, SCOPE, AND AUTHORITY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. </li><li>06 ALIGN TIE THE EXECUTION PLAN DIRECTLY INTO THE BUSINESS STRATEGY &amp; BUDGET, OBJECTIVE FOR OBJECTIVE. FROM JANITORS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO SENIOR MANAGERS </li><li>07 KEEP IT REAL 20% STRETCH IS FINE, BUT NOT MUCH MORE. STRATEGY SHOULD BE FIRMLY BASED IN EXISTING CORE COMPETENCIES AND BE EXECUTABLE. IT SHOULD ALSO DEFINE WHAT WE WON'T DO. </li><li>08 GOVERN IT DEFINE RELEVANT, COLLECTABLE METRICS TO MONITOR PROGRESS AND EMPOWER GOVERNANCE FOR ON-GOING EXECUTION &amp; EXCEPTIONS </li><li>09 COMMUNICATE IT PLAN &amp; BUDGET FOR COMMUNICATION. IF THE TROOPS DONT KNOW THE STRATEGY, OR HAVE A MISINTERPRETATION OF IT, THE WHOLE THING COLLAPSES </li><li>10 DONT RUSH IT GOOD STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES TIME TO JUST SIT &amp; MARINATE. </li><li>CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTIONS Title Slide: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonbrown2013/ Slide 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherihall/ Slide 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peternijenhuis/ Slide 4: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanagyei Slide 5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthew_norris/ Slide 6: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inlinguamanchester/ Slide 7: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jepoirrier/ Slide 8: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejmc/ Slide 9: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonyjcase/ Slide 10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bisgovuk/ Slide 11: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyitschili/ Slide Design: http://www.slideshare.net/jazzinside/10-golden-rules-of-pr </li><li>SHARE THIS DECK &amp; FOLLOW ME(please-oh-please-oh-please-oh-please) stay up to date with my future slideshare posts http://www.slideshare.net/selenasol/presentations https://twitter.com/eric_tachibana http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eric-tachibana/0/33/b53 </li><li>CLICK HERE FOR MORE!!!! </li></ul>