Two partners at Booz & Co have written an interesting article called Measuring executive frustration — and going after the big-picture cure. In part, they say,
The majority of executives in all industries admitted that their companies lack “coherence.” They struggle with setting a clear and differentiating strategy, working through a surfeit of conflicting priorities, ensuring day-to-day decisions are in line with their strategy and allocating resources in a way that supports the strategy.
More to the point, executives say that deciding on priorities and linking decisions to those priorities is a big hurdle at their firms.
A cohesive leadership team goes a long way towards producing and executing a coherent strategy. A cohesive leaderhsip team trusts one another, leverages each other’s skills to innovate, commits to a common agenda, and delivers results.
Heather Hollick has been helping others become better leaders and craft more meaningful careers for more than 25 years. Her experience spans both business and technology, operations and organizational development. Oh, and she was born in Canada, so she can't help but be helpful. 😉