Things that are certain

Posted by Robert Beauchemin on Feb 14, 2006

There are a number of things that are constant in the universe.  So is the case in business.  But for me there are three thinks that will always prove true:

  • Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  • If you keep doing what you've been doing, you'll keep getting what you've been getting! and
  • Change is the only constant!

To successfully tackle issues that keep Directors and CEOs awake at night, leadership teams have to work as hard ON the businesses as they do IN the businesses. Changing HOW your organization operates today requires that you work ON the business. 

Boards need to take their executive teams back to 30,000 feet where they'll be able to "see the forest for the trees", where they will be able to build a cohesive executive team, where they will be able to enable the organization to develop an executable strategic plan, and help create the organization and operational alignment needed to able to execute effectively. 

To do this efficiently, a leadership framework is necessary which focuses the leadership team on the four key axes of successful leadership: 

  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategy Execution
  • Stakeholders Value Creation

Before the write a new Strategic Plan, organizations need to establish an honest diagnostic of the business [from governance to customer satisfaction to employee satisfaction].  It is only based on such a honest diagnostic that a vision can be established and core strategies set that will maximize stakeholders value, and implement an enduring growth and disciplined execution culture.

The Leadership Framework aligns all aspects of the business, from vision to execution, to selling excellence; ensuring stakeholders receive maximum value. Implementing a cohesive management philosophy is an iterative process your executive team will master, and make part of a new vision focused, change centric, and disciplined execution corporate culture.