Helping Organizations Bridge the GAP…

From Strategy to Execution


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Meet Your Company Targets
Create Empowered Employees
Set The Stage For Repeat Success

Helping Organizations Bridge the GAP…

From Strategy to Execution


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Meet Your Company Targets
Create Empowered Employees
Set The Stage For Repeat Success

Is Your Company’s Strategic Plan Collecting Dust?

You’re Not Alone.

Most organizations spend large amounts of time and energy developing a strategic plan.

45% of these plans never get off the ground.

Is Your Company’s Strategic Plan Collecting Dust?

You’re Not Alone.

Most organizations spend large amounts of time and energy developing a strategic plan.

45% of these plans never get off the ground.

We Want Better for Your team

FOSTER CONFIDENCE IN YOUR LEADERSHIP

ENSURE SATISTFIED CUSTOMERS

START SEEING THE SAME FINISH LINE.

We Want Better for Your team

FOSTER CONFIDENCE IN YOUR LEADERSHIP

ENSURE SATISTFIED CUSTOMERS

START SEEING THE SAME FINISH LINE.

“…the groundwork laid during these sessions with David Barrett has been invaluable as we continue our work to define our direction forward and communicate it to our teams.”

Ola Wettergren, President Americas, Systemair

“…the groundwork laid during these sessions with David Barrett has been invaluable as we continue our work to define our direction forward and communicate it to our teams.”

Ola Wettergren, President Americas, Systemair

“…the groundwork laid during these sessions with David Barrett has been invaluable as we continue our work to define our direction forward and communicate it to our teams.”

Ola Wettergren, President Americas, Systemair

We Can Help You Bridge the Gap

We help you identify the possible weaknesses.

We guide you through the 7 possible solutions.

We create action items to solve the problem.

We Can Help You Bridge the Gap

We help you identify the possible weaknesses.

We guide you through the 7 possible solutions.

We create action items to solve the problem.

We help you identify the possible weaknesses.

We guide you through the 7 possible solutions.

We create action items to solve the problem.

“Strategy without execution is hallucination!” 

Mike Roach CEO of CGI. 31,000 Employees

“Strategy without execution is hallucination!” 

Mike Roach CEO of CGI. 31,000 Employees

The Cycle of
Strategic Success.

1. PLAN

Your company’s specific strategy combined with clearly defined goals.

2. DO

Using your PLAN to create clear action items and timelines.

3. REVIEW

Measuring your outcomes based on your goals set within the PLAN.

REPEAT

It’s as simple as a phone call to get started.

It’s as simple as a phone call to get started.

Take Your Event to the Next Level!

KEYNOTE

Mind the Gap Please!

Bridging the Gap between Strategy and Execution

Strategic Planning is crucial to the success of any organization – small and large. These plans are often created over days and weeks and often with many people involved. A lot is invested in this critical tool.

The trouble is that most of these plans fail – as many as 45%.

Mind The Gap Please! Bridging the Gap from Strategy to Execution addresses the seven specific reasons companies lose focus on their Strategic Plan and will help you pinpoint the exact reason (or reasons) your company is stuck. By the end of the session you will have the first clear steps to creating the results you need.

This interactive and hands-on session will address 4 key areas:

  • Learn what successful organizations do to set themselves up for strategy execution success
  • Discover where the gaps are in your organization between strategy and execution
  • Take part in a planning session on what to do about those gaps.
  • Help set goals for the organization going forward

I couldn’t have asked for a more engaged and engaging public speaker to give the opening keynote presentation at my most recent summit.”

Summits Portfolio Manager, WTG Events

“Many people regard execution as detail work that’s beneath the dignity of a business leader. That’s wrong … it’s a leader’s most important job.”

Larry Bossidy, former chairman and CEO, Honeywell International

Take Your Event to the Next Level!

KEYNOTE

Mind the Gap Please!

