14 March 2018 PMI Chicagoland Chapter Dinner Meeting

March 14, 2018
5:30 PM CDT - 8:30 PM CDT
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Meridian Banquet and Conference Center
1701 Algonquin Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
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Randall Rollinson
Randall Rollinson is President of LBL Strategies.   LBL Strategies is Certified Veteran’s Owned Small Business.  He is a nationally recognized leader in the practical application of strategic management principles, tools and techniques. Since 1985, he has served more than 2600 clients in a wide range of industries with practical strategy facilitation, board development and performance management services.  He has international training and consulting experience in UAE, Poland, Rwanda, Belarus and China.  He has a special focus on industry associations. Randall’s instructional design work includes the Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System Certification Program, which won the 2001 Exemplar Award from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, as an “exemplary, outstanding results-oriented program.” The most recent version of this online / onsite certification program is offered in partnership with George Washington University College of Professional Studies.  He is the current President of the Chicago Chapter, Association for Strategic Planning (ASP.)  He is certified by ASP as a Strategic Management Professional.  He is an ASP Pioneer, and an approved ASP Registered Education Provider.  Randall is the ASP 2018 Conference Co-Chair.  He is the co-author of Strategy in the 21st Century:  A Practical Strategic Management Process.  Randall holds an MBA in Management / Information Systems from DePaul University, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University.    


Title of Presentation: 
Bridging the Gap from Strategy to Execution
Strategic & Business Management

Do you know the facts below? • “30% of managers cite failure to coordinate across units as their greatest challenge to executing their company’s strategy.” [Project Management Institute] • “Only 9% of companies are rated excellent at execution.” [Harvard Business Review] • “70% of strategic failures are due to poor execution of leadership.” [Ram Charan, Execution: the discipline of getting things done]  

We all know the routine.  Leadership teams come together on a periodic basis to formulate strategy, then armed with good intentions, ask their business units, functional teams and PMOs to work together to execute the initiatives the leadership team has chosen. Unfortunately, all too often a gap in understanding and performance occurs for those charged with implementing the initiatives flowing from the strategy.  This gap invariably translates into unwanted costs, lost opportunities and ultimately failure to execute. When a failure at execution occurs, the lost value resulting is highly significant regardless of sector.
If your team is struggling with execution, join Randall Rollinson, President, Chicago Chapter, Association for Strategic Planning, and President, LBL Strategies for a one-hour, dinner program that will address the reasons why the strategy execution gap persists, and what organizations can do to mitigate the gap through the following topics:
          • Communication of strategy
          • Creation of a team-based performance culture
          • Alignment across and down through the team
          • The important role of leaders and middle managers
          • Incorporation of agility into strategy execution  

    Member Dinner Fee:  $40.

    Guest Dinner Fee:       $55.

If you have any questions about the program, please email the Director of Programs at 

   Registration ends March 12 @ 10:00 pm CST