Applying strategic delegation

Most CEOs dream of running an organization in which all managers spend the majority of their time improving the business rather than working in the business. These CEOs also wish their employees would perform at their highest potential, take personal responsibility for roles and outcomes, and be held accountable for results. In sum, these leaders of industry want to optimize—not just maximize— productivity, performance, and profitability from every individual.

John's talk shares his insights on applying strategic delegation. His talk explores and expands on  his article published in Employment Relations Today



Speaking Engagements

Speaking Gigs

John loves to share his insights. Email him if you'd like to have him speak at your next meeting. (John regularly speaks at CEO group meetings. He is a Vistage resource and lifetime member of the CEO Club.)

An outline of a typical talk is:

How The Hell Do We Implement Our Strategic Business Plan?

The strategic business plan is your company’s roadmap of what your planning team has decided to do. The difference between deciding and doing is implementation. In this audience-centered presentation, John W. Myrna shares practical techniques gained from 20 years of hands-on management and over 20 years of revitalizing hundreds of companies through strategic planning. John will share his tested, balanced approach for creating a culture of accountability and outstanding results in order to implement your company’s strategic plan.

Key issues covered include:

  • The four steps your team must take for successful implementation (understand, believe, know how, follow a system), and why.
  • Developing a four-step cycle of agreement, accountability, action, and assessment.
  • How to match tasks to people who have the best mix of passion and competence.
  • How to create more capacity through strategic delegation.
  • Dealing with the ongoing twin challenges of focus and communications.

Myrna, who approaches the process of strategic planning with an engineer's pragmatic discipline, provides participants with specific techniques for implementing their strategic plans. He shares the approaches successfully used by hundreds of small to mid-sized companies. Where other programs on implementation may be academic or more appropriate for the Fortune 500, Myrna’s program will give attendees a specific understanding of how to get it done in a way that works.

Value to attendees: Atendees will leave with the ability to implement their plans. They will have a system they can apply themselves or through a professional facilitator. Every attendee receives a 114-page "how to” guide on strategic planning.

John's presentation can be tailored to fit your organization's needs, from 45 minutes to a half-day workshop.