Mark Morgan written a book called Executing Your Strategy. I have not read the book however I like the information on the Internet I came across:
One of Mark’s key messages is “There is simply no way for senior management to accomplish a strategic transformation without getting deeply engaged in project management, the organizational systems that surround it, and the behaviors and terminology required to lead it” (p. 7). In order for these managers and their organizations to be successful, they need to align strategy, culture, and structure with projects, programs, and portfolios. This is such a powerful message that bears repeating, and practice, over and over again until it’s ingrained in the fabric of each organization’s DNA.
Readers of this blog will know that I have said many times that senior managers must play their part in projects.