If you are looking for practical advice on how to better get things done, use your time for something else. This was a high-level dissertation not a how-to guide. It did not hold my attention and I gave up on the 2nd CD.
Just a poor bland book . Nothing here that really is eye catching also the title is deceiving a better approach to the execution topic I recommend “the dichotomy of leadership” by jocko willink keeps you engaged and breaks down topics without over repeating itself like this book does ... not a fan
fantastic for business owner to read. good information with examples. the focus is in bigger businesses but applicable to small business
Beyond the simple concept of executing, this is a valualbe & detailed review on what it takes to be an effective Top Level Leaders. Great concepts and real world examples. But may be tedious & inefficient for mid-level manages. It is what it is!
Definitely a worthwhile investment of commuting hours - not as exciting as some of the recent business books, but some very solid advice that fills a gap in the market - what's the point of a great plan if no one has the focus on executing it?
If you're looking for a book that has case-study type analysis of CEO performance and action, this is the book for you. Not being an executive, I couldn't appreciate all of the information. But maybe you are an executive or a manager ... at the very least it is full of interesting stories.
I'm rating this three stars based on pure content. The book is rife with points of importance for readers interested in improving their understanding of what it takes to successfully operate a business unit. It does make it's point that "execution" is at the heart of success, but the impact of the point is diminished because of the structure and flow of the writing. The structure is somewhat confusing. Points are made more in passing than emphasized through structure and iteration. Because of this structure, the text is probably much more conducive to print media than audio.
This book was too long, too boring, and for the most part, not full of useful information. Don't waste your time.
This book is a wealth of organizational ideas. It also has many insights to great leadership. Although the use of many readers is usually a way to hold your attention, the use of a reader with an accent was a distraction and hard to follow.
This book does not present real ways to enhance execution. It simply makes blanket, generic comments about past events that conveniently reinforce the author's premise. This book is being touted as such a great business book but I didn't get any actionable items from it.
This is a good book in terms of ideas. It was enjoyable to listen to and I higly recomend it
This rental involves many readers, keeping it from becoming a monotonous diatribe. However, by the end, the weight of the discussions start to drag on. This is a book to have on your shelf, and pick at it, from the table of contents and index, but the CDs give you that once over. Read and review the book after listening.
The premise of this work is getting the right people in the right jobs to manage the three core business processes of people, strategy, and operations.
As Larry Bossidy says, "The leader's most important job is selecting and appraising people." With the right people in the right jobs, there's a gene pool of leadership that creates strategies that can be executed. Also when strategies are in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition, they're much more likely to be executed and produce great results.
Other great reads (listens)
1. Good to Great by Jim Collins
2. Lean Thinking by James P. Womack