Flexibility: The Difference Between Triumph and Disappointment
Charles de Gaulle, the famous French statesman and WWII general, said, “You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive, or else a strategy is useless.” He's talking about being flexible. The same focus should be placed on business strategy. Strategy requires business leaders to constantly evaluate whether the existing approach is getting them the desired results.
Today’s results-oriented environment places pressure on executives to bring successful strategies into the business, and then tasking operations to execute that strategy. If a company is limited in its ability to execute on strategies because of weak internal skill sets or inferior systems, the viability of any business strategy becomes suspect.