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Have you ever looked up and seen a flock of birds suddenly pivot and head in a new direction? They probably don't have a strategic plan...

Dan
About Dan Montgomery

Dan has been training, coaching and facilitating in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development and balanced scorecard for 20 years.

Read Dan's full bio here.

3 Surefire Ways for Strategy Managers to Fail at Execution

Webinar or Live Presentation with Dan Montgomery

The Trouble with Strategic Planning

Failure at strategy execution is rooted in the way we go about planning in the first place.

  • Elitism - Plans are created "top down" by consultants and senior executives, focus on the numbers, and don't involve the people who actually do the work or deal with customers - let alone the customers themselves
  • Predictive Hubris - The human mind and brain conserve energy by thinking in habitual patterns. We make convenient assumptions that the future will be like the past.  It won't.
  • Ossification - The process of turning strong flexible muscles into rigid bones. Bureaucracy crowds out innovation, the urgent crowds out the important.  And at the end of the day, we all have too much on our plate to deal creatively with what's emerging.

Strategic Agility

Strategic agility is a fresh approach to strategy management and leadership that builds greater employee engagement, customer focus and flexible action. It's the right balance between planning, managerial discipline and adaptability.  It's about pivoting nimbly and powerfully in response to change, disruption or opportunity.

What You'll Learn

We'll talk about things you can do today - and tomorrow - to improve:

  • Engagement - diversify your thinking and challenge old assumptions
  • Focus - develop vision statements and goals that guide action and innovation
  • Action - plan projects in short, customer focused experiments and constantly learn from experience

About Dan Montgomery

Dan’s perspective is based on lessons learned from:

  • His 40 year career experience in human resources, information technology, and strategic planning
  • The “agile” and “lean” movements
  • New understandings about engagement and motivation derived from neuroscience research

He is Founder and Managing Director of Agile Strategies, and is the developer of the Agile Strategies ToolkitTM - the first practical step by step process for building strategic agility in business. His diverse career has included IT project management, leadership development, and strategic planning. He has taught strategic planning and balanced scorecard for the past 15 years, and has led the development of strategic plans for dozens of clients. He is co-author of The Institute Way: Simplify Strategic Planning and Management with the Balanced Scorecard.

 

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Dan
About Dan Montgomery

Dan has been training, coaching and facilitating in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development and balanced scorecard for 20 years.

Read Dan's full bio here.

Dan Montgomery is a strategic planning visionary and thought-leader. His ideas are thought provoking and prescient to the challenging times companies face today.
- Gabriel Morgan
, Business Performance Architect
, Microsoft

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