personal strategy for whole of life

Personal strategy for whole of life

In this instalment of the Strategy Execution Thought Leader interview series Paul Docherty, Founder and Executive Director, i-nexus interviews Kit Jackson, Founding Partner, Expert Strategy Management Consultant & Executive Coach, Strategy Together Group on the topic of “Personal strategy”.

The interview focuses a number of questions:

1. What’s the value in applying strategic principles in a broader personal context for the individual?

2. What is the organisational benefit?

3. How do you use strategic principles and processes to set personal goals?

4. What are the typical pitfalls in going through an exercise like this?

5. What are the key challenges that stand in the way of achieving personal aspirations?

6. What are some of the best practices to make real, enduring change in life?


Kit Jackson is a business consultant and executive coach specialising in making strategy happen. She is Managing Partner of Strategy Together , a network of experts in strategy execution. Kit has spent more than 25 years helping leading organisations throughout the world successfully manage strategic change. Kit has held leadership positions in both consulting and industry.

In her more than decade-long association with Drs Robert Kaplan and David Norton, co-creators of the Balanced Scorecard, Kit played an instrumental role in evolving the tool from a performance measurement and management tool into a strategy management tool. She pioneered the concept of cross-functional, cross-organisational ‘theme teams’ charged with managing strategy execution and ensuring interdependencies. This concept, along with its methodology and key practices, represents one of the most pivotal developments in the evolution of the Balanced Scorecard management system.

Kit donates a significant amount of her time to leading Homeward Bound as Strategy Faculty. Homeward Bound is a leadership programme to equip 1,000 women in science to lead, influence and shape the future of our planet set against the backdrop of Antarctica. The inaugural voyage of 76 women in December 2016 represented the largest all-female expedition to the Antarctic continent.

Paul Docherty
    Founder of i-nexus, the leader in cloud-based software for strategy execution. Respected thought leader, adviser and co-architect of the Strategy Execution 2.0 "Business System" that is rapidly becoming the de facto blueprint for how large organizations successfully deploy and execute their strategic objectives.

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