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Strong Strategies Require Balance

“Successful strategy execution calls for skillful orchestration of sometimes opposing forces and competing needs.”

Putting a strategy into practice can be very difficult. The main obstacle to executing strategy is the failure to balance the tensions that characterize the execution effort. Getting strategy done well often calls for trade-offs between delivering short-term results and implementing foundational changes that require time. Yet companies that can achieve a balance between opposing forces are far more likely to realize successful strategies that endure.

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