Many strategies fail, not because the strategy is flawed, but execution is not delivered appropriately. In delivering any strategy, there is a mixture of art and science, and leaders who are able to recognise this and bring their experience in both areas are indispensable. This article suggests developing capabilities in these three areas will close the gap between strategy and execution:

1. Build the strategy with execution in mind

2. Translate the strategy into the everyday

3. Execute the strategy through capability and behaviour