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Because, for all the efforts and monies spent on becoming more performance-based and better at execution, most organizations continue to struggle to get done what they need to get done.
In Ger It Done!, top business advisors Ralph Welborn and Vince Kasten cut through the noise and isolate what they call the "DNA for business execution." They show you how to manipulate this DNA to get done what needs to get done-through many real-world examples of great (and sometimes not so great) execution in action.
In far too many organizations, disconnects exist between what executives want to do and what really gets done-leading to personal and professional frustration, finger pointing, higher costs, and lost time. Knowing the underlying cusses of these disconnects is the first critical step to overcoming them-and it is this key insight that Welborn and Kasten use to identify and then manipulate t5he DNA to bridge the gaps between what executives demand and what really happens.
Welborn and Kasten also examine the issues, problems, and constraints that confound business leaders trying to build a culture of execution. As with an y business objective, they illustrate that significant gaps exist between demands for a culture of execution and making it happen pragmatically, consistently, and effectively. They show how to bring such a culture to life helping you get it done with a wealth of practical tools, techniques, and methods.
You'll get a big-picture view of the art of execution, as well as the vital building blocks and tools you need to keep your projects moving forward. As one of their clients put it:
"Finally a book that says something useful. Too many business books are dry, based on jargon, and not tied to the operational reality of how to get things done and how to work with different parts of an organization to get them done. Welborn and Kasten provocatively and humorously point out he underlying causes of misunderstandings, miscommunications, and misalignment-the 'gaps'-between management and operations, between business folks and technology folks, between staff folks and line folks, between strategic direction and operational reality. They then realistically point out a consistent way to tackle and bridge theses gaps. Parts of this book are challenging and frustrating. Much of it is engaging. All of it is compelling and useful. Finally! A book for action."
"A challenge businesses always face is how to get more value out of their IT organization. Another is how to infuse business with technology so that both the business and the technology people appreciate their differences as they deliver on their commitments-to each other. Get It Done! is a superb book that shows businesses how to tackle, and meet, both challenges."
—Dave Sanders, Chairman, Information Technology Association of America, and President, Commercial Solutions of Perot Systems
"Welborn and Kasten have again hit the mark by providing significant thought leadership on the aspects of effective organizational execution...[Get It Done!]addresses this issue by providing the reader with knowledge on how to make sense of and take action on what the organization has to get done and how to do so-a must-read book for senior executives!"
—Dr. Kenneth E. Nidiffer, Fellow, Systems and Software Consortium
"A gap often exists between what executives require and reality on the ground. Welborn and Kasten demonstrate how to bridge this gap in a surprisingly nonthreatening and effective way. While many books have talked about the need to create a culture of execution, Get It Done! Shows pragmatically how to make such a culture real."
—Pat Schambach, former CIO, Transportation Security Administration
"[Welborn and Kasten] tackle the issue of execution for differently than do many others-in a powerful way that cuts through so much of the noise around execution, providing insight on why it's so hard to get stuff done and usable steps of doing so. Get It Done! is as provocative to read as it is necessary to use."
—Dominick Cavuoto, President, Global Financial Services, Unisys Corporation
"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
"[Welborn and Kasten's] pragmatic focus cuts through the high-level boilerplate discussion and provides tangible insights, lessons, tools, and methods for 'getting done what needs to et done' and, by doing so, helps to strengthen your capabilities to meet the uncertainty we all face."
—Dan Wollenberg, Senior Vice President, Huntington Bank
"If you think execution and results are what it's all about, this book is a must-read!"
—Joseph Plumeri, Chairman and CEO, Willis Group Holdings Ltd.
Including real life experiences to back the theories makes it more compelling and pragmatic.
The business blueprint - the example of different levels of map details really drive the point of the need for process modeling home.
And a good business book must be well-written; life is too short to read poorly written books.
The bad news ... paid full price at the airport. The good news is that this is a book all can use as it easily displays an approach and the tools to aid execution. Read morePublished on July 14, 2006 by FAD
Ralph and Vince have taken a very complex topic and distilled it into very simple and manageable topics. Read morePublished on April 10, 2006 by Deepak Batheja