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Excellence in Execution Keynote

The current approach to strategy execution is not working as more fail than succeed. We need a different approach and different thinking. This informative keynote is packed with useful tips and highlights what leaders need to address to achieve excellence in execution. It explains using examples from other companies, stories and research how to implement your strategy.

Leaders understand the importance of strategy execution but are still missing the methodology to succeed. Achieving excellence in execution is a competitive differentiator that when achieved has tremendous payoffs, because it’s not easy to do. This keynote provides an overview of what leaders need to consider doing.

Leaders are responsible for crafting a winning strategy and then involving and leading the rest of the organization in its execution. They need to start the execution planning during the strategy planning (not after). They also need to create the right conditions for execution and guide people through the journey, it demonstrates their authentic commitment and sincerity.

To assist leaders in translating the strategy from top level to the ground level the “Three Broad Themes of Execution” are introduced, (1) Create Awareness, (2) Build Excellence) (3) Follow Through.

Organizations have to consider the speed at which they need to execute the strategy – the “Strategy Cadence”. This is a critical part of the execution. As is leaders driving the right actions across the organization and the keynote highlights how this can be achieved.

It also addresses the execution juxtaposition, reallocation of resources, how take your people over the wall, importance of follow up and business model disruption.

Presenting this keynote is Robin Speculand, the founder and chief executive of Bridges Business Consultancy Int, a Global Pioneer & Expert in Strategy Implementation. His work begins as clients crafted their strategy and prepare to discuss the implementation. He is one of the most prolific writers and thinkers on strategy implementation and has published two international best sellers, Beyond Strategy: The Leader’s Role in Successful Implementation and Bricks to Bridges: Make Your Strategy Come Alive. His latest book is Excellence in Execution – HOW to Implement Strategy. He is also the inventor of the Implementation Hub, the first portal in the world dedicated to implementation.

Robin is a masterful event facilitator and an engaging keynote speaker. His work has been featured widely in the media, including BBC Global, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Sunday Telegraph and Financial Times.


Nine Uncommon Practices for the New Business Landscape Keynote

Introduction

Organizations are at greater risk and pressure due to business model disruption than any other time in history. They can no longer rely on yesterday’s success for tomorrow success. This is leading to new ways of working in a new landscape. This engaging and entertaining keynote highlights what just a handful of successful leaders are doing differently.

The Presentation

These uncommon practices are the latest thinking from our client work and research. It includes, how to achieve your strategic objectives by doing less, not more and how you need to provide people with choices for higher engagement, and constantly review in order to create a rhythm.

Each of the 11 uncommon practices are explained using examples, stories and research and are:

  1. 90 day chunks – why action items should only be set 90 day compartments
  2. Structure Your Success – provide a framework for your leaders to follow through the implementation journey
  3. Make choice your collaborator – allow your people to choose the right actions as it increases fivefold that they will take the right actions
  4. Less is More – when you ask people to do less, more is achieved
  5. Communicate throughout – don’t let the communication dissipate after the launch
  6. Abandon Yesterday – you can no longer rely on yesterday’s business to deliver tomorrow’s revenue and must look at disrupting the business today
  7. Point out what’s right – most leaders only point out what’s wrong, not what’s right. A balance is required
  8. Review Rhythm – conduct regular reviews at all levels across every part of the business
  9. Implementation never goes according to plan – one of the few absolutes in business

Below is a graphic facilitation captured during the delivery of the keynote for a client.

Presenting this keynote is Robin Speculand, the founder and chief executive of Bridges Business Consultancy Int, a Global Pioneer & Expert in Strategy Implementation. His work begins as clients crafted their strategy and prepare to discuss the implementation. He is one of the most prolific writers and thinkers on strategy implementation and has published two international best sellers, Beyond Strategy: The Leader’s Role in Successful Implementation and Bricks to Bridges: Make Your Strategy Come Alive. His latest book is Excellence in Execution – HOW to Implement Strategy. He is also the inventor of the Implementation Hub, the first portal in the world dedicated to implementation.

Robin is a masterful event facilitator and an engaging keynote speaker. His work has been featured widely in the media, including BBC Global, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Sunday Telegraph and Financial Times.


The Strategy Implementation Challenge

Introduction

You have created the strategy and now you have to implement it. You go from discussing it with only the top leaders to sharing it with the whole organization and giving people direction. Strategy is about making the tough choices; implementation is about taking the right actions.

Stewards of Strategy

Leaders don’t implement strategy; people do. Leaders are responsible for crafting the strategy and then overseeing and championing its implementation. As stewards of the strategy, they must engage and support the people, communicate the strategy, align it to the culture, identify the right measures, change the processes and constantly review the strategy’s execution.

A Structural Framework

Many leaders struggle with implementation for these reasons: Because they underestimate the challenge, because they become distracted with chasing quarterly performance, or because they have no structure to guide them.

The Implementation Compass™ provides that structure while highlighting the eight areas required for Excellence in Execution. It is based on research from companies that have successfully implemented their strategy and their client experience.

Specifically, the Implementation Compass directs leaders to execute strategy and ensure everyone involved is taking the right actions.

The Presentation

This straight-talking, hard-hitting, highly engaging presentation is invaluable to company leaders who want to avoid common pitfalls and successfully implement strategy.

It explores:

  • Why strategy implementation is one of the hottest leadership topics today
  • The eight areas of implementation and its framework, the Implementation Compass
  • How leaders can identify the right actions and develop the discipline to take them
  • How to spur the workforce to action beyond giving out t-shirts and coffee mugs
  • What works and what doesn’t work to successfully implement strategy

Using stories, examples, videos, provocative questions and mini case studies, this keynote gives leaders an understanding of how to conquer the strategy implementation challenge for their organization.

Key Points from the Implementation Compass:

The following key points make up the Implementation Compass:

  1. People – how the calibre of those involved dictates the calibre of the implementation
  2. Biz Case – “why” the organization must adopt a new strategy
  3. Communication – importance of communicating constantly and sharing experiences
  4. Measure – how to identify key measures and track performance
  5. Culture – how your organization’s culture drives the implementation
  6. Process – how to innovate current ways of working and eliminate unnecessary tasks
  7. Reinforcement – how to encourage people to take the right actions and reward them
  8. Review – how to maximize results by conducting regular reviews

 

The Presenter

Presenting this keynote is Robin Speculand, the founder and chief executive of Bridges Business Consultancy Int, a Global Pioneer & Expert in Strategy Implementation. His work begins as clients crafted their strategy and prepare to discuss the implementation. He is one of the most prolific writers and thinkers on strategy implementation and has published two international best sellers, Beyond Strategy: The Leader’s Role in Successful Implementation and Bricks to Bridges: Make Your Strategy Come Alive. His latest book is Excellence in Execution – HOW to Implement Strategy. He is also the inventor of the Implementation Hub, the first portal in the world dedicated to implementation.

Robin is a masterful event facilitator and an engaging keynote speaker. His work has been featured widely in the media, including BBC Global, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Sunday Telegraph and Financial Times.