The Executive Checklist and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Executive Checklist: ... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by bookcultureny
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Textbooks may not include access codes. Thanks from a real independent book store in Manhattan.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change Hardcover – January 7, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1137337436 ISBN-10: 1137337435

Buy New
Price: $30.00
35 New from $11.84 18 Used from $11.87
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$30.00
$11.84 $11.87
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books
$30.00 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change + Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less + Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
Price for all three: $63.76

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137337435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1137337436
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.7 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,073,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"James Kerr's The Executive Checklist will not only help you achieve your goals, but make getting there far easier and less stressful. In operating rooms and airline cockpits checklists save lives, and this book may very well save your professional life. Put it at the top of your book buying checklist."—August Turak, Forbes.com leadership contributor and Author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

"James Kerr's The Executive Checklist is, indeed, a great checklist for business executives—a 'to do' list chock full of useful examples and wise advice. And we particularly like the fact that a number of Kerr's examples are bad examples: tales of managers or initiatives that were not successful. As business authors ourselves, we know how difficult it is to find these kinds of cases, which are usually even more instructive than the successes, and Kerr does a great job of tying the cases to his checklist of principles. The Executive Checklist is well worth the read!"—Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.D., authors of Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage

"If you really want to change an organization, you need to be very clear what outcomes you want. The Executive Checklist does this and is also a practical, accessible, and comprehensive handbook for doing business in the 21st century. Any manager who wants to thrive in 'the new normal' needs this on their bookshelf."—David Bosdet, Executive Editor, Management-Issues.com

"Jim Kerr's The Executive Checklist belongs on your 'must read' list. There's something for executives in all sectors. As government leaders learn to embrace unprecedented change, this book offers profound strategies laid out with common sense and anchored in proven results that will help them set a new course of action."—Kevin Sullivan, Connecticut's Commissioner of Revenue Services and former Lt. Governor

"James Kerr provides a simple, everyday technique for successfully managing a business. All aspiring managers should learn from his excellent insights."—Neil Smith, author of New York Times bestseller How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

About the Author

James Kerr is a published author, international lecturer, and well-respected management consultant specializing in corporate transformation, strategy formulation, business process redesign and Internet and technology management and planning. Consulting with many Fortune 100 firms, Jim can claim such diverse organizations as The Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Mitsui Sumitomo, IBM and the Joint Chiefs of Staff as clients. A graduate of Bentley University, Jim earned an M.S. degree in Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - where he continues to teach graduate-level Strategic Planning courses in its Lally School of Management. He is the author of three previous books, The IRM Imperative (Wiley and Sons, 1989), Inside RAD (McGraw-Hill, 1991), and The Best Practices Enterprise (J. Ross Publishing, 2006).

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Buyak on January 18, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
"The fact that Mr. Kerr lays out a game plan for achieving success in each of his topic areas makes the book essential and compelling. With that, his book is a must read for ANY individual seeking to bring about measurable levels of positive change to their respective organizations. Until now, I was unaware of any other publication that so effectively covers today's most prevalent leadership topics. THE EXECUTIVE CHECKLIST has fully met my expectations!"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
Up front, I wish to acknowledge my gratitude to Atul Gwande for the excellent material he provides in The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. It is impossible to know how many lives this distinguished surgeon has saved because of his eloquent advocacy of checklists in the healthcare field. (He is also a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.)

In the business world, eliminating waste (both hours and dollars) is among the most important strategic objectives and I think the material James Kerr provides in his book will help countless executives to formulate objectives, set direction, and manage initiatives that help organizations to be more productive and more efficient as well as less wasteful.

He calls his book a "guide" and it does indeed provide an abundance of sound, enlightened guidance but it can also be viewed as the articulation of a regimen that can help executives (i.e. those who execute) to lead and manage change initiatives effectively, to be sure, but also to lead and manage other initiatives such as setting priorities, formulating and implementing strategies, allocating resources, recruiting/interviewing/hiring the talent and experience needed, strengthening client relationships, and establishing and then sustaining a workplace culture within which innovation is most likely to thrive. Kerr identifies ten specific objectives on "The Executive Checklist" (Page 3) and then devotes a separate chapter to each within his lively as well as thorough narrative. This Checklist is best viewed as "a framework to be used to institute overarching, enterprise-wide transformation." Thoughtfully, Kerr provides a checklist of items for each objective on that Checklist.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By brian renstrom on January 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Provocative. Relevant. Exciting. This is an important book because it boils down what can be so complex to its simplest, most vital form. The stories about what business are already doing makes Kerr’s checkpoints really pop!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

James M. Kerr is a management consultant and organizational behaviorist. He specializes in strategic planning, corporate transformation and project & program development. For over 20 years, Jim has forged a different type of consulting practice - one that does its engagements "with" its clients, instead of "to" them.

Whether helping larger organizations, like The Home Depot re-imagine its store operations, or advising smaller firms, like specialty insurer Jewelers Mutual open up new markets, Jim has a reputation of making a difference.

A recognized thought leader, Jim continues to provide cutting edge solutions to his clients through a strong dedication to research and study. The Executive Checklist (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) is Jim's fourth business strategy book.

His weekly Inc. magazine column is a testament to his commitment to helping leaders improve the ways in which they guide and shape their organizations.

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change
This item: The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change
Price: $30.00
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com