A good strategy is a critical component of any successful business foundation. Probably just as critical though is the execution of the strategy. How it is executed, when it is executed and if it is executed. Execution it seems can be very difficult, especially when the leadership get tied up with or distracted by the day to day running of the business.
In this article from the Harvard Business Review, journalists Nathan Wiita and Orla Leonard have built upon an existing piece of research to identify how the most successful teams in the business world work to close the strategy-execution gap. This is fabulous read and a great guide to use in reflecting on whether as a leadership team you are engaging in the right behaviours to ensure you are closing the gap.
How the Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap