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  • Top 11 Recommended Books

    Excellence in Execution - HOW to Implement Your Strategy
    Robin Speculand (2017)

    Speculan's 5th book on stratgey implementation. A shift to HOW to execute.

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  • Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap
    Paul Leinwand (2016)

    How to close the gap between strategy and execution

    Two-thirds of executives say their organizations don’t have the capabilities to support their strategy. In Strategy That Works, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why. They identify conventional business practices that unintentionally create a gap between strategy and execution. And they show how some of the best companies in the world consistently leap ahead of their competitors. Based on new research, the authors reveal five practices for connecting strategy and execution used by highly successful enterprises such as IKEA, Natura, Danaher, Haier, and Lego.

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  • Leading Strategy Execution
    Richard McKnight, Tom Kaney and Shannon Breuer (2010)

    Far more than half of the strategic plans created every year fail to deliver the results expected from them. This book will tell you how to beat those odds whether your plan is modest or sweeping in scope. The Holy Grail of strategy execution is getting everyone in the organization to understand, feel enthusiastic about, and take action in alignment with the company's strategy. Most leaders know that when people comprehend the big picture, they make better decisions concerning their own piece of the action. This book will tell you how to accomplish all of this. It will be useful to anyone who has responsibility for turning an organizational vision into a reality, whether as the head of a large, complex corporation or as a manager at the middle-level. Drawing on examples of strategy execution efforts that aligned senior teams, fully engaged employees, and matched organizational capabilities to strategy, this book provides down-to-earth guidance in how to do the work of strategy execution.

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    Implementation: How to Transform Strategic Initiatives into Blockbuster Results
    Sam Bodley-Scott and Alan Brache (2005)

    The thought leaders at Kepner-Tregoe reveal the seven essential skills to help you effectively put strategic goals into action

    If you see a gap in their organization's ability to translate vision into practice, Implementation is written for you--a guide to action-oriented management that directly reflects your corporate vision. Management experts Alan Brache and Sam Bodley-Scott draw from their decades of experience, giving you the tools to bring organizational strategy to life in day-to-day operations. Using the exclusive Kepner-Tregoe methodology, explain each of the seven essential skills of strategy implementation, providing the tactics and diagnostics needed for success.

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  • Breaking the Code of Change
    Michael Beer, Nitin Nohria, O of Change By Michael Beer and Nitin Nohria (2000)

    Organizational change may well be the most oft-repeated and widely embraced term in all of corporate America-but it is also the least understood. The proof is in the numbers: nearly two-thirds of all change efforts fail, and they carry with them huge human and economic tolls. Lacking any overarching paradigm for change, executives of large, underperforming organizations have been left with little guidance in how to choose the strategies that will lead them to sustained success. In "Breaking the Code of Change", editors Michael Beer and Nitin Nohria provide a crucial starting point on the journey toward unlocking our understanding of organizational change. The book is based on a dynamic debate attended by the leading lights in the field-including scholars, consultants, and CEOs who have led successful transformations-and presents a series of articles, written by these experts, that collectively address the question: how can change be managed effectively?

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    Bricks to Bridges - Make Your Strategy Come Alive
    Robin Speculand (2005)

    This best-selling book on strategy implementation has sold over 10,000 worldwide.

    Most strategy implementation efforts don’t work out; they fade along the way or simply fail to deliver expected results. Just like an individual who plans to go on diet or intends to exercise, it’s not the plan that makes the difference; it is implementing your plan that delivers effective results.

    Organizations have the same problem – and need a powerful solution. This book shows you how to make your strategy come alive.

    Find out more in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UELgn4-Gyc

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    The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage
    Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton (2008)

    In a world of stiffening competition, business strategy is more crucial than ever. Yet most organizations struggle in this area--not with formulating strategy but with executing it, or putting their strategy into action. Owing to execution failures, companies realize just a fraction of the financial performance promised in their strategic plans.

    It doesn't have to be that way, maintain Robert Kaplan and David Norton in The Execution Premium. Building on their breakthrough works on strategy-focused organizations, the authors describe a multistage system that enables you to gain measurable benefits from your carefully formulated business strategy. This book will show you how.

