Tips for executing your strategic plan from the top

If you need tips for executing your strategic plan, let’s first look at the wrong way to do it. Imagine you’re playing chess. Like any good chess player, you’re thinking three steps ahead. But, you never move a single piece. You developed a strategy but didn’t execute it.

Well, you don’t have to imagine it – it’s happening. Credit unions and community banks aren’t implementing their strategic plans.

So, what’s gone wrong? Leaders can’t execute these plans. They’re stuck in the day-to-day weeds, doing multiple jobs at once or don’t have the time. They’ve thought out the moves but can’t move the pieces.

If that’s your situation, here are some tips for executing a strategic plan.


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