Bridging the Gap between Strategy and Execution

Strategic Planning is crucial to the success of any organization – small and large. These plans are often created over days and weeks and often with many people involved. A lot is invested in this critical tool.

The trouble is that most of these plans fail – as many as 45%.

Mind The Gap Please! Bridging the Gap from Strategy to Execution addresses the seven specific reasons companies lose focus on their Strategic Plan and will help you pinpoint the exact reason (or reasons) your company is stuck. By the end of the session you will have the first clear steps to creating the results you need.

This interactive and hands-on session will address 4 key areas:

  • Learn what successful organizations do to set themselves up for strategy execution success
  • Discover where the gaps are in your organization between strategy and execution
  • Take part in a planning session on what to do about those gaps.
  • Help set goals for the organization going forward

I couldn’t have asked for a more engaged and engaging public speaker to give the opening keynote presentation at my most recent summit.”

Summits Portfolio Manager, WTG Events

“Many people regard execution as detail work that’s beneath the dignity of a business leader. That’s wrong … it’s a leader’s most important job.”

Larry Bossidy, former chairman and CEO, Honeywell International

WORKSHOP

Leaders need to be many things to many people but so often we lose sight of the real goals and mission.

  • Are we delivering on our plan?
  • Are we doing what we told our major stakeholders we would do?
  • Are we staying focused on the strategic plan we set in place months or years ago?

Unfortunately, the answer to most of this is no. With so much going on, with such rapid change charging at us continuously, and with so many balls in the air, it is easy to lose focus.

This session is a hands-on, interactive look at what’s really going on in your own organization – asking the critical question, what is holding us back from successful execution and ultimately offering up ideas on how we can fix the problem.

As he does for all of his engagements, David Barrett uses real-time, audience-response tools to gauge the issues at hand and set a specific agenda for the session.

“Execution is not just something that does or doesn’t get done. Execution is a culture with specific set of behaviors and techniques that companies need to master in order to have competitive advantage.”

Ram Charan

David uses real-time, audience-response tools to gauge the issues at hand and to set a specific agenda for this interactive session.  You may pre-set the agenda or let the cards fall where they will – but in the end you are guaranteed to come away with a set of action items and steps to take to address key issues within your strategy execution culture.

Once the keynote session has set the ground work for your group, this extra time will provide the deep-dive required for a topic like this – but customized to YOUR organization’s key objectives and culture.

You will come away with:

  • A solid understanding of the state of your strategy execution culture and engine

  • A new-found knowledge of why strategy plans fail and which of the many reasons are relevant in your environment

  • A set of action items that will help your organization move to an execution culture that can deliver on a strategy  

WORKSHOP

Leaders need to be many things to many people but so often we lose sight of the real goals and mission.

  • Are we delivering on our plan?
  • Are we doing what we told our major stakeholders we would do?
  • Are we staying focused on the strategic plan we set in place months or years ago?

Unfortunately, the answer to most of this is no. With so much going on, with such rapid change charging at us continuously, and with so many balls in the air, it is easy to lose focus.

This session is a hands-on, interactive look at what’s really going on in your own organization – asking the critical question, what is holding us back from successful execution and ultimately offering up ideas on how we can fix the problem.

As he does for all of his engagements, David Barrett uses real-time, audience-response tools to gauge the issues at hand and set a specific agenda for the session.

David uses real-time, audience-response tools to gauge the issues at hand and to set a specific agenda for this interactive session.  You may pre-set the agenda or let the cards fall where they will – but in the end you are guaranteed to come away with a set of action items and steps to take to address key issues within your strategy execution culture.

Once the keynote session has set the ground work for your group, this extra time will provide the deep-dive required for a topic like this – but customized to YOUR organization’s key objectives and culture.

You will come away with:

  • A solid understanding of the state of your strategy execution culture and engine

  • A new-found knowledge of why strategy plans fail and which of the many reasons are relevant in your environment

  • A set of action items that will help your organization move to an execution culture that can deliver on a strategy  

“Execution is not just something that does or doesn’t get done. Execution is a culture with specific set of behaviors and techniques that companies need to master in order to have competitive advantage.”

