Foundations for Business Execution

Have you ever sat in a meeting where your boss described a "new initiative" that was going to transform your business unit, only to see the initiative fizzle and die a few weeks later? Do you have big plans and long-term goals that never come to pass because you get so bogged down with day-to-day activities? When management announces "new plans" to revolutionize productivity in your organization, do your colleagues roll their eyes because they know things will never really change? Why don't new initiatives get off the ground? Why don't long terms goals get met? Why do things stay the same in business, even when change is critical to an organization's success? The answer lies in the art of business execution. Business execution is about achieving results. It's about turning ideas into actions and dreams into reality. It's not a process or a formula, but a state of being that will permeate and transform your entire organization. This course will provide you with the basic information you need to create an execution culture in your organization. In one lesson, you'll examine execution cultures to uncover what execution is and what it is not. You'll explore personal accountability and energy, two inherently important parts of an execution culture. Finally, you'll see how business execution equips organizations to handle change. In another lesson, you'll see how an execution culture will help your organization deliver value to your customers and achieve operational excellence.

Target Audience
Mid-to-upper level management and executives wanting to familiarize themselves with the principles of Business Execution and the development of an execution culture

Expected Duration
7.0 hours

Lesson Objectives:

Execution Basics

  • recognize the benefits of adopting an execution culture in today's business environment.
  • associate key characteristics of an execution culture with examples.
  • apply actions that help create an execution culture when presented with examples.
  • apply the principles of personal accountability when presented with scenarios.
  • apply the strategies for being world class to produce outcomes conducive to an execution culture when presented with a scenario.
  • match the key characteristics that position an execution culture to deal with change with examples.
  • The Execution Difference

  • recognize the benefits an execution culture provides to customers.
  • match the three value disciplines with examples.
  • determine which behavior will effectively improve delivery of superior value in a given scenario.
  • apply the strategies for attaining optimal value to a scenario.
  • apply the principles for executing winning strategies when presented with a scenario.
  • Course Number: LEAD0151