We must be clear- there is no sure way of guaranteeing the success of any given strategy. However, if you recognize that strategy is all about getting from point a to b, you can strive for a successful route by understanding: where you are now, where you want to go, and what route suits you best.

Let's assume that you've been able to determine where you want to go, you've got a good understanding of the state and capabilities of your organization, and you have mapped out a "ROADMAP 2 SUCCESS.” What can go wrong? You've got all bases covered, yes?

Actually, no, a lot can go wrong. However, by acknowledging the following list of potential ‘show-stoppers,’ your strategies are less likely to fail.

Read more: Why Strategies Fail

We define strategy as:

DOING THE RIGHT THINGS RIGHT
WITH THE RIGHT RESOURCES
IN THE RIGHT STRUCTURE AND
THE RIGHT CULTURE
TO REALIZE THE RIGHT THINGS

Read more: What is strategy?