Leading a Culture of Execution

  • 8 Courses | 3h 22m 58s
  • 20 Books | 22h 50m
  • 5 Audiobooks | 14h 38m 49s
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Vision, goals, and strategies mean little if not successfully executed. Learn how to develop an execution culture.

COURSES INCLUDED

Welcome to the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Whether you are an aspiring, new, or experienced leader who leads people or projects, we've designed this curriculum to meet you where you are in your own leadership journey.
1 video | 4m available Badge
Leading for Results
By taking this course, supervisors and managers will gain valuable insights and practical strategies to drive results and develop a culture that produces tangible outcomes. If you are seeking to enhance your leadership abilities and make a significant impact within your organization, this course is critical for your development. Equipping yourself with the necessary tools and knowledge can help you create a work environment that prioritizes results, empowers employees, preserves working relationships, and achieves organizational goals. In this course, you will learn the foundational aspects required to drive outcomes, beginning with recognizing key elements that foster a results-oriented culture. Then, you'll learn to identify effective leadership strategies and ways of communicating intentionally for better results. Next, you'll learn best practices for cultivating a results-oriented culture and last, learn about how to convert ideas into actionable steps. All this will help you build your understanding of the topic and develop practical skills to implement in your leadership role.
6 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge
Leadership Insights on Leading a Culture of Execution
Are you ready to get the job done? If so, you need to first let it go! Leading a culture of execution starts with delegation. To develop high-performance teams, empower others, define project expectations, and create a level playing field.
9 videos | 22m available Badge
MIT SMR: Upgrading Culture for Growth and Transformation
Many leaders know that their organization's culture is blocking opportunities from disruptive technologies - but they don't know what to do about it. Soft skills and psychological safety can enable the collaboration needed to drive transformation and growth. But despite ambitious efforts to infuse such skills into their culture, many organizations fail. The secret to success: Shorten the time to reward, when people experience the new skills helping teams beat longtime challenges. Per Hugander has helped leaders at organizations including Swedish financial services group SEB make progress on complex strategic challenges. His practical approach helps people to link psychological safety to tangible business results.
1 video | 58m
Making the Case for Your Business Project
Developing a strong business case is critical in helping decision-makers decide whether to invest money, time, and resources in an initiative. So before proposing a new initiative, you need to lay out desired objectives and how they will be achieved, clarifying and calculating costs and benefits as well as potential risks and possible solutions. You need a concrete analysis in the form of a business case. In this course, you'll learn when to use a business case and what information needs to be gathered before writing one. You'll also learn the core elements of a business case and how to evaluate one to ensure decision-makers have all the information they need.
6 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Enabling Business Process Improvement
Process improvements can transform a business, increasing efficiency, product quality customer satisfaction, and profits. But to carry out these process improvements, you must understand the existing process design, and implement a process control system to maintain the standards of the new process. This course will cover how you can combine 6σ and Lean Six Sigma strategies to manage a business process improvement initiative so it yields the best possible results. You'll explore how to get buy-in from stakeholders, and how to analyze and redesign a process. You'll also learn guidelines for successfully implementing and sustaining process improvements.
6 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Creating a Successful Business Execution Culture
Leaders must execute the strategies they help create. Without execution, a strategy is just an idea. In this course, you'll learn how to build and lead an "execution culture" that empowers employees to translate strategy into action.
7 videos | 39m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Stop Telling Employees to Be Resilient, powered by MIT SMR
In this course, the authors explain how leaders can create an environment that makes it easy for employees to be resilient.
2 videos | 6m has Assessment available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Leading a Culture of Execution
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to develop a strategy that's effective and achieves its desired outcomes, how you can communicate strategic priorities effectively, and how to best approach your company's goal management.
book Duration 56m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How to Develop Strategy for Execution
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about how effective strategic guidelines get three things right. They link to the corporate vision, identify critical vulnerabilities, and focus on what matters most.
book Duration 8m book Authors By Charles Sull, Donald Sull, James Yoder, Stefano Turconi

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How to (Inadvertently) Sabotage Your Organization
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals that members of organizations often can't help getting in their own way. We're all vulnerable.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Stefan Thomke

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Five Categories to Focus Your KPIs
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals that research shows greater KPI transparency and clearer alignment are key to overall KPI effectiveness.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Michael Schrage

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on The Anatomy of Effective KPIs
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals why leading tomorrow's enterprise with yesterday's KPIs is like using a compass instead of a GPS.
book Duration 3m book Authors By Michael Schrage

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Changing Culture Is Central to Changing Business Models
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review radiates through every action taken inside an organization - including deciding what is made and sold, which employees are hired and retained, which customers are serviced and how, what is measured and reported, and where time and money are invested.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Barry Libert , K.D. de Vries, Lanham Napier

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Why Large Companies Struggle With Lean
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals that in order to compete against startups and other disruptors, large companies need new approaches to innovation.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Frieda Klotz, Steve Blank

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Measuring Culture in Leading Companies
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review elaborates machine learning and human expertise to analyze culture using a data set.
book Duration 24m book Authors By Andrew Chamberlain, Charles Sull, Donald Sull

