“…in the majority of cases – we estimate 70 percent – the real problem isn’t bad strategy, its bad execution.”
— Fortune Magazine
“…less than 10% of the strategies effectively formulated are effectively executed.”
— Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School
“…well-formulated business strategies fail 90 percent of the time…due to poor implementation…”
— Raymond E. Levitt and William Malek, Stanford University
Recognizing these challenges, Robert launched a long-term study of the performance improvement and strategic change management practices of many of the largest publicly-listed companies in the U.S. (primarily NYSE and NASDAQ listed corporations.) Best practices identified by the study are featured in Robert’s forthcoming book entitled Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of Our Way: Achieving Rapid and Lasting Strategic Change (Fall 2011).
In the meantime, initial findings can be found within several of the articles, reports and multimedia presentations which follow: