Implement & Cascade

Moving to collective action.

While they all start with good intentions, the business landscape is littered with failed strategic plans and unsuccessful strategic change initiatives.

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“Having taken on a new executive leadership role, one of my first calls was to LSA Global to help my leadership team to design, implement and cascade strategic plans.  First, LSA helped our leadership team identify the strategy, culture, and talent areas that mattered most to create organizational alignment.

Then they helped facilitate the design of a strategic growth plan that is clear, compelling, believable, and implementable. We now have 100% commitment from the leadership team and key stakeholders going forward.

I would recommend LSA to anyone who wants to create high levels of strategic alignment, growth, and performance.”

Erik Arvesen | Vice President, General Manager | Harris Corporation

“LSA has a powerful strategy process that helped our executive team navigate through our core strategic objectives. The approach was practical and valuable for our unique business and market.

I would recommend LSA to any leadership team looking to push their ability to define, implement, and cascade strategic plans to the next level!”

Blake Krikorian | CEO | Sling Media

Once the strategic direction has been clearly articulated, communicated, and agreed to by senior management, it is time to implement and cascade the detailed strategic plans, actions and metrics throughout the organization.

This is no easy task. While they all start with good intentions, up to 9 out of 10 strategic initiatives are unable to fulfill their promise due to poor implementation and follow-through.

Top 5 Challenges to Implement and Cascade Strategies
For a strategic plan or any change initiative to make a true difference, it must be properly executed and cascaded throughout an organization.  Our clients report five common challenges to effectively cascade their strategies:

  1. Some strategic goals seem either irrelevant or out of the control of my department.
  2. It is unclear which strategic objectives and components are mandated, guided or autonomous by corporate.
  3. Something important to my department is not included.
  4. Some goals or metrics are in conflict with my department’s goals or metrics.
  5. The level of clarity, believability, or implementability is not high enough to properly cascade across the organization.

The Impact of Strategic Ambiguity
Ineffective leaders create strategic ambiguity among the ranks which leads to:

  • Too many irons in the fire
  • Shifting and conflicting priorities
  • Politics and power plays
  • A lack of accountability
  • Decreased collaboration
  • >Constant questioning and second-guessing

If you or your organization is experiencing any of the above symptoms, look no farther than strategic ambiguity.

Effective leaders create conditions of:

These conditions allow people to develop and contribute their maximum effort toward achieving a collective and meaningful purpose.

Please contact us if you want to better implement and cascade your strategic plans throughout your organization.

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Then they helped facilitate the design of a strategic growth plan that is clear, compelling, believable, and implementable. We now have 100% commitment from an aligned leadership team and key stakeholders going forward.

I would recommend LSA to anyone who wants to create high levels of strategic alignment, growth, and performance.

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