Ram Charan

Why David Barrett?

We know you want success for your company. We understand what it's like to spend so much time and energy developing a strategic plan only to have it sit on a shelf and collect dust. It's frustrating to know that you have a great vision, a clear plan, and the desire to see it through, but somewhere along the way, it got stuck. We believe it shouldn't be so hard

David Barrett is a professional speaker and workshop facilitator with 25+ years experience working with organizations to help them execute their plans.

“There is a very wide gap between the work organizations are doing and the strategic plans that they have spent so much time and energy to create.”

Continually seeing companies stuck between their strategic plan and the action needed to get results, led David to research and co-author the Amazon best seller, “The 7 elements of strategic Success.” Through his hands-on presentation and workshop, he offers a simple, three-step plan to get your company seeing the same finish line in as little as one day.

Don’t waste any more energy hoping your plan will come to light. It’s time to act!

Connect with David and start to Bridge the Gap between Strategy and Execution with his powerful presentation and workshop.

Why David Barrett?

We know you want success for your company. We understand what it’s like to spend so much time and energy developing a strategic plan only to have it sit on a shelf and collect dust. It’s frustrating to know that you have a great vision, a clear plan, and the desire to see it through, but somewhere along the way, it got stuck. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard

David Barrett is a professional speaker and workshop facilitator with 25+ years experience working with organizations to help them execute their plans.

“There is a very wide gap between the work organizations are doing and the strategic plans that they have spent so much time and energy to create.”

Continually seeing companies stuck between their strategic plan and the action needed to get results, led David to research and co-author the Amazon best seller, “The 7 elements of strategic Success.” Through his hands-on presentation and workshop, he offers a simple, three-step plan to get your company seeing the same finish line in as little as one day.

Don’t waste any more energy hoping your plan will come to light. It’s time to act!

Connect with David and start to Bridge the Gap between Strategy and Execution with his powerful presentation and workshop.

How Do We
Get Started?

1. WE TALK ON THE PHONE

We assess where you are now, and how The 7 Elements can help your Company.

2. WE PICK A DATE

For the keynote presentation that brings together the people needed for success.

3. WE GET RESULTS

The assessment, the keynote speech and the workshop together, ensures your company will move forward with your plan.

David Barrett helps you create a Culture that ensures Success.

Keynote Presentation

  • 45-90 minutes of inspiration, education and action items with your leadership team
  • Customized to your organization’s strategic goals and leadership development plans
  • An in-depth look at why most strategic plans fail – across your industry and elsewhere
  • An opportunity to evaluate your own internal strategy execution practices and identify major gaps in your execution culture
  • An interactive mini-workshop to set action steps addressing identified critical gaps

Workshop

  • An extension of the keynote address allowing for more time to address key gaps in your organization’s strategy execution culture
  • Identification of key action steps required to address the gaps
  • A planning session in small or large groups to set goals and critical milestones for the identified key action steps

Keynote Presentation

  • 45-90 minutes of inspiration, education and action items with your leadership team
  • Customized to your organization’s strategic goals and leadership development plans
  • An in-depth look at why most strategic plans fail – across your industry and elsewhere
  • An opportunity to evaluate your own internal strategy execution practices and identify major gaps in your execution culture
  • An interactive mini-workshop to set action steps addressing identified critical gaps

Workshop

  • An extension of the keynote address allowing for more time to address key gaps in your organization’s strategy execution culture
  • Identification of key action steps required to address the gaps
  • A planning session in small or large groups to set goals and critical milestones for the identified key action steps

Keynote Presentation

  • 45-90 minutes of inspiration, education and action items with your leadership team
  • Customized to your organization’s strategic goals and leadership development plans
  • An in-depth look at why most strategic plans fail – across your industry and elsewhere
  • An opportunity to evaluate your own internal strategy execution practices and identify major gaps in your execution culture
  • An interactive mini-workshop to set action steps addressing identified critical gaps

Workshop

  • An extension of the keynote address allowing for more time to address key gaps in your organization’s strategy execution culture
  • Identification of key action steps required to address the gaps
  • A planning session in small or large groups to set goals and critical milestones for the identified key action steps

You Can’t Afford to Throw Away Your Great Idea…

Let Us Help You Bring it to Life.

