“In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell.”
Part One was the easy part. Now for the real work.
You have a strategy. Now you need to put it into effect.
Napoleon Bonaparte put it best: ‘The art of war is simple; everything is a matter of execution’.
The first step in execution is the strategic plan.
A strategic plan is the first step beyond strategy development, the first step into strategy implementation.
It is no longer a helicopter view of the direction of movement. It becomes a ground-level ...