What does 85% of the Fortune 50 know about Flawless Execution?
Few organizations operate with the efficiency and precision of elite military teams, but the ones that do practice Flawless Execution. A proprietary continuous improvement process derived from military practices, Flawless Execution is built from a foundational understanding of the habits and qualities of high-performing teams who operate in rapidly changing and challenging environments.
This blog will serve as your go-to resource throughout your pursuit of Flawless Execution. From tips and techniques to white papers and expert articles, you will find everything you need to accelerate performance and drive results in your organization. But most importantly, this will be your home for Flawless Execution. Throughout 2014, we will walk you through the model that has revolutionized the daily processes, and consequently the output, of thousands of organizations around the world.
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Task Saturation is nothing new. Overflowing inboxes, full schedules and mounting priorities have become a way of life for many professionals today–and there lies the problem. Today’s businesses have become entirely too accustomed to operating at full capacity without the resources needed to Flawlessly Execute. So how do you identify & mitigate Task Saturation? Start incorporating these six tips into your routine and you’ll see the difference immediately.
Deadlines are extended numerous times, Task Saturation smothers productivity, or contingencies occur without notice, leaving the team scrambling to recover.
Planning. In February we defined it and in March we described it. Now, as the anticipation has reached a dull roar, we will tell you how to do it (at least, how we think you should do it). The Six Steps of Combat Mission PlanningSM is a military-proven, universally applicable framework that helps companies define expectations, align actions, create accountability, and maintain execution rhythm from start to finish in each and every mission—sounds like snake oil for organizational excellence, right? Continue reading →
By William M. Duke, CDR (ret.), USN
Director of Learning & Development at Afterburner, Inc.
In Part I of this series, I introduced the concept that, from the perspective of complexity, everything exists within a system. In Part II, I outlined a three-tiered framework of effects-based thinking (EBT) and planning that is critical to understanding how change propagates throughout these complex systems – the organizations, markets and communities in which we all live and work. In this final installment, I will explore how effects are planned and initiated within complex systems and how cognitive, adaptive leadership propels those effects.