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Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Clos...

How to close the gap between strategy and execution. Two-thirds of executives say their organizations don't have the capabilities to support their strategy. In "Strategy That Works," Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why. They identify conventional business practices that unintentionally create a gap between strategy and execution. And they show how some of the best companies in the world consistently leap ahead of their competitors. Based on new research, the authors reveal five practices for connecting strategy and execution used by highly successful enterprises such as IKEA, Natura, Danaher, Haier, and Lego. These companies: Commit to what they do best instead of chasing multiple opportunities; Build their own unique winning capabilities instead of copying others; Put their culture to work instead of struggling to change it; Invest where it matters instead of going lean across the board; Shape the future instead of reacting to it. Packed with tools you can use for building these five practices into your organization and supported by in-depth profiles of companies that are known for making their strategy work, this is your guide for reconnecting strategy to execution.

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For this reason, EU citizens rightly expect that companies understand their positive and negative impacts on society and the environment. And, therefore, prevent, manage and mitigate any negative impact that they may cause, including within their global supply chain. Living up to this duty is commonly known as 'corporate social responsibility' (CSR) or 'responsible business conduct' (RBC).

Human rights are an increasingly important aspect of CSR/RBC, especially when it comes to businesses' global supply chains. The UN guiding principles on business and human rights define what companies and governments should so businesses don't have a negative impact on human rights. These guiding principles were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011, stating that business enterprises are specialised organs of society, which requires them to comply with all applicable laws and to respect human rights. The EU endorsed the UN guiding principles in its 2015 action plan on human rights and democracy and has committed to supporting their implementation. Therefore, we've published a number of guiding materials and promoted the development of national action plans (NAPs).

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Phase 1: Concept Development. Our program officers are experts in their field. They work to identify ideas that support our strategic priorities, in consultation with foundation colleagues, researchers, policymakers, and other partners in the field. This phase concludes with an internal decision that a concept is aligned to a strategy, and we should proceed with development work.

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My experience with the International Strategy and the Internationalization Laboratory was a great one. It provided a real life business like environment where we got the opportunity to work with real companies, helping them develop a strategy for internationalization. With close follow up from professors and staff, and constructive and helpful feedback throughout the process from both academics and executives, the learning experience was among the best and most intense I have had in my studies. Theory came alive and unfolded, making my perspective on the use of theory change forever. The form of letting real presentation of our case be graded at two different settings was also great, since it enabled students to experience the pressure of presentation that is to be expected in future job positions. The fact that the entire class excelled and did great with such a variety of companies to work with, made the final touch that topped a great, two month, intense experience to be remembered for a lifetime. 041b061a72


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