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Smarter Execution: Seven steps to getting results

Smarter Execution: Seven steps to getting results


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ISBN-13: 9780273709312
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 01/30/2009
Series: Financial Times Series
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Xavier Gilbert is Professor of Strategy and holds the LEGO Chair in International Business Dynamics and is IT Director at IMD. He is particularly involved in project-based learning initiatives, helping management teams plan and exercise critical projects, as well as enhancing their capabilities.

Bettina Büchel is Professor of Strategy and Organization at IMD. Her current research topics include strategy implementation, new business development, strategic alliances and change management.

Rhoda Davidson is a Program Manager at IMD. She works with faculty to design and implement tailored executive learning programs. Her special area of expertise is working with teams on key strategic initiatives and major change projects. She works closely with clients to define their business issues and helps to facilitate and maximize organizational learning, leadership development and, of course, the impact on business results.

Table of Contents



Smarter Execution

Phase 1: Strategic Focus

1 – Establish a Strategic Roadmap

2 – Prioritize Your Initiatives

3 – Form the Best Team

Phase 2: Execution Roadmap

4 – Scope Your Initiative

5 – Measure Success

6 – Cascade for Execution

7 – Assess Your Capabilities

8 – Identify Financial Drivers

9 – Align Personal Performance

10 – Mobilize Stakeholders and Support

11 – Communicate Your Initiative

12 – Prepare Your Follow-up

13 – Contract to Deliver

Phase 3: Follow-through

14 – When Preparing the Execution Roadmap

15 – When Committing to Deliver

16 – When Reviewing Progress

17 – Between Milestones

18 – Execution Leadership

19 - Learn to Execute

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