Owners of small businesses often seem to believe in myths surrounding the subject of strategic planning and implementation, myths that can prove dangerous to the health of the organization and their personal goals.
See the Ten Myths here.
BOTTOMLINE: There are six fundamental barriers to excellence; two of which are related to strategy: 1. Poorly Understood Strategy; 2. Weak Strategy Execution. See "Six Disciplines for Excellence" - pages 32-38.
(Thanks to Rick Seaman, of Strategy Implementation.)