Strategy Execution Blog

LBL Strategies and The George Washington University’s Center of Excellence in Public Leadership Introduce New Course: Mastering Agile Organizational Design Certification

Chicago, IL: LBL Strategies announces a new course for continuing professional development in strategic management.

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Six Questions KPI

Six Questions to Answer When You Design A KPI

It is always a celebratory moment when organizations finally have strategic objectives defined after the exhausting strategic planning process they have gone through. Oftentimes, though, staff jump directly to determining “what should we do to achieve those objectives?” and put all their energies into implementing selected projects. After a year or so, organizations find either…

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The Benefits of Becoming ASP Certified

When you compare strategies between businesses, you’ll find that no two are exactly alike. Each business is trying to accomplish something another isn’t – ­­however large or small the differences end up being. This fact could lead you to believe that a strategy professional’s talents are unique to each business too, with no transferable skills….

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The Best Ways for Strategy Professionals to Earn PDUs for PMP Certification

For professionals in charge of strategic planning and management, having a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can certainly be a boon to your resume and your career. But now that you’ve earned it, you have to keep it! What are some of the best ways to make sure you’re continuously earning the PDUs, or Professional…

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Strategic Management Training

Companies Are Strategic When They Understand the Process

“The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew” (Robert Burns, “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough”, 1785) If poet Robert Burns were a CEO in today’s operating environment, we expect he’d use that line…often. In fact, is there a better way to manage expectations for…

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Strategy Execution Principles

Strategy Execution Principles in a Disrupted Environment

Too often a gap occurs between formulating and executing strategy. In a disrupted environment this can be a fatal error driving unwanted costs, lost opportunities and, ultimately, failure to execute. And when failure at execution occurs, the losses are significant regardless of sector. According to the 2017 PMI Pulse of the Profession report, which surveyed…

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Bridging the Gap from Strategy to Execution: Leaders Must Lead

We all know the routine.  A leadership team comes together to formulate strategy, then armed with the best of intentions, assign business unit and functional teams to execute the initiatives they’ve chosen. Mission accomplished! Not so fast, often a gap between understanding and performance is experienced by those charged with implementing the initiatives flowing from…

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Strategic Management Training Dubai

LBL Celebrates Another Successful Boot Camp Session in Dubai

Dubai was such a great experience for LBL last May that we had to go back! This time we sent our President, Randall Rollinson, to train a new batch of strategy professionals. Equipped with our new and improved Mastering Strategy Boot Camp program, Randall and 16 professionals from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uganda…

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AI in Strategic Management

The State of Artificial Intelligence & Business Strategy

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a popular topic in the realm of business. From predicting IT failures to which new song will become a hit, AI presents many exciting opportunities. This begs the question: how is AI affecting the most critical element of any business — its strategy? MIT Sloan Management Review recently partnered with…

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4 Ways A Performance Management System Will Improve Strategic Execution

As a chief strategy officer or someone involved in business performance management, you know firsthand the struggles associated with getting your team (or more broadly, your organization) to execute on strategy. There are so many obstacles to overcome, including those associated with using Excel or PowerPoint as your performance management system. Fortunately, there is a…

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