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How to Move Strategy from Planning to Action

  • February 05, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Texas Star, 1400 Texas Star Parkway in Euless
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How to move strategy from planning to action!

Leaders in organizations of all sizes and industries share something in common: They need to strike the right balance between thinking strategically and acting operationally.  Yet leaders constantly tell us that developing and then effectively executing strategy is one of their most frustrating responsibilities, generally for two key reasons:

1.      The planning process often results in too many ideas and priorities, so the organization tries to do too much and spreads itself thin.

2.      Only a small percent of planned initiatives get even partially implemented; the majority remain in a binder, never achieving the intended results.

Strategy doesn’t have to be stressful, and you don’t have to fall victim to the all-too-common Strategy-Execution Gap, which puts your reputation at risk.  In this session, Dr. St. John will provide practical and proven solutions to:

·         Address the most important strategic questions and agree on only the most important priorities for success.

·         Put an accountability structure in place to ensure the strategy actually gets implemented.

This is a topic all successful leaders need to learn, and is relevant at all levels from single work units to entire enterprises.  Consider this a can’t-miss conversation for your leadership development and future effectiveness.

About the speaker:

Dr. Cynthia St. John

Dr. Cynthia St. John is a management professor and leadership consultant, developing future leaders and helping current leaders succeed.  Dr. St. John teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Management, MBA, Executive MBA, and Healthcare Administration programs at UTA.  In addition, her consulting work focuses on translating theory and research into proven practices to help leaders successfully navigate the big and often risky transitions to new roles (through executive onboarding) and new results (through strategic planning and operational excellence).  


Dr. St. John also volunteers hundreds of hours each year as a member of the Quality Texas panel of judges and senior examiner for the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.  Dr. St. John was recently named a Fellow by the Quality Texas Foundation for her body of work and long-term service in performance excellence.

This program is preapproved for 1.00 Professional Development Credit towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification through SHRM and 1.00 business credit through HRCI.

“The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”


Mid-Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit".

All online reservations are due by NOON on the Monday before the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time. 

Guests not registered online will be considered Guest Walk-In registrations and will be charged a rate of $45.  Member Walk-In registrations will be charged the regular guest rate of $35.

Cancellations & Payments:
We regret that we must charge members and guests the cost of the event when cancellations are not received at least 48 hours prior to the event day. Also, all payments must be made before or by the time of attendance.  By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.

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