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  • The Strategy Execution Barometer
    Koen Schreurs and Jeroen De Flander (2010)

    The Strategy Execution Barometer - Research Report 2009/2010 is the leading resource worldwide for practical, fact-based Strategy Execution market data. It provides the reader with up-to-date information to evaluate the execution capabilities of your organisation.

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  • Managing Strategy Implementation
    Patrick C. Flood, Tony Dromgoole, Stephen Carroll and Liam Gorman (2000)

    Strategy according to Percy Barnevik, Chairman of ABB is 10 per cent vision and 90 per cent execution. Yet standard textbooks of strategic management are decidedly light in terms of their treatment of the organisational issues which frequently derail change initiatives. This text on the implementation of strategy redresses the balance.

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  • Smarter Execution: Seven steps to getting results
    Xavier Gilbert, Bettina Büchel and Rhoda Davidson (2008)

    Two strategic initiatives out of three fail. They are actually a huge challenge for "more-of-the-same, better-and-better", companies. Indeed, their cross-organization scope violates all principles of silo efficiency. Strategic initiatives are precisely not "more of the same." Smarter Execution identifies seven key steps that managers need to get to grips with if they are to reap the full benefits of their strategic initiatives: - Focus first - less is more - Pick the best possible team - don't compromise - Set the course - learn to navigate to a destination that is not yet fully defined - Set up to win - there is no "commitment switch": it starts with you - Think it through - rehearse mentally each next step, leaving no stone unturned - Get all aboard - it's about getting people to change the way they work - Follow through - to learn on the go The authors, Xavier Gilbert, Bettina Büchel, and Rhoda Davidson, have been working with several hundred executives to help them execute their strategic initiatives. Time and again, they have seen how these seemingly common-sense insights were actually unexpectedly difficult to apply in most "efficient" organizations

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  • Cobra SM: The X Factor In Strategy Execution
    Patrick D. Curran (2009)

    COBRA stands for Crossing Organisation Boundaries Reinforcing Alignments. In this book, the term "boundary" means membrane like the kind that surrounds a living cell. In business, a healthy boundary provides internal integrity while facilitating the flow of information, expertise and energy. A disruptive boundary impedes the flow. 

    Alignment cannot occur in an organisation segmented by disruptive boundaries. Execution suffers and strategy fails. 

    This book covers concepts and tools based on over 20 years of experience with US and multi-national clients.

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  • Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma
    Gerhard Plenert and Tom Cluley (2012)

    Many organizations develop strategic plans that gather dust on bookshelves. Many other organizations employ Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to eliminate waste and reduce process variation only to find they are not moving the big bars that measure success for the organization. Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma: A Framework for Creating High Performance Organizations details a framework for leveraging an organization’s Lean Six Sigma capability in a manner that drives their strategic plans to execution by linking their strategy deployment into the fabric of their day-to-day operations.

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  • Executing Strategy (Pocket Mentor)
    Harvard Business Review (2009)

    Every day on the job, you face common challenges. And you need immediate solutions to those challenges. The Pocket Mentor Series can help. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real-life examples to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills. Whether you're at your desk, in a meeting, or on the road, these portable, concise guides enable you to tackle the daily demands of your work with speed, savvy, and effectiveness.

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  • Other Recommended Books

    The Strategy Execution Barometer
    Koen Schreurs and Jeroen De Flander (2010)

    The Strategy Execution Barometer - Research Report 2009/2010 is the leading resource worldwide for practical, fact-based Strategy Execution market data. It provides the reader with up-to-date information to evaluate the execution capabilities of your organisation.

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  • Strategy and Business Process Management
    Carl F. Lehmann (2012)

    This book prepares readers to master an IT and managerial discipline quickly gaining momentum in organizations of all sizes – Business Process Management (BPM). It describes how BPM treats processes as a portfolio of strategic assets that create and deliver customer and shareholder value and adapt, when necessary, enabling competitive advantage through consistent performance.

    Strategy and Business Process Management: Techniques for Improving Execution, Adaptability, and Consistency defines the planning framework and managerial mindset necessary to craft and drive highly effective business process improvement projects and continuous improvement programs. Readers will learn specific techniques used by industry leaders to formulate and execute business strategy that adapts organizational behavior, business processes, and information technology as a dynamic system designed to assure consistent performance and achievement, even when challenged with unexpected changes or opportunities.

