Capable Company: Building the Capabilities that Make Strategy Work / Edition 1

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Capable Company provides the “Rosetta Stone” executives have been seeking: a systematic way to translate strategy into action.
  • Gives executives a systematic way to translate strategy into action.
  • Helps companies to develop the capabilities that make strategy work.
  • Assembles best-practice strategy execution methods from some of the world’s most highly-respected companies into a simple step-by-step process.
  • Enables leaders at all levels to rapidly focus and align their actions, even as business conditions change.
  • Packed with models, key points, practical examples, case studies, self-assessment techniques and templates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405111829
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/15/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,141,835
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Lynch and James F. Dowling are Partners at Results-Based Leadership, Inc. (

John Diezemann is a management consultant in Groton, Massachusetts.

Rich Lynch the lead author of Measure Up! Yardsticks for Continuous Performance, 2nd edition and Corporate Renaissance: The Art of Reengineering, also from Blackwell Publishing.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.




Part I: Setting Direction:.

The Capable Leader.

Charting the Course.

Making Strategy Visible.

Part II: Delivering Value:.

Building the Value Exchange.

Forging Customer Relationships.

Part III: Development and Alignment of Capabilities:.

Business Architecture.

Business Archetypes.

Part IV: Speed of Change:.

Tracking a Moving Target.

Refreshing Capabilities.

Epilogue: Governance in a Capable Company.

Suggested Reading.




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