David Barrett

“There are many theories on strategic planning, but David and Mona have written a practical book which clearly delineates the seven critical elements which will inspire your people with the desire to achieve your strategic plan resulting in effective execution.”

Joseph Sherren, CSP, HoF, International Business Transformation Expert

“A great collection of wisdom, ideas, tips and tricks for leaders at any level in any organization.”

BUYChristine Shenstone

Building A Strategy Execution Culture

What is Your First Step After the Strategic Plan is Published?

Every great organization conducts a strategic planning session, of some sort, every few years, which produces a strategic plan that, in the majority of cases, goes no where. Forbes.com suggests that most organisations don’t do a very good job with ‘life after publishing’ when it comes to the strategic plan.  For various and sundry reasons, […]

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Culture Drives Strategy – Not the Other Way Around

“Culture is the often-overlooked foundation of an organization. It determines how the group retains talent, how it develops and releases new products and whether it meets targets. It affects how happy and satisfied employees are at work.” 7 Elements of Strategy Execution When Mona Mitchell and I struck out to research for our book “7 […]

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You Need a Sound Strategic Plan to be Able to Execute Well

Five Key Elements to Building a Strong Strategic Plan Company X gets it now!  They realize how important it is to focus on the execution of the plan as much as it did on the creation of the plan. In fact, they hired a well-respected team to come in to help them with the execution […]

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David Barrett

David followed a career path ideally suited to tackling issues of strategic planning and strategy execution for today’s organizations.

With his experience in the corporate world at a major Canadian bank, the high-tech world with Symantec Corporation, combined with many entrepreneurial ventures including: a conference business, software development firm, speaker bureau and most recently, a TED-style event series for professionals across North America, he has been building the foundation and experience to help companies get results.

Currently, David splits his time between the life of a professional speaker-workshop leader, and his role as the National Program Director for the Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto. 

He has authored or co-authored six books over the past five years inlcuding the Amazon best-seller, The 7 Elements of Strategic Execution.

David Barrett lives in the beautiful resort town of Collingwood, Ontario – just two hours North of Toronto. He and his wife Karen have four daughters, five grand-children, and a dog named Boston. He loves skiing, golfing, woodworking, bridge and spending time in the summer with his family in the pictureqsue vacation area of Point Au Barrel.

David Barrett

David followed a career path ideally suited to tackling issues of strategic planning and strategy execution for today’s organizations.

With his experience in the corporate world at a major Canadian bank, the high-tech world with Symantec Corporation, combined with many entrepreneurial ventures including: a conference business, software development firm, speaker bureau and most recently, a TED-style event series for professionals across North America, he has been building the foundation and experience to help companies get results.

Currently, David splits his time between the life of a professional speaker-workshop leader, and his role as the National Program Director for the Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto. 

He has authored or co-authored six books over the past five years inlcuding the Amazon best-seller, The 7 Elements of Strategic Execution.

David Barrett lives in the beautiful resort town of Collingwood, Ontario – just two hours North of Toronto. He and his wife Karen have four daughters, five grand-children, and a dog named Boston. He loves skiing, golfing, woodworking, bridge and spending time in the summer with his family in the pictureqsue vacation area of Point Au Barrel.

You have the VISION
You’re created the PLAN
Now you need the RESULTS

Let’s Connect.

You have the VISION
You’re created the PLAN
Now you need the RESULTS

Let’s Connect.

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