The Strategy Execution Programme is a three-module journey uniquely structured around your own personal context and your own individual strategy execution (challenge) plan. This enables you to learn while doing, following a virtuous circle of reflection, action and further reflection.
It all begins with a carefully structured pre-programme preparation phase, which includes articulating a detailed strategy implementation plan. Then there are five intensive days on campus, before the structured action-learning/application phase, with online and telephone coaching from peers and professors over several weeks. This is followed by a three-day campus module which enables you to hone your skills and perfect your ongoing plan of action. Finally, a third module which focuses on analysing your internal strengths and barriers, competing commitments, internal motivations and how you can manage these to influence stakeholders more effectively.
This modular, interactive format enables our faculty to tailor the content exactly to your needs – and to pass on the most relevant insights from their cutting-edge research. By the end of the programme you will not only have a practical, stress-tested and carefully refined plan of action; you will also have the skills, knowledge and confidence to get results repeatedly.
Module 1: Perfecting the plan on-campus
Five days of sessions on assessing your individual strategy plan, identifying the barriers to execution, developing reflective skills and refining the implementation plan
Intermodular learning and action off-campus
Participants apply concepts and learning by practising in real-life company settings
Faculty facilitate tele-conferences and online discussions to maintain momentum and sustain the participant network
Module 2: Strengthening your skills on campus
Three days of sessions developing additional skills to complement the previous module and inter-module learning
Module 3: Personal assessment and role effectiveness
Three days of sessions to understand the psychological dynamics between strategy execution practitioners and stakeholders
Strategy Execution Stress Test
We apply the Strategy Execution Stress Test* to every participant’s strategy execution plan to ensure that it is actionable and effective. The Strategy Execution Stress Test is a cycle of evaluation and revision that systematically improves strategy execution plans.
*Copyright © 2011 Michael Jarrett & Quy Huy. All Rights Reserved.
Do you have a viable strategy?
- Long term goals and mission
- Scope: offering what to whom?
- How is competitive advantage achieved?
- Why is competitive advantage durable?
Do you have a comprehensive implementation plan?
- Measurable goals
- Adequate resources
- Aligned stakeholders’ interests
- Realistic time frame
- Clear roles
- Sufficient control
Do you know the hidden barriers to implementation?
- Historical context
- Social identities
- Emotional dynamics
- Defensive reactions
- Political behaviours
Do you know how to overcome the barriers?
- Temporal capability
- Middle managers’ balancing role
- Fair Process
- Emotional levers
- Process consultation
- Transitional bridges
Do you have the critical skills?
- Individual skills
- Internal and external skills
- Complementary skills
- Coordination skills
Do you have a continuous learning system?
- Detect unplanned events
- Apply lessons
- Change behaviours
- Institutionalise new capabilities