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Identify Execution Gaps to Support Strategic Delivery Success

Published: 17 April 2020

ID: G00466927

Analyst(s): Darren Topham


CIOs often cite culture as a major inhibitor to realizing strategic ambitions. While culture is important, poor execution is more often caused by an imbalance between three different activity domains — executive, leadership and management — which gives rise to identifiable execution gaps.

Table Of Contents


  • The Three Strategic Execution Activity Domains
    • The Executive Domain
    • The Leadership Domain
    • The Management Domain
  • Execution Gaps
    • Symptoms, Explanations, Diagnosis and Mitigation Examples
    • Identifying and Resolving Execution Gaps
    • Bottom Line

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