A popular question used to assess senior leaders involves asking applicants to reflect upon why excellent strategy/policy ideas often fail in execution. Responses commonly focus on lack of support from key executives, gaps in consultations, lack of involvement of key stakeholders, a dispersion of responsibility for implementation across multiple divisions or agencies or changes to [...]
Managerial inaction can work against the espoused excellence values of an organization. Managers are often unaware of the impact of their behavior. Poor performance by managers is more often an issue of omission than overt actions. You need to be aware, as a manager, of the message that your inaction may convey.