Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

  • 8h 14m 12s
  • Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan
  • The Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • 2002

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.

In this Audiobook

  • 1: The Gap Nobody Knows
  • 2: The Execution Difference
  • 3: Building Block One: The Leader's Seven Essential Behaviors
  • 4: Building Block Two: Creating the Framework for Cultural Change
  • 5: Building Block Three: The Job No Leader Should Delegate—Having the Right People in the Right Place
  • 6: The People Process: Making the Link with Strategy and Operations
  • 7: The Strategy Process: Making the Link with People and Operations
  • 8: How to Conduct a Strategy Review
  • 9: The Operations Process: Making the Link with Strategy and People


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