Strategy: Create and Implement the Best Strategy for Your Business (Harvard Business Essentials Series)

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Overview


Strategic execution drives business success. This book covers strategy from the ground up, explaining what strategy is, how to put together a strategic plan, what tools and resources are necessary to execute it, and how to measure results.

The Harvard Business Essentials series is designed to provide comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in business. Whether you are a new manager seeking to expand your skills or a seasoned professional looking to broaden your knowledge base, these solution-oriented books put reliable answers at your fingertips.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591396321
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 6/6/2005
  • Series: Harvard Business Essentials
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 515,368
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 SWOT analysis I : looking outside for threats and opportunities 1
2 SWOT analysis II : looking inside for strengths and weaknesses 17
3 Types of strategy : which fits your business? 29
4 Strategic moves : the mechanisms of success 47
5 From strategy to implementation : seeking alignment 61
6 Action plans : the architecture of implementation 77
7 How to stay on course : sensing and responding to deviations from plan 95
8 The people side of implementation : getting the right people on board 109
9 Strategy as work-in-progress : keep looking ahead 121
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