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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Execution - The Discipline of Getting Things Done

A few years ago, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan published a book called "Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done."

Management guru Tom Peters offered this observation, having re-read the book recently:

"The extraordinary -- and accurate, as I see it -- hypothesis is that we inordinately pay attention to strategy, customers, innovation, and the like, but not the true discriminator between success and failure -- implementation!"

"Moreover, execution is the leader's Job #1, and execution is a "systematic and rigorous discipline" that can be learned and applied by one and all."

And this gem, as one of the comments: "We have a strategy. It's called getting things done."

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