The value of this book for me is the way that Jeroen captures the key elements of strategy execution in simple and practical ways. Strategy is complex and strategic execution is complex. However he provides memorable shorthand models and images getting to the essentials that every leader responsible for executing strategy should have to hand.
It is widely accepted that many mergers and acquisitions result in financial disappointment. Company A buys Company B only to sell it off five to six years later as it was not possible to generate the expected synergies or cost savings. Indeed numerous research and business school studies have show M&As to be a high risk business strategy.
The critical challenge for all leadership teams is effectively implementing the strategy that has been developed.
You can develop the strategic thinking skills of your managers through building their understanding of strategic analysis and various tools which may provide valuable insights in that analysis. Their knowledge can be extended through useful case examples and studies about competitive business organisations facing similar challenges.