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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Commitment - The Essence of Execution

By examining the commitments people make to colleagues and customers, executives can figure out why work (execution) stalls -- and how to get it moving again.

The Harvard Business Review offers this free article "Promise-Based Management: The Essence of Execution."

Their premise?

  • Most of the vexing challenges leaders face—improperly executed strategy, lack of organizational agility, disengaged employees, and so on—stem from broken or poorly crafted commitments.

BOTTOMLINE: Commitments are a two-way street. Leadership needs to commit resources, tools, encouragement - and team members need to commit to executing the strategy.

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