Issue 105 - 05 | The Art of Adherence
By Lee J. Colan, PhD & Julie Davis-Colan Published May 15, 2013 12:00 p.m.

“In business and in life, the game is usually won by those who can consistently execute a well-thought-out strategy. In other words, winners stick with it—they practice adherence. Adherence is the ability to consistently execute. Not coincidentally, the word ‘adherence’ appears to have originated in the 1500s from the French word ‘adherer,’ which means ‘to stick to.’ Adherence is the critical link between strategy (knowing) and results (doing). Therefore, it is the solution to the knowing-doing gap. Winning requires adherence because successful execution of your plan is not a one-time event but rather steady progress over an extended period of time. […]

Achieving adherence is simple but not necessarily easy. It takes skill and creativity to continually nurture focus, competence, and passion with your team. This is why we call it the art of adherence.”



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About Lee J. Colan, PhD & Julie Davis-Colan | Lee J. Colan, PhD, is a high-energy leadership advisor, engaging speaker, and popular author. His 12 books and cut-through-the-clutter tools have been applied by leaders at virtually every Fortune 1000 company and thousands of smaller organizations. Julie Davis-Colan is cofounder of The L Group, Inc., a Dallas-based firm serving leaders since 1999. She is an innovative business consultant and compelling speaker. Julie turns vision and opportunity into a profitable reality. Her passion for leadership and life creates an infectious energy for clients and audiences. To learn more visit theLgroup.com or call 972-250-9989.

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