“Good ideas are easy. Execution is hard.”—Guy Kawasaki, Entrepreneur, and author of The Art of the Start, 2.0.
I couldn’t agree more!
Kawasaki was featured on Bloomberg television this morning, discussing how hard execution is for startups.
Guess what? It’s hard for small to mid-sized businesses and large corporations too.
What many people fail to grasp is the importance of process. Most focus only on ideas and people.
Where average leadership = vision + strategy + people, great leadership = vision + strategy + people + process. Process is the bridge between strategy and execution, the path from dream to dream-come-true!
Many leaders (and entrepreneurs) have great vision: they see where they want to take their companies in the coming years, and map out their strategies accordingly.
But, what’s often missing is skill and confidence in process and execution.
Yet, many say that process and execution are not part of a leader’s role. I couldn’t disagree more. Process and execution need to be part of the corporate culture as they are everyone’s role.
To translate concept into reality, leaders need to be skilled and confident in their ability to get things done with their team. Vision and strategy never stand alone: they rely on an organization’s ability to achieve them. That’s where the real magic happens.
When everyone understands this and commits to it, vision comes to life, taking leaders, employees and their companies where they need to go!!
Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan