INTRODUCTIONStrategic Planning Is So Yesterday, But Execution Is Always in Style

You did your off-site strategy session, enjoyed the golf outing, and then took off on vacation. You’re feeling well-rested, glowing with a sense of accomplishment. But it’s been four weeks, and you still haven’t briefed your directors and managers on your stellar strategy. So what do you actually have? No strategy. It’s a nice thought; it looks good; you crossed it off your list. But here’s the reality: You are General Custer, and five thousand Indian ponies are bearing down on you from all directions. Your troops don’t know what to do. Dust fills their eyes—and yours.

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