To paraphrase what Tolstoy famously said about families, teams that execute well are all alike. Teams struggling with execution can trace their woes back to one or more of the seven deadly sins of execution. To keep your team on the path to the Promised Land, familiarize yourself with the sins and repent while there is still time.
1. Lust – There is nothing wrong with an intense desire for success. In fact, it’s often this exact ambition that drives the impact of some of today’s most influential organizations. But an insatiable lust for instant (i.e. quarterly) gratification can destroy your team’s spirit. In the mid-2000’s, Starbucks stores that had once been shrines to coffee became overgrown retail jungles as … [ Read More ]