Book Reviews

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

By: Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Larry Bossidy spent more than 30 years of his career in various executive positions at General Electric, working alongside Jack Welch.

He later became the CEO of Allied Signal and Honeywell. Dr. Charan has taught in the business schools of Harvard and Northwestern Universities.

Determining strategies and building the structures that support those strategies are not really the toughest elements of strategic change. The important work of execution of those strategies is where most change efforts stall or fail.

From the authors:

Execution is not just something that does or doesn’t get done. Execution is a specific set of behaviors and techniques that companies need to master in order to have competitive advantage. It is a discipline of its own.

This text is a wonderful guide for the any level leader who is struggling to move ideas to action.

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