The new Harvard Business Journal article, Why Isn’t Your Strategy Sticking?, provides critical advice to anyone who wants to move an institution (including a district or a school) in a different direction.

Soooo many failed administrators have made the mistakes outlined in the article.

However, even with all that great advice, the author omits what may be the most important guideline that could be offered to leaders.

Before you start trying to move the organization in the direction you want to, and start following the writer’s advice,  spend a lot of time listening to the people the group so they can help you develop that strategy.

It’s an over-used expression, but “the smartest person in the room is the room.”

And, don’t forget the principle of subsidiarity.

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change.