From Analysis to Action 4 Frogs? • From general to specific • What are we actually going to do? “I can’t finish nothing without a deadline baby” Duke Ellington
Action Planning and... What Cost? I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew) Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who Rudyard Kipling, The Elephant’s Child
Action Planning Cascade For the want of a nail the shoe was lost. For the want of a shoe the horse was lost. For the want of a horse the rider was lost. For the want of a rider the battle was lost. For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
Taking Action - Execution “Execution is the great unaddressed issue in most organisations today” (Covey, 2006) “Leadership without execution is incomplete and ineffective. Without the ability to execute, all other attributes of leadership become hollow.“No company can deliver on its commitments or adapt well to change unless all leaders practice the discipline of execution at all levels. Execution has to be part of a company strategy… “It is the missing link between aspiration and results.” Charan, Ram and Bossidy, Larry. (2002) Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done New York, Crown Business
The Missing Link? Strategy Strategy
Six Execution Drivers people need to know goals and priorities at every level Clarity Commitment people need to buy into goals and priorities at every level Translation people need to know what they individually need to do Enabling people need proper structures, systems and freedom Synergy people need to get along and work together Accountability people need to regularly hold each other to account Covey, Stephen R. (2004) The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness London, Simon and Schuster