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  • How Cohesive is your Company?
    Ravi Gopaldas Kathuria (2010)

    A Leadership Parable - Top-notch business performance is impossible until you cohesively align mission, vision, goals, strategy, execution & culture

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  • Implementing Your Strategic Plan: How to Turn “Intent” Into Effective Action for Sustainable Change
    C. Davis Fogg (2006)

    Implementing Your Strategic plan is a practical, process-oriented book on how to implement strategic plans. It is based on extensive interviews with CEOs and the authors extensive experience ,and it contains dozens of illustrations of "real" plans and processes. The book examines the 18 keys to success in implementing strategy including: accountability systems; turning strategic priorities into action; departmental planning; accountability; organization structure;people changes; creative leadership and mental toughness; removing resistance;using teams; defining the future culture; allocation of resources; aligning the organization's work from top to bottom; empowering execution; selecting, training and developing for the future; fixing broken core processes; communication; reviewing performance; rewarding strategic results. "Implementing Your Strategic Plan" addresses the strategic change process and has an extensive section of comments by CEOs about their personal experience with implementing strategy. It is a practical book, presenting real examples, that will guide the reader through implementing strategy.

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  • Flawless Execution Field Manual
    James D. Murphy and William M. Duke (2009)

    Take a lesson in business leadership from a fighter pilot and learn how America's military fighter pilots and senior leaders achieve strategic and tactical alignment, teamwork, continuously improve, adapt, and collaborate to win in rapidly changing and often hostile environments. Now, go step-by-step through the Flawless Execution Model with the Flawless Execution Field Manual. Included are exercises, examples, templates, checklists and new expanded discussions of some of the principles covered in James D. Murphy's 2005 release, Flawless Execution.

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  • Hyperformance: Using Competitive Intelligence for Better Strategy and Execution
    T. J. Waters (2010)

    In this groundbreaking book, T.J. Waters has turned his experience collecting and analyzing competitive intelligence for the CIA into effective strategies for businesses wanting to stay on the leading edge of their industries. The book describes a practical process from planning (identifying competitive threats and determining the resources needed to counter them) through implementation (creating an organizational strategy) to execution (collecting key information and turning it into bottom-line results). The book is filled with illustrative examples of companies from start-ups to multi-nationals that have used similar strategies successfully.

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  • From Strategy to Execution: Turning Accelerated Global Change into Opportunity
    Daniel Pantaleo and Nirmal Pal (2010)

    This insightful book presents new and innovative business models that are increasingly becoming a key to business success in a rapidly changing world. It details new and appropriate analytics, frameworks, insights, and forecasts for strategy and execution. At the intersection of disruptive and accelerated change, business leaders around the world are trying to embrace change and incorporate innovative business models in the basics of their businesses. Increasing emphasis is being placed on rethinking how customer value is developed and delivered, rethinking the profit formula and the financial model, and making corresponding changes to the core resources.

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  • Sun Tzu For Execution: How to Use the Art of War to Get Results
    Steven Michaelson (2007)

    While most other titles on Sun Tzu emphasize the strategic or philosophical nature of Sun Tzu's writings, this guide will show readers how to implement The Art of War tactically and operationally. It promotes savvy strategic principles from Sun Tzu such as: share rewards, coordinate resources, and choose your timing. "Sun Tzu for Execution" enables readers to achieve results and improve their bottom line. Filled with insight commentary and examples from companies that are best in class at execution, "Sun Tzu for Execution" makes strategy actionable.

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  • Leading Through Leaders: Driving Strategy, Execution and Change
    Jeremy Tozer (2012)

    Leading Through Leaders: Driving Strategy, Execution and Change will help you improve your business results by overcoming the challenges of uncertainty, complexity, imperfect decision-making and communication, and staff disengagement. Whilst focused on building collective leadership as a strategic capability, the author provides the means for effective individual leadership: a coherent framework of principles, process and behaviour to create the conditions for success, and the systemic and dynamic integration and alignment of leaders and engaged teams at all levels.

    Based on the author's 27 years of leadership and consulting experience, and illustrated with case studies and learning from clients such as Cisco, Best Western, ABN AMRO, Pfizer and the NHS, this book provides unique insights into 'effective leadership' in some of the world's best known enterprises.

