Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, offers a very pragmatic approach for accelerating the pace toward outstanding corporate performance. There is an obvious positive correlation between preparation and execution. In my experiences, the better prepared I am, the better I perform. I believe that preparation is the key to success. Without preparation you have no knowledge. Without knowledge you have no power. And without power you have no base from which to compete. Nothing is ever achieved without power and influence.
In his book, Corporate Rise: The X Principles of Extreme Personal Leadership, Curtis J. Crawford, Ph.D. suggests that people development is a key ingredient to long term corporate success. Dr. Crawford believes that X-Leaders are passionate about developing people. He suggests that X-Leaders do not declare personal victory until all of the people around them achieve their individual success.
In other words, execution is about a lot more than discipline. Execution is about creating an environment that inspires people to perform at the highest levels of their capability! Highly engaged people will establish the discipline to get the rights things done.