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  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781847940681
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $39.99
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Execution

The Discipline of Getting Things Done


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One of the most influential and successful business books of our time, fully updated to address our current financial crisis.

When Execution was first published in 2002, it changed the way we did our jobs. By analysing the discipline of execution, it helped thousands of business people to make the final leap to success by focusing on actually getting things done. In 2011, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan reframe their empowering message for a world in which the old rules have been shattered, where radical change is becoming routine, the ability to execute is more important than ever before, and for the foreseeable future:

Growth will be slower. But the company that executes well will have the confidence, speed and resources to move fast as new opportunities emerge.

Competition will be fiercer, with companies searching for any possible advantage in every area.

Governments will take on new roles in their national economies. And companies that execute well will be more attractive as partners and suppliers and better prepared to adapt to new waves of regulation.

Risk management will become a top priority for every leader. And every company will be looking for the edge in detecting new internal and external threats.

Forget formulating a 'vision' then leaving others to carry it out - Execution shows you how to link together people, strategy and operations, the three core elements of every organisation, so that you can create a business based on dialogue, intellectual honesty and realism. With case histories from the real world - including recent examples such as the diverging paths taken by Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan Chase and Charles Prince at Citigroup - Execution provides the realistic and hard-nosed approach to business success that could only come from authors as accomplished and insightful as Bossidy and Charan.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781847940681
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Authors

Ram Charan

Ram Charan is a highly acclaimed business advisor, speaker and author, famous for his practical real-world perspective on current business issues. He has worked with the CEOs of some of the world’s most successful companies in areas such as business strategy, execution, leadership and corporate governance. He is also an award-winning teacher, formerly at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, Wharton and GE’s famous training centre at Crotonville, New York. He is the author or co-author of twenty-four books, including four bestsellers, and is a frequent contributor to Fortune magazine and the Harvard Business Review. He was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA with distinction, as well as his DBA.

Larry Bossidy

Larry Bossidy, former Chairman and CEO of Honeywell International, has become a media and lecture circuit mainstay.

Charles Burck

Larry Bossidy is the retired chairman and CEO of Honeywell International and has served on the boards of GE, Merck, and JPMorgan Chase. He is coauthor, with Ram Charan, of Confronting Reality.

Ram Charan is an award-winning teacher and highly sought-after advisor to CEOs and senior executives, as well as a director of Tyco Electronics, Austin Industries, and Emaar MGF. He is a distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know, Know-How, Owning Up, and The Talent Masters.


Praise for Execution

“A how-to book for the can-do boss.”

BusinessWeek

“It's rare to find a book like this that blends smart practice with intelligent articulation of how to get things done. Do yourself a favour. Buy it.”

Boston Globe


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