    Leading Through Leaders presents an integrated suite of proven and durable principles and tools, and the leadership psychology, that may be adapted and used by any leader. It provides businesses with the intellectual firepower to rise above the fog and clutter of operational issues and focus on strategic priorities, with the confidence that junior leaders and their teams are fully engaged and aligned at the tactical level.

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  • Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution
    Jocelyn Davis, Henry M. Frechette and Edwin H. Boswell (2010)

    Only 30 percent of strategic initiatives are successfully executed. Of those that are, most CEOs view the process as too slow. What’s going on? And how can you accelerate execution in your company?

    In Strategic Speed, the authors provide the answers. Start by understanding the barriers to execution: Employees don’t grasp where an initiative is going. They don’t adopt new behaviors. They’re not committed to working together to achieve results.

    Most leaders try to speed things up by changing processes or installing new technologies. But better processes and systems won’t remove the barriers. Instead, you need to unleash three people factors—clarity (understanding the goal), unity (collaborating across work groups), and agility (adapting quickly).

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  • Strategy Planning & Execution From A To Z: 100’s OF COMMON WEAKNESSES & TIPS
    Rachad Baroudi PhD (2011)

    The purpose of this book is to identify the critical factors that lead to successful strategic planning implementation. It highlights the reasons why some organizations effectively implement their strategic plan while many others fail to do so.

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  • Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide to Strategy Formulation and Execution
    B. Keith Simerson (2011)

    When it comes to strategic planning, B. Keith Simerson knows from experience what works and what doesn't. Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide to Strategy Formulation and Execution weaves that knowledge into a roadmap for anyone charged with creating a strategic plan, evaluating a strategic planning process, or executing resulting strategies in an effective and efficient way. Not a one-size-fits-all solution, the book offers a menu of information and options based on a broad view of strategic planning and offers correspondingly broad applicability.

    The guide focuses on two major aspects of the planning process: the multitude of factors contributing to an effective strategic planning framework and the multitude of drivers and enablers of successful execution. Armed with concrete information, readers will learn to create and execute a business strategy, a personal strategic action plan, or strategies for any kind of for-profit or nonprofit organization. Specific methodologies, tools, and techniques will guide readers to successful strategy formation—and execution.

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  • Implementation: How to Transform Strategic Initiatives into Blockbuster Results
    Sam Bodley-Scott and Alan Brache (2005)

    The thought leaders at Kepner-Tregoe reveal the seven essential skills to help you effectively put strategic goals into action

    If you see a gap in their organization's ability to translate vision into practice, Implementation is written for you--a guide to action-oriented management that directly reflects your corporate vision. Management experts Alan Brache and Sam Bodley-Scott draw from their decades of experience, giving you the tools to bring organizational strategy to life in day-to-day operations. Using the exclusive Kepner-Tregoe methodology, explain each of the seven essential skills of strategy implementation, providing the tactics and diagnostics needed for success.

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  • Six Disciplines for Excellence: Building Small Businesses That Learn, Lead and Last
    Gary Harpst (2007)

    Demonstrates to senior executives ways in which they can successfully enthuse their employees so that they willingly implement essential company strategies. This title explains how to ensure that the middle managers are focused on the execution of crucial company strategies, so that they become ambassadors of change.

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  • Leading Strategy Execution: How to Engage Employees and Implement Your Strategies
    Suresh Mistry, Christine Antunes, Christophe Korda and Philippe Korda (2010)

    Demonstrates to senior executives ways in which they can successfully enthuse their employees so that they willingly implement essential company strategies. This title explains how to ensure that the middle managers are focused on the execution of crucial company strategies, so that they become ambassadors of change.

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  • Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
    W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne (2005)

    Written by the business world's new gurus, Blue Ocean Strategy continues to challenge everything you thought you knew about competing in today's crowded market place. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves spanning more than a hundred years and thirty industries, authors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne argue that lasting success comes from creating 'blue oceans': untapped new market spaces ripe from growth. And the business world has caught on - companies around the world are skipping the bloody red oceans of rivals and creating their very own blue oceans. With over one million copies sold world wide, Blue Ocean Strategy is quickly reaching "must read" status among smart business readers. Have you caught the wave?

