A strategy can become irrelevant the moment it is set. Fast changing conditions on the ground often render solutions proposed by the original strategy inapt.
When that happens, we must understand the new situation and consider changes holistically to avoid strategic mistakes and keep initiatives aligned with each other.
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Strategic misalignment often results from leaders disagreeing on what to do: Which solutions to adopt, and which ones to forego.
Instead of focusing on solutions, our research indicates that strategically aligned executives first agree on what problems represent priorities. Only when problems have been well defined and priorities established do they start a conversation on what to do.
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Bill Belichick, Tom Brady of the Patriots would never have won Superbowl 51 if the rest of the team wasn’t onboard with their plays. Can you imagine if each player had their own plan on how to win? Chaos would ensue. And the Falcons would have been champion.
In sports, just like in business, each player must agree on the strategy to win.
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