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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Strategic Learning and Execution

Although the central challenge facing most small business leaders today is how to work with change, one-time change isn’t good enough for today’s fast-paced small businesses.

How can established organizations create the capacity for ongoing adaptation?

This paper provides a practical leadership process for creating an adaptive enterprise by mobilizing a dynamic cycle of four steps:

  1. Learn
  2. Focus
  3. Align
  4. Execute

BOTTOMLINE: "These steps build on one another and through repetition become a dynamic cycle of renewal: Strategic Learning. Think Cycle … Not Straight Line. Simply following the Strategic Learning process once is not enough. The leadership challenge is to repeat it over and over, so that an organization continuously learns from its own actions and from scanning the environment, and then modified its strategies accordingly."

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