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  • Get It Done!: A Blueprint for Business Execution
    Ralph Welborn and Vince Kasten (2005)

    "This book is extremely useful to anyone who has to get things done-management and line people, technologists and project managers, and yes, executives and other corporate staff. Simply put, read this book!" --Trevor Davis, Chief Implementation Officer, UISL, a Business Process Utility

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  • Closing the Execution Gap: How Great Leaders and Their Companies Get Results
    Richard Lepsinger (2010)

    Why can some companies get things done day-to-day and deliver consistent results? Based on an extensive research from more than 400 companies, this book outlines five baseline factors critical for effective execution and five factors that differentiate companies that are most effective at executing plans and initiatives. It also explores the seven specific things leaders at all levels can do to close the execution gap in their company or team and help people get things done day-to-day. This is an essential guide for consistently executing effective plans and initiatives.

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  • Strategy Activation: How To Turn Your Vision into Marketplace Success
    Scott Glatstein (2008)

    Wouldn't it be great if each new strategy you created for your company actually worked in the real world and brought you the results you envisioned? Unfortunately, research shows that the odds are stacked against you. Ninety percent of all business strategies fail. But there's a way to beat the odds, according to Scott Glatstein in his new eye-opening book. He says the issue most people blame when a strategy fails-the strategy itself- isn't usually the problem. Instead, the real culprit is poor execution resulting from a misalignment between a strategy's intentions and its actual implementation in the marketplace with customers. And whether your company is a small local business or a gigantic multinational corporation, Glatstein, a pioneering business consultant in the emerging field of strategic implementation, shows you how to tackle the elements of strategy activation that most companies ignore. Using a holistic approach based on 25 years of research and hands on experience, Glatstein will help you achieve the ultimate goals of any strategy: increased sales and a better bottom line.

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  • Business Strategy Implementation and Strategic Management Demystified
    Jeroen De Flander (2010)

    In short, this book will help you get the execution job done. But don't expect complex theories or fancy words. Strategy Execution Heroes gets right to the point and won't waste your time. It will:

    1. Boost your learning with 300+ practical tips revealed by senior executives from BT, Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin, eBay and many others
    2. Inspire your thinking with useful insights from top experts such as Sir John Whitmore and Dr Peter Scott-Morgan
    3. Put your action plan on the right track with 39 valuable downloads with supporting material


    Whether you are a future manager preparing for the challenge, a field manager or an experienced senior executive, get ready to boost your execution skills. Become a Strategy Execution hero and turn your great strategy into great performance.

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  • Strategy as Practice: An Activity Based Approach (SAGE Strategy series)
    Paula Jarzabkowski (2005)

    Strategy as Practice heralds a defining moment in how strategic management is understood. Paula Jarzabkowski's book leads the way in setting out the meaning and implications of this new field. This book is the first of its kind to help readers bridge the gap between what managers actually do and organizational strategies. It provides an activity-based framework for studying strategy as practice, with empirical evidence to illustrate the dynamics of this framework in real terms. 

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  • Execution Plain and Simple: Twelve Steps to Achieving Any Goal on Time and On Budget
    Robert Neiman and Robert Neiman (2004)

    A practical job aid for any manager who needs to get an organization to execute better, Execution Plain and Simple provides a proven 12-step plan to get results, overcome delays, and achieve tough goals faster. This short book will help you generate momentum toward critical goals and achieve performance breakthroughs--no matter what the goal or project.

    • Reveals how to execute a goal on time and on budget
    • Shows how to cut through off-target diversions, flagging enthusiasm, and active resistance
    • Explains how to cultivate change and support growth
    • Features case examples from clients, including General Electric, Motorola, and many others
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  • Confronting Reality
    Larry Bossidy (2004)

     Confronting Reality will change the way you think about and run your business. It is the first book that shows how to connect the big picture of the new era of business with the nitty-gritty of what to do about it. Through a completely new way to understand and use the business model as the primary tool for confronting reality—a breakthrough that will become the management innovation of this decade—you’ll know sooner rather than later whether your fundamental business premise is under assault, where your best opportunities lie, what you should change and what you should leave alone, and how to realistically plan the future of your business.

