>By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan
ISBN 0609610570 | Published 2002 | Hardcover | 288 pp | text
Larry Bossidy is the acclaimed executive from General Electric, Allied Signal and Honeywell. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to corporate executives and board of directors. Collaborating together, they deliver a guide on the practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link people together, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of a successful business. Bossidy and Charan argue that the biggest obstacle to a successful business is the lack of execution. The authors site examples of the "execution difference" through stories such as the failed Lucent Technologies where there was lack of execution, to the winning story of EDS.
Leaders with the right behavior.
A culture that rewards execution.
Right people in the right jobs.
The book then goes on to discuss that these building blocks neet to be in place to successfully manage the three core business processes of people, strategy and operation.