Kasper’s specialities lay in spotting new opportunities, developing ideas, finding viable solutions to obstacles and challenges, business process reengineering, managing and coordinating project execution. He has a MSc. in Economics and Business Administration – specialized in innovation and business development. Kasper was elected chairman in 2009 of the staff association at the Confederation of Danish Industry. Kasper’s acclaimed master thesis on strategy execution (“Cracking the Code of Strategy Execution”) has given him a unique insight into the difficulties of executing and managing projects in large organizations – as well as how to overcome those challenges.
One of the key propositions of my thesis is the Strategy Execution Control Centre (SECC), which is a focal point of strategy execution with the mandate to control and adjust the process of strategy execution. The SECC will have the responsibility for translating the strategy and will also act as a simulator for the execution process, where small-scale tests and pilot projects will be carried out to ensure the quality and feasibility of the strategy. The SECC would also be a key driver of cultural change, in order to build a culture that supports and emphasizes strategy execution.
“Top managers are a bit like astronauts who circle the earth in the space shuttle. It may be the astronauts who get all the glory, but everyone knows that the real intelligence behind the mission is located firmly on the ground.” – Hamel & Prahalad (1989)