A Closed-Loop Strategy Execution System

Six Disciplines

In their 2008 book "The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage" (Harvard Business School Press), Harvard professors Dr. Robert S. Norton (creators of the Balanced Scorecard) offer their insights concerning the "rules" of successful strategy execution: The failure to balance the tensions between strategy and operations (execution) is pervasive. Plan Operations: improve key processes; develop sales plan; plan resource capacity; prepare budgets.

A Closed-Loop Strategy Execution System

Six Disciplines

In their 2008 book "The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage" (Harvard Business School Press), Harvard professors Dr. Robert S. Norton (creators of the Balanced Scorecard) offer their insights concerning the "rules" of successful strategy execution: The failure to balance the tensions between strategy and operations (execution) is pervasive. Plan Operations: improve key processes; develop sales plan; plan resource capacity; prepare budgets.

The Best Sales Leaders Are Trend Hunters

Harvard Business Review

In our international operations, we introduced a three-year sales planning process to get beyond the 90-day mentality of 'How will I make my number this quarter?'" Here's how the best trend hunters operate. Tie insights to operations.

Salespeople Need a Strategy for Selling to CEOs

Harvard Business Review

A change in sales or other customer-acquisition processes, for example, will affect multiple aspects of their business models: the types of orders their firms get, capacity planning, operations, delivery, post-sales requirements, and daily interactions among these groups. “Sell higher and call on the C-Suite” is probably the most common refrain in business development, and you can see why.