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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Unlocking Great Performance

Jack Covert has reviewed the new book Results: Keep What's Good, Fix What's Wrong and Unlock Great Performance , by Booz Allen Hamilton authors Gary L. Neilson and Bruce A. Pasternack.

Some key takeaways:

  • To discover your organization’s DNA, take the free quiz at
  • After establishing an understanding of the building blocks of DNA, Neilson and Pasternack define the seven types of DNA.
  • The types include: Passive-Aggressive, Fits-and-Starts, Outgrown, Overmanaged, Just-in-Time, Military Precision, and Resilient Organization.
  • The final type—the Resilient Organization—is the ultimate goal for any company.

BOTTOMLINE: Resilient: Flexible enough to adapt quickly to external market shifts, yet steadfastly focused on and aligned behind a coherent business strategy.

How can your organization get and remain "steadfastly focused on and aligned behind a coherent business strategy?"

Sounds like "strategy-driven execution" to me!?

Read Six Disciplines for Excellence.

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