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Execution Plain and Simple: Twelve Steps to Achieving Any Goal on Time and on Budget / Edition 1
     

Execution Plain and Simple: Twelve Steps to Achieving Any Goal on Time and on Budget / Edition 1

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by Robert Neiman
 

ISBN-10: 0071438882

ISBN-13: 9780071438889

Pub. Date: 05/27/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Breakthrough ways to keep your business goals on target and on deadline

A practical job aid for any manager who needs to get an organization to execute better, Execution Plain and Simple provides a proven 12-step plan to get results, overcome delays, and achieve tough goals faster. This short book will help you generate momentum toward critical goals and

Overview

Breakthrough ways to keep your business goals on target and on deadline

A practical job aid for any manager who needs to get an organization to execute better, Execution Plain and Simple provides a proven 12-step plan to get results, overcome delays, and achieve tough goals faster. This short book will help you generate momentum toward critical goals and achieve performance breakthroughs—no matter what the goal or project.

  • Reveals how to execute a goal on time and on budget
  • Shows how to cut through off-target diversions, flagging enthusiasm, and active resistance
  • Explains how to cultivate change and support growth
  • Features case examples from clients, including General Electric, Motorola, and many others

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071438889
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
05/27/2004
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
Part I.Twelve Steps to Achieving Any Goal on time and on Budget1
Design for Success3
1.Take Responsibility--Who Me?5
2.What's That Again? Define Your Assignment--In Writing11
3.Organize Your Core Team and Create a Strategy21
4.Get Input and Support from Key Players; Refine the Strategy31
Act with Discipline39
5.Hold a Compelling Kickoff Event to Create Momentum41
6.Make All the Pieces Fit. Use Plans, Schedules, Budgets, and Controls51
7.Yes, I Really Mean It. Make Demands Effectively65
8.Follow Up Like Crazy without Driving People Crazy81
Deal with Tough Issues91
9.Use Political Skills to Win Constituents and Overcome Opposition93
10.Use Creative Problem Solving to Overcome Unforeseen Risks, Delays, and Obstacles115
11.Energy Flagging? Manage an Intense Push to Get the Final Results and Rewards129
Learn from Experience137
12.Capture and Spread What You Learn139
Part II.Accelerated Execution: Using Small Breakthrough Projects to Achieve Large Strategic Goals151
13.The Zest Factors: What Crises Can Teach Us about Accelerated Execution153
14.Small-Scale "Breakthrough Projects:" Get Crucial Results Fast, Generate Momentum, and Build New Organizational Capabilities161
15.Multiply Breakthrough Project Successes to Reach the Big Goals173
16.The Senior Management Task: Focus Your Organization on the Few Most Crucial Goals183
References193
Index195

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Execution Plain and Simple: Twelve Steps to Achieving Any Goal on Time and on Budget 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very helpful -- few books actually try to help you learn how to get better at execution. This one gets to the heart of the issue. Fun and easy to read. Well worth it