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What Startups Can Learn from General McChrystal about Combining Strategy and Execution

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General McChrystal
"The wisest decisions are made by those closest to the problem — regardless of their seniority,”

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Trust and common purpose are 🗝️

Leadership must first trust that employees understand the organization's context and goals enough to make decisions on their own. 

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Shared consciousness.

To get to a point where you trust almost anyone to make decisions on their own because you believe they have the same information and objectives you do.

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  • Conduct a network analysis of the company.   A series of targeted surveys to help expose where the key influencers and evangelists are and how decisions truly get made, regardless of what the org chart might imply.
  • Increase transparency of projects and process.  By havi...

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Alignment meetings

Are the methods for combining strategy and execution work:

  • The goal of strategy meetings is to create an understanding of the challenges and priorities of everyone else.
  • Promoting an understanding of what resources and challenges others have, facilitates in people

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