Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (Unabridged)
by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
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The audio that shows how to get the job done and deliver results...whether you're running an entire company or in your first management job. Larry Bossidy is one of the world's most acclaimed CEOs, with a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary adviser to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together they've pooled their knowledge and experience into one guide on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered. The discipline of execution means understanding how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business. Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a "vision" and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. The leader's most important job - selecting and appraising people - is one that should never be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy personally makes the calls to check references for key hires. Why? With the right people in the right jobs, there's a leadership gene pool that conceives and selects strategies that can be executed. People then work together to create a strategy building block by building block, a strategy in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition. Once the right people and strategy are in place, they are then linked to an operating process that results in the implementation of specific programs and actions and that assigns accountability. This kind of effective operating process goes way beyond the typical budget exercise that looks into a rearview mirror to set its goals. It puts reality behind the numbers and is where the rubber meets the road.
I am shocked that anyone would write a negative review about this book. This book is amazing. It has truly helped me as I have grown my company from start up to $35 million in sales in 5 years. Its all about getting people to execute and this book is unbelievable. I have read it twice and I have listened to the audio-book once and will do so over and over. If you are an aggressive CEO and want nothing but the best you have to read this book. The best advice I got from an elder (CEO of a billion dollar company), he saw a few books on my desk and he said I am going to send you a book when I get back to my office and I want you to drop what you are doing, lock yourself in a room and read this book…. Man was he right.
I own this book in paper,cd,and now on my ipod.I own four businesses and must keep them balanced.This book helps me focus and helps me not only get things done but do them right.
The Best Business Book I ever read!
The Best Business Book I ever read! All hard truth spelled out in black and white. If you don't believe in these concepts you might as well stop trying. Aplying these concepts is the only way to "Execute" true business operations!