EXECUTION --- THE DISCIPLINE OF GETTNG THINGS DONE by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Crown Business, 2002


INTRODUCTION --- a leadership method for creating success (p1-9)

    The "discipline of execution" = understanding HOW to link together people, strategy, and operations --- the THREE CORE PROCESSES of every business!

    Leading these "processes" is the REAL JOB of running a business, which is NOT formulating a "vision" and leaving the work of carrying it out to others!

    What is really required is being deeply and passionately engaged in leading robust dialogues about people, strategy and operations, which result in an organization based upon intellectual honesty and realism!

PART 1 --- WHY EXECUTION IS NEEDED (p11-54)

    1) The "gap" nobody knows! (p13-34)

    2) The execution difference (p35-54)

PART 2 --- THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF EXECUTION (p55-137)

    3) Building Block #1 --- the leader's seven essential behaviors!(p57-84)

    4) Building Block #2 --- creating the framework for cultural change (p85-109)

    5) Building Block #3 --- the job no leader should delegate --- having the right people in the right place (p109-137)

PART 3 --- THE THREE CORE PROCESSES OF EXECUTION (p139-264)

    6) The "people process" --- making the link with strategy and operations (p141-177)

    7) The "strategy process" --- making the link with people and operations (p178-206)

    8) How to conduct a "strategy review" (p207-225)

    9) The "operations process" --- making the link with strategy and people (p226-264)

CONCLUSION --- Letter to a new leader (p265-269)

INDEX (p271-276)

ABOUT THE AUTHORS (p277-278)


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