Business managers are usually comfortable formulating strategy to enhance business outcomes. But what happens when plans fail to translate to reality? Why is business execution so difficult? Delivery is vital to the survival of all organisations, yet unclear plans, unsuitable workforces, and limited resources can have a detrimental effect on the best strategic ideas. Good leadership, having the right people in the right roles, and a business culture that's focused on getting the job done are the cornerstones to building and maintaining a company that can execute its strategy.

This course will review the drivers of business execution and the fundamental concepts that companies need to pay attention to in order to realise their plans. The course looks at the leadership behaviours that foster actionable strategy, as well as the value of selecting the right people for the right roles. It also considers how to create and manage a 'get it done' culture.

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This online course forms part of the SkillsNet short course suite.

Please note this course is only available to CPA Australia members.

Learning objectives

  • Why executing business strategy is difficult
  • Determine if an organisation's workforce displays characteristics that support execution of strategy
  • Recognise examples of leaders that display behaviours conducive to execution
  • Determine if the steps to create a culture that promotes business execution are applied correctly in a given scenario


Anyone who wants to initiate the conditions, implement the strategies, and provide support for business execution in their organisation

60 Minutes

365 Days