Status Check: Common Barriers to Strategy Execution, and How to Overcome Them

Overcoming Barriers to Successful Strategy Execution

Organizations spend time and effort developing and communicating their strategies to ensure they are understood by all. But how clear is your company’s strategy to you? To your team? Many organizations struggle with executing their strategy in a manner that achieves its intended results. When you consider that high-performing organizations are twice as likely to have alignment of projects with organizational strategy, it is clear that strategy execution – the translation of smart strategies into effective results – is crucial.

Overcoming Barriers to Successful Strategy Execution discusses:

  • Understanding the consequences of misalignment between strategy and execution
  • How the highest performing organizations achieve alignment 
  • Identifying common barriers to strategy execution success (and how to overcome them)


John Warren, Global Consultant at Leading Great Work dives into strategic execution and identifies the causes and impact of misalignment that hinder organizational success. Learn some of the common barriers to effective strategy execution and how you can address them to move your organization to stronger alignment between its espoused strategy and its actual implementation through project-based work.