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Fighting the Gravity of Average Performance
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review explains the relentless churn and volatility in the business environment mean that simply outperforming the average is not enough.
book Duration 7m book Authors By Kevin Whitaker, Martin Reeves, Tom Deegan

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Rethinking Performance Management for Post-Pandemic Success
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses how organizations serious about high performance must rethink performance metrics.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Michael Schrage

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Redefining Performance Management at DBS Bank
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review prioritizing process improvement, redefining performance, and committing to digitization, DBS Bank revitalized its performance management strategy and turned itself into one of the world's most successful global digital banks.
book Duration 14m book Authors By Barbara Spindel, David Kiron

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on The Benefits of Framing Culture as a Management System
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review elaborates the shape and impact of corporate culture is changing in the 21st century, the role it can play as a determinant of success
book Duration 3m book Authors By Jason Korman

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Is HR Missing the Point on Performance Feedback?
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about the value of feedback and ratings for performance.
book Duration 15m book Authors By Angela Lane, Sergey Gorbatov

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Leading With Next-Generation Key Performance Indicators
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about how business leaders are rethinking how they use key performance indicators (KPIs) to lead and manage the enterprise.
book Duration 29m book Authors By David Kiron, Michael Schrage

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Establishing High-Performing Teams: Lessons From Health Care
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review will help you understand why some teams succeed while others struggle.
book Duration 7m book Authors By Emma-Louise Aveling, Michael Anne Kyle, Sara J. Singer

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Customer Obsessed: A Whole Company Approach to Delivering Exceptional Customer Experiences
Providing insight into each element that affects customer experience, this book offers a set of concrete actions you can take today to leverage cloud computing into technical innovation and better business outcomes at all levels of your organization.
book Duration 3h 41m book Authors By Eric Berridge

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The Trust Factor: Negotiating in SMARTnership
Designed to shift your thinking about the most effective approach to deal-making, this book offers deal-makers techniques to access mutually beneficial solutions that cannot make their way to the bargaining table without a cooperative strategy that enables the parties to together with mutual benefit and success.
book Duration 5h 5m book Authors By Keld Jensen

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Trust, Inc: How to Create a Business Culture That Will Ignite Passion, Engagement, and Innovation
Filled with helpful tips, exercises, and insights to create, nurture, and sustain authentic trust in your work group, this book will show you how to design a workplace where engagement, passion, and great work thrives.
book Duration 3h 14m book Authors By Nan S. Russell

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The Fear-Free Organization: Vital Insights from Neuroscience to Transform Your Business Culture
Presenting scientific evidence of the destructive nature of fear in the workplace, this book shows managers new, efficient, cost-effective, healthy ways to restructure and successfully run their businesses based not on fear but on the emotions that create energy and direct cooperation.
book Duration 4h 39m book Authors By Joan Kingsley, Paul Brown, Sue Paterson

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It's Not Rocket Science: 4 Simple Strategies for Mastering the Art of Execution
Showing you how to stop chasing hot trends and start driving real growth, this guide offers a commonsense approach to business success and outlines a basic, effective, and actionable four-step blueprint for building a great organization of any size, in any arena.
book Duration 3h 1m book Authors By Dave Anderson
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

AUDIOBOOK SUMMARY

Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution
Seven Strategy Questions identifies the questions you should ask yourself and ask others to lay the groundwork for successful strategy implementation. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 12m 24s audiobook Authors By Robert Simons

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A Sense of Urgency
This audio edition reveals the insidious nature of complacency in all its forms and guises, and helps you set the stage for leading a successful transformation in your company.
audiobook Duration 4h 54m 26s audiobook Authors By John P. Kotter

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Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
This audio edition shows the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. Read by the authors.
audiobook Duration 8h 14m 12s audiobook Authors By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: The Secret to Getting Things Done, On Time, With Excellence
This audio edition teaches how to focus on your top priorities and get the critical things accomplished. Whether you are a member of a team, lead a team, or lead an entire organization, The 4 Disciplines of Execution will equip you to deliver on your top priorities consistently.
audiobook Duration 59m 3s audiobook Authors By Chris McChesney, Stephen R. Covey

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Becoming a Can-Do Leader: A Guide for the Busy Manager
Becoming a Can-Do Leader addresses how to be a productive, hands-on manager and why it's key to many management roles today. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 18m 44s audiobook Authors By Frank Satterthwaite, Jamie Millard
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SKILL BENCHMARKS INCLUDED

Leading the Business
Becoming a successful business leader means more than just directing and motivating your people. It also requires understanding the business you're in and making sure that you're making decisions that will help your company meet its goals. In this Leading the Business Unit Benchmark, you'll be able to make a frank assessment of your current skills in strategic planning and execution, identifying your strengths and recognizing areas of weaknesses that will benefit from further learning and growth. This benchmark evaluates your understanding of this topic. Being aware of potential knowledge gaps allows you to better understand your current competency and areas for improvement, so you can find suitable content and curate your own learning path. The courses recommended at the end of this benchmark can help you fill potential gaps in your knowledge.
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