Executive Involvement in Strategic Initiatives
Recently, I read an excellent article about the importance of executive involvement in strategic initiatives: “5 Best Practices for Managing Strategic Initiatives”. I believe Bob Paladino’s ideas will resonate with you, like they did with me.
All 5 of the best practices tie to some level or another of executive involvement, and I cannot echo that loudly enough.
Having executive involvement—which is sometimes simply the physical presence in key meetings— really illustrates the importance of the initiative. It answers the “who cares” question when project team members run into competing priorities.
Plus, executive leadership can help steer initiatives when it’s critical to maneuver around sticking points that typically can stall or halt a project.
The bottom line is that without executive sponsorship, initiatives don’t have the legs to move and almost always fail.
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read the article and let me know what you think. I’d enjoy reading your comments.
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