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Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan (Author)

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This book was excellent. While I am not in a top position in my company, many of the lessons and anecdotes are easily translatable to what I do every day. I highly recommend this book. ( )
  eddiemerkel | Feb 17, 2010 |
Delegation is not enough. The thesis in this book: Execution is a discipline that needs to be explicit in the culture of an organization. The building blocks:
Know your people and your business, Insist on realism, Set clear goals and priorities, Follow through, Reward the doers, Expand people's capabilities, Know yourself. How to avoid being a micro-manager.
  kcannon | Oct 6, 2009 |
A must-have book for middle managers and C-levels on how to execute on their company goals and objectives.

http://smartlemming.com/2009/05/flatten-your-learning-curve-read-the-classic-bus... ( )
  SmartLemming | May 27, 2009 |
I included this book in my book: The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. www.100bestbiz.com. ( )
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  toddsattersten | May 8, 2009 |
This book is not a detailed list of steps to take in order to ensure execution. However the first half of the book has a lot of very interesting and useful management ideas. Think "Good to Great" but from people who have been on the inside living it. The second half of the book focuses on strategic planning and operational planning, which I found less useful. ( )
  varroa | Feb 20, 2009 |
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Execution is "the missing link between aspirations and results," and as such, making it happen is the business leader's most important job. While failure in today's business environment is often attributed to other causes, Bossidy and Charan argue that the biggest obstacle to success is the absence of execution. They point out that without execution, breakthrough thinking on managing change breaks down, and they emphasize the fact that execution is a discipline to learn, not merely the tactical side of business.
 

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Disciplines like strategy, leadership development, and innovation are the sexier aspects of being at the helm of a successful business; actually getting things done never seems quite as glamorous. But as Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan demonstrate in Execution, the ultimate difference between a company and its competitor is, in fact, the ability to execute.

Execution is "the missing link between aspirations and results," and as such, making it happen is the business leader's most important job. While failure in today's business environment is often attributed to other causes, Bossidy and Charan argue that the biggest obstacle to success is the absence of execution. They point out that without execution, breakthrough thinking on managing change breaks down, and they emphasize the fact that execution is a discipline to learn, not merely the tactical side of business. Supporting this with stories of the "execution difference" being won (EDS) and lost (Xerox and Lucent), the authors describe the building blocks--leaders with the right behaviors, a culture that rewards execution, and a reliable system for having the right people in the right jobs--that need to be in place to manage the three core business processes of people, strategy, and operations. Both Bossidy, CEO of Honeywell International, Inc., and Charan, advisor to corporate executives and author of such books as What the CEO Wants You to Know and Boards That Work, present experience-tested insight into how the smooth linking of these three processes can differentiate one company from the rest. Developing the discipline of execution isn't made out to be simple, nor is this book a quick, easy read. Bossidy and Charan do, however, offer good advice on a neglected topic, making Execution a smart business leader's guide to enacting success rather than permitting demise. --S. Ketchum

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An acclaimed CEO and an advisor to senior executives and boards of directors have pooled their knowledge and experience into one guide, in which they describe the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization, and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism.… (more)

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