Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy

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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
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ISBN : 0609610570
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 278 pages


Al rated it ★★★★★

February 21, 2012

Execution: The discipline of Getting Things Done: Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan Central Truths: 1. Execution is a systematic process of rigorously discussing hows and whats, questioning, tenaciously following through, and ensuring accountability. 2. No company can deliver on its commitments or adapt...

JP rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 18, 2013

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 advocate. Bossidy has earned the right to write on this topic, but the story lacks any sense of ins...

Dharwiyanti rated it ★★★☆☆

May 16, 2011

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 make sure how to get the things done. Do not blame the staffs if execution goes wrong. 2. To do poi...

David rated it ★★★☆☆

October 20, 2010

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 simplest sense is to: get things done. Period. But it's more complex than those 3 words might suggest....

CV rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 31, 2014

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 could be a bullet point. Everything is crafted for presentation with very little background, substa...

Sergey rated it ★★★★★

August 19, 2017

Начинал читать в ожидание, что найду в книге инструменты, решения, шаблоны для поднятия исполнительной функции в компании и достижение. Книга больше по стратегическому планированию и исполнению стратегии. Никаких фреймов нет, но по стратегии, созданию стратегии, обсуждению, это по-моему одна из л...

Robert rated it ★★★☆☆

November 23, 2012

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 of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals . The idea that many people intellectualize, p...

Patrick rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 05, 2011

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 cannot think of one bromide the "authors" managed to leave out, particularly of the tautological s...

TarasProkopyuk rated it ★★★★☆

May 10, 2015

"Исполнение. Система достижения целей" очень хорошая, основательная и тщательно проработанная книга в которой приведено множество принципов, моделей и способов управления персоналом с целью незамедлительной, а главное качественной реализации бизнес-панов а также целей предприятий. Авторы не просто...

Paul rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 27, 2014

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 to the puffery, the book makes out plain prudence to be some great new discovery. This is not even...

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