Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done


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"Execution may very well be the best business book of the year, and one of the most useful to have come around in a long time. This smart and pithy book focuses on a simple though vexing challenge: How can the leaders of an organization exhort their people to deliver on the most important goals?....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 favor. Buy it." --The Boston Globe

"Making all of the moving parts of an organization function smoothly together is just plain hard work. By describing how he has done it, Mr. Bossidy has come up with a valuable and practical management guide that is must-reading for everyone who cares about business." --The New York Times

"If you want to be a CEO--or if you are a CEO and want to keep your job--read Execution and put its principles to work." --Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell Computer Corp.

"A how-to book for the can-do boss....If even half the corporations in America pondered their suggestions, the economy would be in much better shape. Moreover, Bossidy and Charan boast an impressive enough track record that anyone who wants to stay sharp at the helm will welcome their assistance." --BusinessWeek

"Sound, practical advice on how to make things happen." --Ralph S. Larsen, chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

"Here's the real deal.... This is no-nonsense stuff.... The leaders who sweat the small stuff, hire the right people, make the tough decisions and stick around to see that they're carried out are the real winners.... Forget the swarmy memoirs, cheesy parables, advice for idiots, and leadership secrets of despots and barbarians. Getting it done is, according to Bossidy and Charan, the only way to grow." --The Miami Herald

"Captures a lifetime of building winning formulas and puts them in a simple, practical context for executives at any level." --Ivan Seidenberg, president and CEO, Verizon

Title:Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Edition Language:English
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  • Al

    Execution: The discipline of Getting Things Done: Larry Bossidy and Ram CharanCentral Truths:1. Execution is a systematic process of rigorously discussing hows and whats, questioning, tenaciously foll...

  • JP

    What a completely over-rated book. I suspect this made the top 20 best-ever booklist that led me to it on the basis that the title sounds good, like something a knowledgeable business person should ad...

  • Dharwiyanti

    A bit lengthy written with two main messages:1. As a CEO or a leader at the top level management, it is wrong to only focus on the planning or big pictures. The 'modern' style of managing is to also m...

  • David Lau

    A former manager of mine once told me to read this book. That was back in 2007. It took me until now to read it, but now I understand why he had such high praise for the book. Execution in it's simple...

  • Paul Bard

    It's not worth reading, in my opinion, because it's full of jargon and puffery. Who knows if the wall of corporate verbiage has any meaning or not? Apparently many are convinced it does. I am not.As t...

  • CV Rick

    It's not you, it's me. Well . . . that's what I think at least. So many business books read like a rehash of a boring seminar and this is no exception. Every page could be a power point. Every line co...

  • The Angry Lawn Gnome

    A rambling mess that seemed to have never crossed an editor's desk, this book read as though it was literally spoken into a tape recorder, transcribed and then published. As to its subject matter: I c...

  • Robert Chapman

    I gave this 3 stars not because it was a bad book, but rather because I think other books better convey a similar but more concise message. Those books would be The Oz Principle and The 4 Disciplines ...

  • Tim Andersen

    There were some good things to think about as far as open and honest feedback from reviews and assessment. There were also some good points on when to take coaching opportunities. Most of the book was...

  • Thomas Andersen

    I might have missed the point of this book, but what I came away with was:- This is a book based in a different time and while execution is as fundamental to business success the "incarnation" in this...