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Award Recognition

ADRIANA CECERE GLOBAL LEADER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION

2017 GLOBAL LEADERS IN CONSULTING

The founder of Consulting Australia, Adriana Cecere, has been recognised by Consulting Magazine, as one of the 20 top leaders in Consulting for 2017.

Recipients of this international award display outstanding leadership qualities and capabilities and exert extraordinary influence in their firms, for their clients and over the consulting profession.

The 2017 Global Leaders in Consulting will be recognised at a gala awards dinner in London on December 7.

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How the Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap

How the Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap

by Nathan Wiita and Orla Leonard. Harvard Business Review.

The strategy-to-execution gap is an enduring problem with no easy solution. As the Japanese proverb goes, “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” In their seminal HBR piece, Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi, and Art Kleiner outlined what senior leaders must do to close the strategy-to-execution gap. We built on this research by going beyond the lens of the individual leader to investigate how the most successful teams bridge the gap. We wanted to unpack the how by identifying what sets these teams apart in terms of how they spend their time and the critical behaviors they engage in. To do this, we examined how 49 enterprise leadership teams spend their time and also looked at their perceived effectiveness on critical behaviors of a senior team. They also responded to items that corresponded to the Leinwand et al. framework, as detailed below.

Closing the gap between strategy and execution requieres leaders to gain clarity, direction and a plan to get to the next level. Adapting this formula allows organisations the chance to THRIVE.

The BackPocket CEO Webinar by Consulting Australia

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How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

by Paul Leinwand and Joachim Rotering. Harvard Business Review.

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in fact, few do. According to a global survey of 700 executives across a variety of industries conducted by Strategy&, the strategy consulting division of PwC, only 8% of company leaders were said to excel at both strategy and execution.

To ensure that leaders are surpassing both strategy and execution, it is crucial to constantly review the business to enhance its performance and THRIVE the firm to the next level.

Consulting Australia Services

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4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

by Roan Carucci. Harvard Business Review.

I recently observed a town hall meeting where a new leader had just been promoted to run his division.  In his introductory remarks, many – including me – were struck by his declaration, “One of the things you’ll find is that I’m very self-aware and open to feedback.” Even from the side of the room, I could see the eye rolling.

Over my 30-year career working with leaders, I’ve heard many declare such self-enlightenment. But telling people you’re self-aware doesn’t mean you are. And while we know that higher self-awareness leads to better team performance, unfortunately, research suggests that most people aren’t very self-aware at work.

Being a self-aware leader and scoring well on your 360 feedback review is important. The action of deep dive into your organisation to enhance its performance is also imperative to THRIVE.

Click on More info to obtain further details of our coming BackPocket CEO Webinar by Adriana Cecere.

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Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Business Harvard Review.

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing field. When a strategy looks brilliant, it’s because of the quality of execution. A dumb idea is the one you fumble in the field by missing critical details, like how customers would react or what competitors might change while you’re still picking up the ball.

There is a direct correlation between strategy and its execution as these reflect a well-structured strategy. For a business to THRIVE leaders should work on its enhancement constantly.

THE BACKPOCKET CEO WEBINAR BY CONSULTING AUSTRALIA

Click on More info to obtain further details of our coming BackPocket CEO Webinar by Adriana Cecere.

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Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused

Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused

by Ron Carucci. Harvard Business Review.

Experts have opined for decades on the reasons behind the spectacular failure rates of strategy execution. In 2016, it was estimated that 67% of well-formulated strategies failed due to poor execution. There are many explanations for this abysmal failure rate, but a 10-year longitudinal study on executive leadership conducted by my firm showed one clear reason. A full 61% of executives told us they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced upon being appointed to senior leadership roles. It’s no surprise, then, that 50%–60% of executives fail within the first 18 months of being promoted or hired.

Business leaders and Industry professionals must be prepared to face strategic challenges in order to execute it and THRIVE the business successfully.

10 SIGNS A LEADER NEEDS A NEW CHALLENGE by

1. Things are running smoothly.

2. You are consistently getting positive feedback.

3. Your brain doesn’t have to work hard to be successful.

4. You don’t prepare for meetings because you already know the answers.

5. You’ve stopped learning something new every day.

6. You are busy but bored.

7. You’re taking longer showers in the morning and you take your time getting to work.

8. It makes you tired to think you could be doing the same job a year from now.

9. You’ve become increasingly negative and can’t identify why.

10. You’re spending a lot of time trying to fix other people’s problems.

Click in More info and Adriana Cecere, Consulting Australia founder, will send you more information about the BackPocket CEO Webinar.

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Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?

Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?

by Art Markman. Harvard Business Review.

There is a broad assumption in society and in education that the skills you need to be a leader are more or less transferable. If you can inspire and motivate people in one arena, you should be able to apply those skills to do the same in another venue.

A combination of Study, Skills and Experience make Great Leaders. It’s the Passion, Determination Courage that will catapult your success and help your business to THRIVE.

Power Session by Consulting Australia

During your one on one power session, we will focus on issues you need to focus on most. In the session you will gain clarity, guidance and an action plan to confidently take your next step to meet your personal goals and business milestone.

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Small Measures Can Liberate Employees To Contribute Their Best

Small Measures Can Liberate Employees To Contribute Their Best

by Francesca Gino. Harvard Business Review.

To stay engaged, we need to fight the urge to conform to the expectations of others, the status quo, and even our own point of view. By finding ways to be more authentic at work, challenging common ways of acting, making sure our talents are reflected in our jobs, and taking the opportunity to let our voice and opinions be heard, we can become more engaged in the work we do — and not just to our personal benefit. This greater engagement will lead to the types of innovative behavior and high levels of performance that all organizations crave.

Business Reviews and Diagnostic Assessments enable business managers to discover core issues in their business. When recommendations are implemented the organisation will be ready to THRIVE to its next level.

3D BUSINESS REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT by Consulting Australia

At Consulting Australia, we hold our client’s hands throughout the implementation of our tailored programs, ensuring the following outcomes:

You see, scientific research has demonstrated only a 0.1% difference between the genetic make-up of all humans.
So, at the level of high-performance, it is the very tiniest of shifts in perspective that play a huge role in distinguishing the highest of achievers in all areas.
These tiny shifts in perspective have the biggest impact for those who are already achieving and creating close to or at world-class levels.
Coaching is powerful and impactful, and I help my clients make these tiny shifts that equates to change.

Until we meet – Be Well,
 Adriana Cecere, Consulting Australia Founder

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Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

by Peter Bregman. Harvard Business Review.

Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that’s changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn’t awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that took advantage of new technologies, and the board and his leadership team were aligned around it. Paul and his team had already reorganized the structure — new divisions, revised roles, redesigned processes — to support their strategy.

So what was Paul worrying about? People.

Which is precisely what he should be worrying about. However hard it is to devise a smart strategy, it’s ten times harder to get people to execute on that strategy. And a poorly executed strategy, no matter how clever, is worthless.

In other words, your organization’s biggest strategic challenge isn’t strategic thinking — it’s strategic acting.

The critical element to the successful execution of a strategic plan to thrive is a sound organisational structure and good people and skills in each position.

Growth Accelerator Programs by Consulting Australia

30 minutes a week with the BackPocket CEO launches late 2017! The weekly program is for ELITE business leaders and industry professionals that need clarity and skills to kick-start their management career.

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Phone: 1800 772 395

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