5 Questions That Drive Strategy Execution

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 15, 2018

To help your team get things done, answer these five questions consistently.

In their well-known 
Fortune article, Why CEOs Fail,” Ram Charan and Geoffrey Colvin explain the factor that they estimate trips up 70 percent of chief executives:

It’s bad execution. As simple as that: not getting things done, being indecisive, not delivering on commitments.

The concept of execution—just doing it—sounds simple enough. The reality is much more complex for CEOs, because they do little actual executing themselves. Instead, they have to find a way to help other people execute.

How do they do that?

For many CEOs, developing a strategy is the easy part. The tough part is communicating that strategy to the team and helping each employee see him- or herself in it.

Back when I was a novice CEO, I was shocked every time I ran up against this challenge. I’d explain a new plan or initiative and employees would often go right back to what they’d been doing before. I soon learned I couldn’t just announce our strategy once or twice and expect it to sink in. I had learned the secret to getting strategy executed: I had to communicate about it almost constantly.

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4 Advantages of Engaging Employees in Strategic Objectives

Elizabeth Thompson

Posted by Elizabeth Thompson
May 4, 2018

The team at FranklinCovey has researched over 500,000 individuals and 5,000 teams—and found that only 19 percent of individuals in any organization or team knows what the organization’s top priorities are.

In yesterday's business paradigm, where strategy is confined to the C-suite, that might not be a surprising or worrisome finding. But today, if more than 80 percent of your employees don't understand what the organization is trying to achieve, that's a big problem.

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The Employee Review 2.0

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
April 27, 2018

Are poor-quality performance reviews killing morale at your company—and sending your star performers out the door?

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Khorus + Crystal: Use Personality Insights To Achieve Goals Together

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
April 20, 2018

You can now create a handbook on how to work with
any colleague—right in Khorus!

Over months and years of working closely with someone, you typically build a deep understanding of that person's personality quirks and working style. Through trial, error, and observation, you learn what pushes their buttons, what makes them tick, and what tactics you can use to work productively with them.

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How Khorus Helps You Spot Execution Roadblocks—Before You Hit Them

Elizabeth Thompson

Posted by Elizabeth Thompson
April 12, 2018

Remember the Princess and the Pea? In Hans Christian Andersen’s story, a young woman proves her royal lineage by the fact that a single pea—placed under twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds—disrupts her night’s sleep.

The princess’s ability to sense a problem buried under many layers proves that she's the real deal. The same could be said of today’s business leaders, especially CEOs. 

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