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Strategy Execution Programme

Discover the insights and tools to bridge that difficult gap between the rational development of strategy and real-life execution.

Upcoming Sessions
4 + 4

Content Overview

The Strategy Execution Programme is a two-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.

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.


Module overview

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Module 1 - on campus

Four days of sessions on assessing your individual strategy plan, identifying the barriers to execution, developing reflective skills and refining the implementation plan.

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Intermodular live virtual sessions

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.

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Module 2 - on campus

Four days of sessions on managing key stakeholder groups, timing and sequencing of change, and understanding the social psychology in change management.

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.




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

*Copyright © 2011 Michael Jarrett & Quy Huy. All Rights Reserved.