Book of the week – Smarter Execution: Seven steps to getting results

Smarter Execution: Seven steps to getting results
Xavier Gilbert, Bettina Buchel, Rhoda Davidson
Price: £21.99
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0273709313

Two out of three strategic initiatives fail. Smarter Execution identifies seven key steps that managers need
to get to grips with if they are to reap the full benefits of their strategic initiatives.

These include focus first, pick the best possible team, set the course, play to win, think it through, get all aboard and follow through. The book’s authors have been working with hundreds of executives to help them execute these strategic initiatives.

Time and again, they have seen how their seemingly common-sense insights were actually unexpectedly difficult to apply in most efficient organisations.

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