It’s not hard to understand how having an effective strategy and making sure that others are clear about that strategy increases speed. Attempting to execute a flawed strategy, even if it is done quickly, will lead to failure. Occasionally, organizations have flawed strategies, but more often the lack of clarity by many in the organization causes groups to go in different directions or take side roads that can slow execution. The complexity of today’s organization requires that many people in a variety of functions make decisions. When those decisions are aligned closely with the strategic ...

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