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Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

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The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job

Larry Bossidy is one of the world’s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together they’ve pooled their knowledge and experience into the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today.

After a long, stellar career with General Electric, Larry Bossidy transformed AlliedSignal into one of the world’s most admired companies and was named CEO of the year in 1998 by Chief Executive magazine. Accomplishments such as 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13 percent or more didn’t just happen; they resulted from the consistent practice of 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, not formulating a “vision” and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show 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.

The leader’s most important job—selecting and appraising people—is one that should never be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy personally makes the calls to check references for key hires. Why? With the right people in the right jobs, there’s a leadership gene pool that conceives and selects strategies that can be executed. People then work together to create a strategy building block by building block, a strategy in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition. Once the right people and strategy are in place, they are then linked to an operating process that results in the implementation of specific programs and actions and that assigns accountability. This kind of effective operating process goes way beyond the typical budget exercise that looks into a rearview mirror to set its goals. It puts reality behind the numbers and is where the rubber meets the road.

Putting an execution culture in place is hard, but losing it is easy. In July 2001 Larry Bossidy was asked by the board of directors of Honeywell International (it had merged with AlliedSignal) to return and get the company back on track. He’s been putting the ideas he writes about in Execution to work in real time.

Synopsis:

An updated edition of the best-selling reference features a new introduction on how to execute necessary business processes in light of today's challenging economic and financial environment. Cowritten by the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know.

About the Author

Larry Bossidy is chairman and former CEO of Honeywell International, a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader. Earlier in his career he was chairman and CEO of AlliedSignal, chief operating officer of General Electric Credit (now GE Capital Corporation), executive vice president and president of GE’s Services and Materials Sector, and vice chairman of GE.

Ram Charan is a highly sought advisor to CEOs and senior executives in companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500, including GE, DuPont, EDS, and Colgate-Palmolive. He is the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know and Boards That Work and the coauthor of Every Business Is a Growth Business. Dr. Charan has taught at both the Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Northwestern University.

Charles Burck is a writer and editor who collaborated with Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Earlier in his career he was an editor at Fortune magazine.

Table of Contents

I: Why execution is needed — The gap nobody knows — The execution difference — II: The building blocks of execution — Building block one : the leader's seven essential behaviors — Building block two : creating the framework for cultural change — Building block three : the job no leader should delegate : having the right people in the right place — III: The three core processes of execution — The people process : making the link with strategy and operations — The strategy process : making the link with people and operations — How to conduct a strategy review — The operations process : making the link with strategy and people.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307591463
Subtitle:
The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Publisher:
Crown Business
Author:
Bossidy, Larry
Author:
Charan, RAM
Author:
Burck, Charles
Author:
Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
Subject:
Business & Economics : Management - General
Subject:
Business & Economics : Organizational Behavior
Subject:
Business & Economics : Operations Research
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Performance
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Achievement motivation
Subject:
Organizational Behavior
Subject:
Operations Research
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Business-Human Resource Management
Subject:
Business management
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Subject:
Business Writing
Publication Date:
20020604
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
278

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