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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | The Intersection of Strategy Activation and Plan Execution: 4 Keys to Change Management in 2018

By Paige Pulaski Jones

A business plan can be great on paper, but without tapping into the human element of an organization to motivate and iterate, execution cannot and will not occur. Strategy activation and focused execution create a continuous cycle of improvement, united by the thousands of feedback points gathered from machine learning data and the eyes, ears and hearts of your organization.

Technology today is enabling forward-thinking leaders to approach change management with a through line from plan-building to results – and the igniting steps in between. The process consists of defining a future state, mobilizing the team and closing skill gaps, using a system to manage hundreds of initiatives and checking in regularly to report on acceleration through massive actions.

In this webinar, Alan Todd of CorpU discusses what it takes to truly drive transformation and how to master the four keys to change management that give leaders the ability to make proactive, effective decisions.

You will learn how to:

  • Support iteration by adapting to frequent changes to keep your strategy dynamic
  • Mobilize teams across multiple plans, locations and hundreds of initiatives
  • Collect, organize and communicate information for cross-functional transparency
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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | 3 Proven Methods to Optimize Your 2018 Strategy and Goals through Culture and Employee Engagement

By Paige Pulaski Jones

Understanding the strengths of your human capital is imperative to fully implementing a plan and expecting successful execution. As you’re investing time, energy and budget into planning for 2018, you should be asking questions such as, “Do our current employees have the right skills? Do we have the right people in the right roles? If not, how do we remove these barriers?”

You’re checking the most important box – getting a plan in place that, when executed, will propel your organization to the next level. However, many organizations are failing to run the proper diagnostic before implementation to make sure all your assumptions are, in fact, true and in working order. Optimizing your plan is imperative, but execution in 2018 looks bleak without optimizing your workforce first.

In this webinar recording, Tanya Bakalov of BetterSkills, Inc. discusses how to achieve the most success with your plans for 2018 by giving three ways to fully assess the teams you’re trusting to execute.

You will learn how to:

  • Gauge the “do-ability” of your plan with your organization’s current skills
  • Delegate initiative assignments to use each employee in their best capacity
  • Motivate employees to be agents of change and dedicated to your organization’s success

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Mitigate Risk with Better Plan Execution and Organizational Alignment

By Paige Pulaski Jones

Strategic plans aren’t the only kinds of plans organizations must develop and execute. For many companies, focus on governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) dictate the direction of the business as much as any other initiatives. Too often, GRC management is siloed in one part of the organization and not directly linked to strategy and objectives. Forward-thinking teams are looking for an answer to the question, “How do you get GRC and strategy to operate in the same space?”

The current solution (and the problem) is that organizations often take a hyper-detailed, bottom-up approach. The official definition of GRC, as defined by OCEG in the GRC Capability Model, is that GRC is an “integrated capability to reliably achieve objectives while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity.” Therefore, a proper approach to GRC – and risk management in particular – is a top-down, strategic alignment approach that manages enterprise risk and compliance in the context of overarching organizational objectives.

In this webinar, Michael Rasmussen of GRC 20/20 discusses how to successfully implement a top-down GRC strategy that manages risk and compliance execution in the proper context of the organization, department and process strategy.

You will learn how to:

  • Align a top-down approach to GRC, starting with governance of objectives
  • Mitigate risk in context of objectives and the rhythms of the business
  • Monitor compliance and controls to ensure that objectives are met
  • Ensure GRC activities are understood and followed through on

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Beyond Strategy Development: How to Escape the Execution Failure Rate

By Paige Pulaski Jones

Only 10% of organizations achieve more than two-thirds of their strategy objectives, according to the Bridges 2016 Strategy Implementation Survey Results. The rest of us invest time, effort and budget into developing a strong strategic plan – but 90% of these plans will fail. When the connection between strategy development, activation, implementation and execution is weak, how do you identify and repair what’s not working for your organization?

Watch this webinar with Michael Wilkinson of Leadership Strategies and Joe Krause of AchieveIt to understand the most common failures of strategy development and execution. You will walk away with techniques to construct your strategic plan to make it an actionable blueprint for success, as well as several action items you can take today to optimize your current strategic plan for better execution.

You will learn how to:

  • Assess your plan for initiatives and objectives that are truly breaking down barriers to success
  • Earn buy-in from executives, managers and front-line employees on your plan from start to finish
  • Enable accountability, collaboration, visibility and alignment to motivate your team to move the needle

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Sticking to It: How Successful Organizations Drive Commitment to Execution

By Paige Pulaski Jones

Challenges for today’s professionals are always changing, but the formula for winning remains the same. Organizations who execute their strategies come out on top every time.

The secret to success for the highest-achieving organizations is adherence to the strategic plan. Simply “sticking to it” can propel you ahead of your competition and ensure execution excellence. Based on research, the most successful teams continually practice sharpening their focus, building their competence and igniting their passion.

