From the Author
This richly illustrated book is for anyone who has a dream and wishes to fulfill it, but whose aspirations require the support of others. Most approaches to strategy implementation fail because strategy is created at one level (the top) and handed off to another (the middle and bottom). Consequently, everyone is frustrated. To improve strategy implementation, you have to do what we call "The Four Jobs of Strategy Execution" and involve employees in creating and carrying out the strategy.
- Execution is Everything
- Change or Die
- The Human Side of Strategy
- Winning Minds (Job One)
- Winning Hearts (Job Two)
- Aligning Local Effort (Job Three)
- Designing Your Organization (Job Four)
- Strategy Maps
- Right People, Right Place, Doing the Right Things
- Aligning the Senior Team
- HR's Role in Strategy Execution
- Leading Strategy Execution
From the Back Cover
Any executive or manager concerned with strategy execution should read this book. The authors tell you how to build a comprehensive strategy execution roadmap that deploys strategy throughout the organization and fits the organization to it. --Dan Phelan, Chief of Staff, GlaxoSmithKline
The model is understandable, sound in theory and offers great practical tools and tips.
I also found Leading Execution inspiring as it offers a realistic plan leaders can implement to effect system-wide change.
--Dave Bolz, Senior HR professional
Most strategy books focus on the easy part of strategy: generating a future vision. Leading Strategy Execution focuses on the hard work of strategy: getting the organization to deliver great results. If you're looking for practical, clear advice on improving strategy implementation, read this book!
--Tom Mercer VP, Strategy Management, GlaxoSmithKline
This books puts it all together! It is pragmatic, readable, and realistic. The authors offer tools, stories, and sound advice based on their years of experience...an exceptionally valuable read.
--Linda Ackerman Anderson, author of The Change Leader's Roadmap
This much needed resource provides an enormously helpful set of ideas and applications. It enables leaders to successfully navigate the waters of strategy execution.
--James F. Grady, PhD, SVP, California Casualty Management Company