Career and Workplace Strategist Davina Ware joins TCL Podcast host Dale Dixon to discuss the various barriers and blindspots when it comes to communication, whether that’s between colleagues or a leader and their team. Davina shares stories of different communication gaps she has witnessed and gives advice on how to close the gap before it can create cracks in the foundation of the organization.
Host Dale Dixon and two of the authors of the book “Optimizing Strategy for Results” wrap up their series on the 7 Stages of Strategy with Strategic Evaluation and Learning. Dr. Evans Baiya and Professor Timothy Waema explain that the continuous process of strategy doesn’t always blatantly show how to get the results you are looking for. They outline next steps if you find a mistake in your strategy (even in past stages), and how clear data, documentation, communication, and evaluation are critical on the path to long-term strategic success.
“Continuous feedback is a leader’s best-kept secret during execution. Show me a leader whose organization is quiet and I will show you a leader whose organization is hoping they will get it right. Show me a leader who actually encourages and is involved in seeking, receiving and actually supporting feedback, and I will show you an organization that is executing intentionally, purposefully, with a high level of accountability, towards an agreed upon result.”
Authors Dr. Evans Baiya and Professor Timothy Waema move into Stage 6 of the 7 Stages of Strategy: Strategic Execution. In this conversation with host Dale Dixon on their latest book, “Optimizing Strategy for Results,” (co-authored with Ron Price) they examine the importance of communication, repetition, feedback and accountability for everyone in the organization. With simple, predictable workflows and continuous feedback, this stage will help you produce impactful results.
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“One of the reasons why we wrote this book was because many of the strategy books were not focusing on results. One of the most important things is to plan for results.”
Dr. Evans Baiya and Professor Timothy Waema detail the next stage of their book, “Optimizing Strategy for Results,” co-authored with Ron Price. In their conversation with host Dale Dixon, they build on the decisions made in Stage 4 to move on to Stage 5: Strategic Planning for Execution. This stage involves executing those decisions, monitoring for results, and creating clear metrics. The authors also discuss how to avoid a breakdown between the stages by using the canvases and tools from the book as your guide.
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Two of the authors of Optimizing Strategy for Results: A Structured Approach to Make Your Business Come Alive continue their conversation on the 7 Stages of Strategy with host Dale Dixon. Dr. Evans Baiya and Professor Timothy Waema discuss key outcomes of Stage 4: Making Strategic Decisions, specific tools your organization can use for evaluation and prioritization, and the importance of keeping a strategic—rather than a tactical—mindset in this stage. As mentioned in the beginning of this series, people are at the center of success in this stage and they emphasize the importance of communication and commitment from stakeholders at all levels.
Host Dale Dixon interviews two of the three authors of the book, Optimizing Strategy for Results, Ron Price and Timothy Mwololo Waema, PhD. Stage 3 of Optimizing Strategy ushers us into a new phase, Creating Strategic Options. Leaders can make great decisions by creating a flourishing list of options that define possible directions for the future. The authors discuss how to take advantage of current strengths and seize the best opportunities in the external environment by taking a systematic approach to creativity.
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Host Dale Dixon interviews two of the three authors of the book “Optimizing Strategy for Results,” Ron Price and Timothy Mwololo Waema, PhD. The authors discuss their unique approach to building Strategic Intelligence into strategy. Extracted from the concept of Emotional Intelligence, Strategic Intelligence encompasses components of internal and external factors that measure how well leaders within a company know themselves, their customers, and the environment they operate within. The authors also identify tools to help organizations be successful in this stage.
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Host Dale Dixon interviews two of the three authors of the book, Optimizing Strategy for Results, Ron Price and Professor Timothy Mwololo Waema. As leaders, it’s important to build a lasting framework that serves as a compass to guide your company—especially in uncertainty. Building a company that will exist for the next 100 years depends heavily on the foundational elements of strategy: purpose, vision, and core values. The authors also discuss the benefit of weaving in the right people at this stage to provide long-term impactful results.
The Complete Leader Founder Ron Price and host Dale Dixon discuss the three obstacles keeping us from accomplishing more: the distracting world around us, our own internal battles, and the need for new tools and systems to manage our time and energy. Discover how to combat these challenges, become more fulfilled by your day-to-day tasks, and get more done.