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Strategy Execution that Delivers Real Results

In a fast-changing world, executing against a strategy is just as important as formulating the right strategy. The common denominator for successfully executing strategy is not analysis, tools, or technologies, though these can certainly be enablers. The most effective lever is engaging more people in providing information/insights and in executing change.

By going well beyond the C-suite to include many people within the organization, Kotter works with organizations to clarify strategy, deepen alignment, and sharpen organizational focus. This creates an environment that surfaces previously unheard ideas and encourages all employees to engage in implementation – achieving rapid results.

This creates conditions to surface unheard ideas and involves those underseen employees in the execution of those ideas to achieve breakthrough growth at unprecedented speeds. Kotter works with visionary leaders spanning diverse industries to mobilize their greatest asset, their people, to drive meaningful change.

Strategy Execution Focus Areas

We work with our clients to accelerate the realization of their strategic ambitions including:

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Growth Plan Realization

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Supply Chain Optimization

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Innovation + New Product Development

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Speed-to-Market

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Demand Surge Response

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Sales Effectiveness

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Aligning around an aspiration

Inspiring excitement and an urgency to act by framing strategy as a response to opportunities, with clear links to the company mission.

People-Centric strategy

Strategy that is developed and communicated in a way that speaks to both head and heart.

Dynamic and evolving execution

An agile, iterative approach to strategy with short planning windows and frequent evaluation of context, progress, and continued strategic fit.

Enabling leadership from more people

A leadership-centric approach to strategy that combines robust implementation management with active, visible leadership that inspires, motivates and creates intellectual and emotional buy-in.

Peer-to-peer engagement and ownership

Engage many, many more people in providing insights for strategy formulation and active support for strategy execution to create deep commitment to success.

Areas of Expertise

While not an all-inclusive list, the strategies below represent the most common situations our clients face.

01. Digital Transformation

Increase engagement, transparency, and excitement for the new technology to deliver the desired business impact.

02. CULTURE CHANGE

Drive intentional culture change that starts with new actions, generates better results, and eventually produces an evolved culture.

03. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Provide the breadth and depth necessary to advance change capabilities up, down, and across organizations in a sustainable and scalable way.

04. OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

Engage employees to uncover new ideas and the capacity to lead, innovate, and drive value for the customer and the business as a whole.

05. M&A INTEGRATION

Move the “how” of M&A integration to the top of the priority list – right next to the “what” – focus first on culture and people.