How to Translate Strategy into Execution

Remember our Family Feud-style showdown in the session? Just like guessing the top answers, translating strategy into execution can be a game of insights and actions. Let’s revisit how to turn your strategic intent into effective daily decisions.

The core concepts of the session

🏞️ Execution Gap: The Grand Canyon of Strategy

Imagine the Grand Canyon – that's the size of the gap between strategic intent and executed strategy in many organizations. Daily decisions are the bridge across this gap.

🗓️ Thinking Quarterly

Quarterly thinking is key. Break down your yearly goals into quarterly segments to make strategy a part of everyday execution. It's like stepping stones leading to your annual targets.

OKRs will help you to put this into practice.

🚀 From Reactive Follower to Proactive Leader

Shift from merely reacting to actively leading. This transition is crucial in turning strategic plans into actionable steps and leading your team towards the envisioned future.

⚖️ Balancing Life’s Four Major Areas

Life is more than work; it’s a blend of spiritual, professional, social, and physical aspects. Think about applying strategic execution principles to these areas. Cultivate your spiritual well-being, advance your career, enrich your social connections, and take care of your physical health. Aligning actions in these key areas can lead to a well-rounded, fulfilling life.

Your Moment of Truth


Schedule your Buddy Session

After a session in which we talked about moving from strategy to execution, the scheduling a buddy session seems self-evident, right?

  • Identify moments where you said "no" to maintain focus on your strategic goals.
  • Share it with your buddy. How did these choices impact your path to execution?

Books on the topic

Do you want more? More details, more examples, more stories? Here are our top recommended reads on the topic of this training session.

Work Smarter: Live Better

Cyrill Peupion

Measure What Matters

John Doerr

Podcasts for this session

We know that books are not for everybody. We rather would like to share our greatest finds from the podcast world on these topics with you:

Frequently asked questions

Do you have additional questions than those on this page? Then please don't hesitate and ask us directly via
Where can I find the Miro board of my training?

The link to the Miro board for your program is in the recap email we sent you. This link remains for your program, allowing you to access the board at any time. For quick access, we recommend bookmarking this link in your browser.

I have a question about the training session. What can I do?

Simply reply to the recap email to connect directly with the responsible person for your group. If you can't find it, send an email to

Unfortunately, I missed this session. What now?

Don't worry, we are not leaving anyone behind! You should have already received an email to the 30-minute catchup session. If not, please contact us directly (email address in the recap or

Where can I find the recap of the other sessions?

Search your email inbox for the subject line "Leadership Training Recap. This search will retrieve all our recap emails, providing you with all the links to the session recaps. Again, let us know if something is missing.