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  • Six Disciplines® Execution Revolution
    Gary Harpst (2008)

    With all of the pressures successful business leaders have today, none is more urgent or challenging than learning the ability to execute strategy.
    While larger businesses have the luxury of budgets and resources to meet this challenge, it's the small and midsized businesses that now have a tremendous opportunity to level the playing field, leapfrog the expensive, outdated approaches of the past, and attack the challenge of execution in a revolutionary way. The key insights are:

    • Excellence is the enduring pursuit of balanced strategy and execution
    • Planning and executing, while at the same time dealing with the inevitable surprises, is the biggest challenge in business
    • Overcoming this challenge is what we mean by solving the one problem that makes all others easier
    • Failing to solve the problem destines your organization to a reactive, fire-fighting future.
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  • Successful Strategy Execution: How to Keep Your Business Goals on Target (The Economist)
    Michel Syrett (2007)

    Companies rarely track their performance against long-term plans, and results often fail to meet projections. When companies do track performance, it seldom matches the prior year’s projection, and a great deal of value is lost in translation. 

    This new title in The Economist series shows how businesses can overcome such failings and implement strategy effectively, using facts and anecdotal evidence from the real experiences of firms.

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  • Executing Strategy for Business Results (Results-Driven Manager)
    Harvard Business School Press (2007)

    To survive and thrive under today's competitive conditions, companies must constantly formulate effective strategies - and they must execute those strategies flawlessly. Thankfully, mastering the skills needed to define and carry out strategy is possible. And this volume will help you. Learn about the common pitfalls of strategy creation as well as the tools to successfully surmount the challenges.

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  • Beyond Strategy: The Leader’s Role in Successful Implementation
    Robin Speculand (0)

    Due to the staggering failure of leaders to deliver on the strategy promises, implementation has become an integral part of strategy discussions, in the last few years. In Beyond Strategy, Robin shifts his focus from why strategy implementation is important, which was the focus of his international best-seller Bricks to Bridges, to what leaders must now do differently. Something needs to change and it starts with the leaders.

    Implementation of strategy can‘t simply be delegated. In this book, he provides the model, structure, and specific actions leaders must take to go beyond strategy and deliver on their promises. The book is based on the latest thinking and divided into the areas of the Implementation Compass™, a tool for implementing strategy that identifies the eight global best practices of implementation. Each chapter ends with the actions leaders must take. It is succinct, action orientated, and packed with useful tips and case studies.

    The book is a breakthrough in understanding a leader’s responsibilities in strategy implementation.

    Link to promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YQ2vLgJsos

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  • Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution
    Robert Simons (2010)

    To stay ahead of the pack, you must translate your organization's competitive strategy into day-to-day actions that will enable your company to win in the marketplace. This means channelling resources into the right efforts, striking a balance between innovation and control, and getting everyone pulling in the same direction.

    How to accomplish all this? Continually ask the right questions, advises Harvard Business School professor Robert Simons. By posing these provocative questions, you identify critical gaps in your strategy execution processes, focus on the most important choices you must make, and understand what's at stake in each one.

    In this concise guide, Simons presents the seven key questions you and your team must regularly explore together.

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  • Breaking the Code of Change
    Michael Beer, Nitin Nohria, O of Change By Michael Beer and Nitin Nohria (2000)

    Organizational change may well be the most oft-repeated and widely embraced term in all of corporate America-but it is also the least understood. The proof is in the numbers: nearly two-thirds of all change efforts fail, and they carry with them huge human and economic tolls. Lacking any overarching paradigm for change, executives of large, underperforming organizations have been left with little guidance in how to choose the strategies that will lead them to sustained success. In "Breaking the Code of Change", editors Michael Beer and Nitin Nohria provide a crucial starting point on the journey toward unlocking our understanding of organizational change. The book is based on a dynamic debate attended by the leading lights in the field-including scholars, consultants, and CEOs who have led successful transformations-and presents a series of articles, written by these experts, that collectively address the question: how can change be managed effectively?

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  • Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution and Change
    Lawrence G. Hrebiniak (2005)

    Without effective execution, no business strategy can succeed. Unfortunately, most managers know far more about developing strategy than about executing it -- and overcoming the difficult political and organizational obstacles that stand in their way. In this book, leading consultant and Wharton professor Lawrence Hrebiniak offers the first comprehensive, disciplined process model for making strategy work in the real world. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience, Hrebiniak shows why execution is even more important than many senior executives realize, and sheds powerful new light on why businesses fail to deliver on even their most promising strategies. Next, he offers a systematic roadmap for execution that encompasses every key success factor: organizational structure, coordination, information sharing, incentives, controls, change management, culture, and the role of power and influence in your business. Making Strategy Work concludes with a start-to-finish case study showing how to use Hrebeniak's ideas to address one of today's most difficult business execution challenges: ensuring the success of a merger or acquisition.

