Executing Strategy: Key Tips from Chris McChesney | Global Leadership Summit

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TLDR The key to successfully executing on strategy is to focus on the wildly important goal, apply the four disciplines of execution, keep a visible scoreboard, and create a cadence of accountability.

Key insights

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    The four disciplines of execution, including focusing on the wildly important and creating a cadence of accountability, can help organizations overcome the challenges of executing on strategy.
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    "Execution is harder than strategy."
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    A wildly important goal is not just a name, but the treatment you give it through the four disciplines of execution.
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    Lead measures are predictive and directly influenced by the team, making them crucial for successful execution.
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    Keeping score can change how people play: "People play differently when they are keeping score."
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    The key to success is simplicity and having the right lead and lag measures to immediately determine if you're winning or losing.
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    The number one driver of morale and engagement is whether a person feels they are winning.
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    By measuring and improving car retrieval time, the Ritz Carlton was able to significantly improve guest satisfaction.

Timestamped Summary

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    Focusing on the wildly important, acting on lead measures, keeping a compelling scoreboard, and creating a cadence of accountability can help organizations overcome the challenge of executing on strategy.
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    Leaders must acknowledge their own struggle with changing behavior and follow established rules to successfully execute changes in human behavior.
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    Focus on the wildly important goal and apply the four disciplines of execution to achieve it, rather than overloading the organization with sub-goals.
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    NASA engineers focused on the fewest battles necessary to win the war and set a clear goal to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, increasing accountability and morale.
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    Discipline and lead measures are key to success, as shown by Payless Shoe Stores' use of transaction percentage and measuring children's feet to improve sales.
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    Keep a visible scoreboard to create a winnable game and drive engagement in the workplace through a cadence of accountability.
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    Ritz Carlton found that car retrieval time is the most important factor in guest satisfaction and created a game to improve it.
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    Employees who feel like they're playing a high-stakes winnable game are more likely to execute and have a significant impact on their lives.
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