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Strategic Planning Society: Interview with Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

http://www.sps.org.uk/news/2012/05/interview-with-antonio-nieto-rodriguez-author-of-the-focused-organisation/

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, author of The Focused Organization, explains his approach and the current state of strategy in an exclusive interview with SPS.

Why do you think there are so few books on strategy execution/implementation?

To better understand why strategy execution was such an unknown topic, I looked into different areas and came to the conclusion that this is a very complex topic – a combination of sciences – because it touches upon all the fundamental elements of business management (such as marketing, finance, operations, HR and so on) and art. Even if you have all the elements in the right place there needs to be something more to make it happen.

In an attempt to get to the deeper reasons for this gap, I sought answers to the following questions:

  1. Do the theories of the most highly regarded business management gurus – those who influence the way businesses are managed (e.g. Taylor, Drucker and Porter) – mention project management and/or the importance of its link with strategy execution?
  2. Have the top business schools, those that train most senior executives and future leaders, been teaching the value of project management and its link with strategy execution?
  3. Do the most prestigious strategic consulting firms advise chief executive officers (CEOs) and other senior executives on the advantages of linking strategy execution with project management?

Surprisingly, none of the most influential business management gurus referred to strategy implementation or the need for project management as a critical component for successful strategy execution. (more…)

The Focused Organization – Benny White – Part One

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

 
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