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Strategy that Works: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution

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In a recent survey of executives, two-thirds of the respondents said they didn’t think their organization could execute the company’s defined strategy. Why is the strategy-execution gap so pervasive? And what can executives do to close it?

In Strategy that Works, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi share their latest research into how the best companies in the world con
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Harvard Business Review Press
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Darren
Jan 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Companies have strategies galore, yet shockingly it seems that most executives don’t think that their companies are even close to executing these finely homed plans. Why is there such a disconnect? How can things be better? This book believes that it can help and seeks to show how.

Examining how many of the world’s best companies manage to successfully connect strategy to real-world execution, the authors believe it is as simple as following five key principles. Effecting change may b
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Magdalene Lim
Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it
In the first chapter, they talk about the five acts that will help to close the gap between strategy and execution - a summary of the chapters to come. I found that the most useful. The elaborations in the following chapters are useful if you are interested to know more for a specific portion that may apply to your company. Else, the "summary" in front is good enough (for me). Save yourself the time.

Many of the acts could probably be applied to an individual. One I found particularly
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