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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Execution Advantage of Successful CEOs

CEO Refresher brings us this article by Dr. Jane Adler and Dr. Robert Karlsberg, leading experts in leadership development and the psychology of business, and founders of

Their key assertions:

  • Good leaders at every level recognize the importance of strategic planning and goal-setting to reaching new heights in performance.
  • But most of them have difficulty getting their plans to fully deliver on their promise.
  • Great change leaders, on the other hand, have the "execution advantage."
  • While their strategic plans might not be significantly better than anyone else's, they achieve great results because their organizations execute plans more effectively.
Some habits of leaders who have the execution advantage include:

  1. Providing an Inspiring Mission and Clear Direction
  2. Hiring the Best People
  3. Building a Strong Leadership Team
  4. Getting Out of the Way
  5. Communicating Regularly
  6. Rewarding and Recognizing the Right Performance

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