Solutions for Successful Strategy Execution

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An Executive Briefing from the Alliance for Leadership Acceleration and the Harvard Business Review

Speaker: Lynda Silsbee, Founder and President of the Alliance for Leadership Acceleration

Since Michael Porter’s groundbreaking work in the 1980s, we’ve gotten really good at developing strategy—but we’re not nearly as good at executing it. Studies show that up to 75% of large organizations struggle to implement their strategies. When global CEOs are surveyed about their biggest concerns, execution tops the list—ahead of innovation, geopolitical instability, and top-line growth.

In this 40-minute Executive Briefing, attendees will hear from leading executive coach and organizational consultant, Lynda Silsbee on:

  • leading research published in Harvard Business about valuable insights about strategy execution
  • the top 5 myths that corporations believe and practice which lead to issues with execution of their strategic priorities,
  • why a top-down approach to execution won’t work, and
  • how executives and leaders can resolve the 5 problems and get execution on track to improve results.

Lynda Silsbee is the creator of the original LEAP® program and Founder of the Alliance for Leadership Acceleration. She spent 25 years working inside Fortune 500 companies where she developed and facilitated leadership programs, including the prestigious Future Nordstrom Leaders Program, and Genie Industries’ Leading the Pack with Lean, training program. In 2002 she launched the LEAP® Leadership Acceleration Program to provide world-class leadership development that transforms managers into confident, competent leaders by changing their habits. Lynda has a BA in Business and Organizational Behavior and started her independent consulting firm, Performance Dimensions Group in 1999 after 25 years leading from the inside.