Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Strategic Speed: Post #9--Drive Initiatives
Drive Initiatives: It’s not enough for a leader to initiate or even sponsor a project. S/he must also drive the process—it’s all about execution. And project management is a critical skill. Any leader who wants to drive change must acquire the skill. Strong leaders do the following to drive initiatives: Stay involved, draw a specific vision to show the change people must make, treat strategic goals like projects (with budgets, goals, objectives, etc.), remove barriers to help people change, involve the entire team in the up-front planning, and select teams as if you were hiring someone to join the firm. I also like the “execution model” on p. 93.