Mentor’s ebook – It’s “Deja Vu” all over again

When it comes to managing complex ‘bet the company’ programs, they are only slight differences in the way companies tackle them. The same howlers are repeated again and again.

CEO’s think that excellence in execution is a top priority, according to the 2010 Conference Board survey. If this is true, why do so many strategic initiatives head south – and remain that way for months on end?

For more than 20 years, a staggering 80% of our work has been in program “rescue.” When it comes to managing complex “bet the company” programs, there are only slight differences in the way companies tackle them. The same howlers are repeated again and again – blunders that would simply not be tolerated in any other business discipline.

Why does it take some dramatic force to realise that the emperor has no clothes? Why do smart top executives drag their feet so much before taking radical action? Reconstituting business-critical programs is hugely time-consuming and expensive – and never achieves the original objectives.

Our eBook explores how these management blindspots come about and suggests how the most glaring gaffes can be completely sidestepped.

 

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