Visionary managers all have one thing in common: a strong desire to implement their ideas through actions that result in success. The abililty to divine an ingenious strategy and stimulate others to move down its path is the hallmark of great generals, winning coaches in sports and, of course, highly esteemed chief executive officers (CEOs). And yet, the most brilliantly designed and calculated strategy is absolutely futile, or doomed to utter failure, if the key stakeholders that the organization depends upon do not support it.