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  • Executing Your Strategy: How to Break It Down and Get It Done
    Mark Morgan, Raymond E. Levitt and William A. Malek (2008)

    Why do businesses consistently fail to execute their competitive strategies? Because leaders don't identify and invest in the full range of projects and programs required to align the organization with its strategy. Moreover, even when strategy makers do break their plans down into doable chunks, they seldom work with project leaders to prioritize strategic investments and assure that needed resources are applied in priority order. And they often neglect to revise the strategic portfolio to fit the demands of a dynamic environment, or to stay connected to strategic projects through completion, as new products, services, skills and capabilities are transferred into operations.

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  • The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage
    Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton (2008)

    In a world of stiffening competition, business strategy is more crucial than ever. Yet most organizations struggle in this area--not with formulating strategy but with executing it, or putting their strategy into action. Owing to execution failures, companies realize just a fraction of the financial performance promised in their strategic plans.

    It doesn't have to be that way, maintain Robert Kaplan and David Norton in The Execution Premium. Building on their breakthrough works on strategy-focused organizations, the authors describe a multistage system that enables you to gain measurable benefits from your carefully formulated business strategy. This book will show you how.

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  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
    Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burck (2002)

    The book 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, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor 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 the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today.

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  • Strategy Execution: Translating Strategy into Action in Complex Organizations
    Andrew MacLennan (2010)

    Strategy execution is one of the most important and exciting topics in management. Implementing strategy in today's complex organizations is an enormous challenge but one that all leaders must tackle. This lively book is an essential guide to strategy execution for practicing managers and those in advanced management education. It combines the rigour of advanced research with the accessibility of practical experience and application to lead readers through the subject.

    Drawing together existing knowledge and reporting findings from his own research, Andrew MacLennan brings this often neglected topic sharply into focus. After introducing and defining strategy execution, the book presents a series of systematic frameworks to help managers and leaders:

    • identify common strategy execution barriers and diagnose performance problems in particular situations
    • translate conceptual strategies into concrete activities
    • align emergent activities and projects with strategic objectives
    • support critical activities by aligning organizational designs and systems

    Strategy Execution is an insightful, engaging and practical book. The models are supplemented throughout with real world examples, summaries of key issues and signposts to further readings. It is a comprehensive, easy to use book offering students and practitioners a systematic approach to strategy implementation.

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  • Leading Strategy Execution
    Richard McKnight, Tom Kaney and Shannon Breuer (2010)

    Far more than half of the strategic plans created every year fail to deliver the results expected from them. This book will tell you how to beat those odds whether your plan is modest or sweeping in scope. The Holy Grail of strategy execution is getting everyone in the organization to understand, feel enthusiastic about, and take action in alignment with the company's strategy. Most leaders know that when people comprehend the big picture, they make better decisions concerning their own piece of the action. This book will tell you how to accomplish all of this. It will be useful to anyone who has responsibility for turning an organizational vision into a reality, whether as the head of a large, complex corporation or as a manager at the middle-level. Drawing on examples of strategy execution efforts that aligned senior teams, fully engaged employees, and matched organizational capabilities to strategy, this book provides down-to-earth guidance in how to do the work of strategy execution.

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  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
    Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling (2012)

    Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die in your organization? Did it go down with a loud crash? Or was it slowly and quietly suffocated by other competing priorities?

    By the time it finally disappeared, it’s likely no one even noticed.

    What happened? The “whirlwind” of urgent activity required to keep things running day-to-day devoured all the time and energy you needed to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow! The 4 Disciplines of Execution can change all that forever.

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  • Bricks to Bridges - Make Your Strategy Come Alive
    Robin Speculand (2005)

    This best-selling book on strategy implementation has sold over 10,000 worldwide.

    Most strategy implementation efforts don’t work out; they fade along the way or simply fail to deliver expected results. Just like an individual who plans to go on diet or intends to exercise, it’s not the plan that makes the difference; it is implementing your plan that delivers effective results.

    Organizations have the same problem – and need a powerful solution. This book shows you how to make your strategy come alive.

    Find out more in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UELgn4-Gyc

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