5 Myths of Strategy Execution // Start thinking more broadly about #AlignedValue

Read the cover story from the March 2015 edition Harvard Business Review – and Take a fresh perspective on strategy execution.  All the “right things” your leadership team is doing by default, might be off-target. The Problem Leaders can read thousands of guides about developing a strategy – but very few about how to actually execute one.  Time and again, smart leadership teams are failing to realize their strategic objectives because execution breaks down.  Thankfully – simple, practical solutions are within reach. About the Research Nine years ago one of Donald Sull, a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, began a large-scale project to understand how … Continue reading 5 Myths of Strategy Execution // Start thinking more broadly about #AlignedValue

#AlignedValue #ReadingList: Boards That Lead #CorpGov

Is your firm’s board creating value—or destroying it? Change is coming. Leadership at the top is being redefined as boards take a more active role in decisions that once belonged solely to the CEO. But for all the advantages of increased board engagement, it can create debilitating questions of authority and dangerous meddling in day-to-day operations. Directors need a new road map—for when to lead, when to partner, and when to stay out of the way. Boardroom veterans Ram Charan, Dennis Carey, and Michael Useem advocate this new governance model—a sharp departure from what has been demanded by governance activists, … Continue reading #AlignedValue #ReadingList: Boards That Lead #CorpGov

Under Armour’s Fitness App Acquisitions Spotlights #WearableTech Competition #MandA #CEO #CFO

There’s an overabundance of mobile fitness apps all trying to carve out market share.  It’s getting fiercely competitive. The question is: Which app will become a pervasive part of the mobile fitness ecosystem?  And who will go out with a whimper? Open for comments and opinions… …via ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine In early February, Under Armour, maker of performance footwear, apparel and accessories, announced it would acquire two fitness apps for $560 million. The move would give UA a ready-made foothold in the digital world with 120 million members. This acquisition speaks volumes about the way technology is becoming pervasive among … Continue reading Under Armour’s Fitness App Acquisitions Spotlights #WearableTech Competition #MandA #CEO #CFO