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How to Turn Strategy into Successful Projects

Author(s):

Antonio S. Franco
Antonio S. Franco, President, ASF Associates, LLC, 315/372-5433; antonio.franco@asf-llc.com

88th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2003 - Nashville, TN
Abstract

The best business strategy is useless if it is not converted into action. In this session, attendees can learn what it takes to facilitate an executive team to convert the abstract ideas of a supply chain and general business strategy into actionable projects that transform the business. The leadership skills and techniques presented require a little bit of “science” and a lot of “art.” The “science” for doing this is presented in the clouds-to-ground method for decomposing the strategy into specific actionable projects. The “art” of dealing with a reality that does not fit neatly into the science, is addressed in the use of a simple tool for the bottom-up, strategic action emergence approach. The strategic action emergence approach unites the wisdom of the trenches with the vision from the top which results in minimal resistance to change.

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