One of the strong pieces of advice we provide for leadership candidates who are preparing for that role clinching final interview presentation is not to just focus on the challenges & opportunities and how best to address them with a knockout strategic or operational plan. Candidates should also remember to incorporate how they will work with and through a wide variety of people throughout the organisation; using a simple maxim we suggest which is that 'Plans don't make plans work - people do'. 

Where possible, as part of the subsequent interview Q&A, leadership candidates should have some incisive, evidence-based narrative on how they have done this with challenging stakeholders in the past.

Bain's Insights article here captures this concept in a much broader way which also has a much deeper resonance for successful leadership.