“Talent alone doesn’t make a great team. You need faith in your colleagues and alignment behind a common goal.” – United States General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal If talent isn’t enough, what else is needed? Fundamental Problem: The U.S. Military, composed of teams of highly talented service men and women, was failing to prevent terrorist attacks. In 2003, Gen. Stanley McChrystal took command of the United States’ Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), an association of elite forces such as the Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, and Delta Force. His mission: to defeat al-Qaida in Iraq. JSOC had superior technology, skills, and resources. They were far better organized, … Continue reading #AlignedValue: “Talent alone doesn’t make a great team” // Do you agree? #Leadership #TalentManagement #HR #HCM
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
A response to: Is There a Stanford-Google-Silicon Valley School of Management? http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/7455.html My grandfather Dennis Hunter loved to proclaim: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” He was an Englishman from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK. That’s a completely different continent – and more than 5000 miles from Silicon Valley. Throughout history many individuals, societies, and firms have learned to adapt and thrive using the same fundamental principle. Commerce, environment, and business problems inevitably evolve. Until evolution stops (and I am not betting on that), management will evolve too. I respect Silicon Valley’s heritage for challenging management norms, breaking convention, and inventing … Continue reading Management #Innovation is a platform for #AlignedValue // Why isn’t there more of it?