Strategic DNA: Bringing Business Strategy to Life [NOOK Book]

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The best managers ensure that the decisions and actions taken by their business are all connected to the same overall strategy. Managers who fail to do so squander time, money, and resources on unimportant tasks, then try to correct the problem with new plans and methods. Some of these solutions are worthwhile in their own right, but they too will inevitably fail if they’re not connected to the organization’s other decisions and actions. Strategic DNA helps readers build the vital connections their business ...
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Overview


The best managers ensure that the decisions and actions taken by their business are all connected to the same overall strategy. Managers who fail to do so squander time, money, and resources on unimportant tasks, then try to correct the problem with new plans and methods. Some of these solutions are worthwhile in their own right, but they too will inevitably fail if they’re not connected to the organization’s other decisions and actions. Strategic DNA helps readers build the vital connections their business needs to bring its strategy to life. Author Lawrence Hobbs explains how to unite managerial activities and focus strategies for maximum effect using alignment-building methods that retain the discipline needed to stay on course. Crammed full of insights and tricks of the trade, Strategic DNA is an invaluable guide to making management investments pay off in a strategy that works — and keeps working.
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“A major breakthrough in addressing strategic planning in our organization.” — Gary Wilkinson, SaskPower

Strategic DNA makes it easy to navigate through the world of strategic management…A must-read for all managers wishing to better understand the multifaceted world of strategy.” — Lori Rockett, PhD, managing director, Pan American Strategy Solutions

“By following the Strategic DNA process, we were able to build on our core competencies, focus on our most important goals, and stay true to our strategy map without denying new opportunities. In this way we grew our revenues 300 percent in three years.” — Susan J. Lea, MD, CEO, Foothills Health Consultants, Ltd

“The process of developing a common vision, then creating specific, targeted strategies in a complex, diverse environment, is one of the key capabilities our management team gained from Strategic DNA.” — Dave Plett, President/CEO , Western Feedlots Ltd

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572846463
  • Publisher: Agate
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Lawrence Hobbs has led Chinook Solutions, a strategy and management consultancy, since co-founding the company in 1999. He has more than 25 years of international management experience in the USA, Canada, Britain, Mexico, Colombia, and Germany. His work focuses on clarity, alignment and focused mobilization while leveraging flexible, scalable, and effective techniques to help leaders translate their visions into results.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Vision Formulation: Where Do We Want to Go? 1

Ch. 2 Strategy Clarification and Mapping: How Do We Plan to Get There? 21

Ch. 3 Achievement Target Identification: How Will We Know We Are There? 47

Ch. 4 Strategy Cascading: What Will That Look Like for Each Business? 74

Ch. 5 Project Portfolio Selection: What Will We Do to Get There? What Will We Stop Doing? 93

Ch. 6 Implementation Structure Organization: How Will We Organize Ourselves? 122

Ch. 7 Resource and Accountability Assignment: Who Will Do It? How Much Can They Spend? 142

Ch. 8 Detailed Project Planning: What Exactly Must Be Done? 160

Ch. 9 Work Team Mobilization: How Do We Get Everyone on Board? 178

Ch. 10 Project Execution and Control: Where Should We Be? Where Are We? What Are We Doing About the Difference? 201

Ch. 11 Results Realization Measurement: Are We There Yet? 225

Ch. 12 Learning Analysis and Feedback: What Went Wrong?What Went Right?What Should We Change? 247

In Conclusion 267

Footnotes 269

Further Reading 271

Speaking the Same Language: People, Teams, and Groups 275

Speaking the Same Language: Glossary 279

Index 283

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