Leaders who create execution cultures focus on five key items: specific priorities for their businesses; assigning the right projects to the most competent people; setting milestones with regular reviews; measuring performances; and linking everything from priorities to external information.
Larry Bossidy is one of the world's most acclaimed CEOs, with a track record for delivering results that has few peers. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others not. The result is the book people in business need today. One with a highly practical framework for closing the gap between results promised and results delivered. After a long, stellar career with GE, Larry Bossidy became CEO of Allied Signal and transformed it into one of the world's most admired companies. Accomplishments like 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13% or more don't just happen. They result from consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link the three core processes of any business together: people, strategy and operations.
Praise for Execution: 'A great practitioner and an insightful theorist join forces to write a compelling business story of how to get it done ' Jack Welch Jack Welch
Larry Bossidy is chairman and chief executive officer of Honeywell International, a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader. Earlier in his career he was 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, Universal Studios and Verizon. Dr. Charan has taught at both Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Charles Burck is a freelance writer and editor. Earlier in his career he was an editor at Fortune magazine.
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A highly structured and proven methodology for running a business in the current environment. Charan and Bossidy's insight into the modern company offers a clear system for CEO's and Managers to build internal execution cultures by selecting the right people for the right projects, robust review processes, performance measurement and reward linking. Couldn't recommend this book enough.