Watch this insight-filled webinar with Lee J. Colan, strategy execution and leadership expert and author of several best-selling books, including Sticking to It: The Art of Adherence. You will walk away with simple steps to cut through the clutter that you can apply immediately, such as:

  • Saying “No” to stay focused on your One Thing
  • Answering the 4 questions employees always ask
  • Demonstrating the two aspects of respect to boost employee commitment
  • Using team value to create consistent performance

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Strategic Execution for the Agile Business Leader

By Amanda Ferenczy

Executive leaders who devote time and resources to executing with agility are seeing strategic strides in their organizations. However, building inspired alignment throughout an entire team and company can be challenging when objectives aren’t strategic. A true agile business leader must learn to scale the benefits of agility throughout their organization to continuously improve as individuals, teams and as an organization to align around a shared vision of success.

Watch this webinar to hear Joel “Thor” Neeb, President at Afterburner – a global consulting firm that specializes in connecting corporate strategy to action – draw a line from strategic plan to agile Flawless Execution to successful impact. He will help you identify where you currently stand as a business leader and how to adapt your organization’s execution model at a high level for the most strategically-driven results.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Leverage organizational agility to create a culture of trust and safety among your teams
  • Prepare your teams, from the beginning, to execute with agility
  • Scale successes throughout the organization

 
1 Rigby, D. K., Sutherland, J., & Takeuchi, H. (2016). Embracing Agile. Harvard Business Review (May 2016)  https://hbr.org/2016/05/embracing-agile/

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Master the 4 Stages to Building a Corporate Culture that Amplifies Execution

By Amanda Ferenczy

A great strategy is just a dream – but whether or not it becomes reality is in the hands of your people.

Creating a corporate culture that not only aligns with the organization’s vision, goals and overall strategy, but also amplifies execution and results, is critical and often overlooked. In order to achieve optimal execution, your culture will need to evolve through each of the four stages of cultural transformation, and then hardwire the tools that allow execution to become the cultural norm.

Watch this webinar to hear Joe Krause, Director of Professional Services and senior in-house Strategy Consultant at AchieveIt, explore through each of the four stages, help you identify where your organization currently stands and show you how to apply strategies that will help you make a transformative impact on your organization’s success.

You will learn:

  • The 4 stages of cultural evolution
  • How to identify which stage your organization is in
  • Tips to progress through each stage

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Demystifying Brilliant Execution

By Amanda Ferenczy

During a recent study, a large group of executives and leaders were surveyed to identify the most common roadblocks they face while implementing strategy throughout their organizations. The vast majority of strategists rated their organization as suffering under lackluster performance and producing unsatisfactory results.

Many of these challenges fall under the broad category of “operationalizing” strategy – the process of embedding strategy and execution into the day-to-day life and operating rhythm of your organization. The organizations that can successfully operationalize their strategy effectively and execute against it will end up producing the best results.

Watch this webinar to hear Todd Garretson, CEO and Chief Strategist at CircleMakers, discuss how the highest-performing organizations operationalize strategy and how you can recreate their systems within your organization to solve the mystery of brilliant execution.

You will learn:

  • 5 major building blocks that define high-performing organizations and how to bring them to life in your organization
  • A repeatable system that will align and mobilize teams and individuals to execute brilliantly
  • The 6 must-have meetings for all organizations and the desired outcome of each
  • The tell-tale signs that your organization has successfully operationalized its strategy!

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Strategy is Vanity, Strategy Execution is Sanity

By Amanda Ferenczy

You’ve invested your time, energy and resources in planning your organization’s strategy. Unfortunately, most strategy leaders invest a disproportionate amount of time in strategic planning, rather than in strategy execution! Strategy is just a useless façade without effective strategy execution, monitoring and tracking.

Watch this webinar to hear Bahaa Moukadam, founder of SeeMetrics Partners and contributing author of Scaling Up, explain how to shift the organizational focus from strategic planning to strategy execution, which metrics to focus on and how to effectively communicate your execution-focus throughout your organization.
You will learn:

  • How many ‘priorities’ are too many priorities, and what to do about it
  • The must-know metrics to close the gap between strategy and execution
  • Practical ways to overcome communication obstacles to boost organizational productivity and results

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | 3 Practical Ways to Boost Strategy Execution in 2017

By Amanda Ferenczy

By now, most organizations have completed their strategic planning process for 2017 and are ready to execute brilliantly. These organizations, just like yours, are now at a fork in the road. At least 75% will take the road of failed execution. These companies, teams and individuals will struggle, and fall short of their 2017 goals.

But the other 25% will take another path – the road to explosive growth, results and success. The strategic leaders heading these organizations are able to:

  • Drive their organizations to results with confidence
  • Close the gap that exists between what they say they’re going to do (in strategy), and what actually gets done (in execution)
  • Execute, assess, adjust and drive results in a repeatable, consistent and predictable way

 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use 3 practical steps to enhance your execution in 2017
  • Communicate and embed your strategic plan into the operating rhythm of the business
  • Reframe performance management to drive growth at every level in the organization
  • Build and develop a talent-rich pipeline of leaders

 

Todd Garretson, CEO and Chief Strategist at CircleMakers, will show you how to calibrate your approach to people and process, while keeping your strategy at the heart of execution.