Confronting Reality.

Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan



The tectonic plates of business are shifting and the result is a new reality in what it takes to run a profitable, successful business. The authors of Execution show what it takes to muster the intellectual and personal courage to understand the fundamental issues at the core of your business and provide the tools for taking action. 'Confronting reality' is the ability to see the world the way it really is, not the way you would like it to be.

Confronting Reality provides the tools that will build the foundation for future prosperity and success:

How to focus on your external industry, not just your direct competitors

How to prepare a strategy that confronts reality

How to design rewards and link them to performance

How to reframe and reposition a business to ensure maximum success

What will you learn from this book

  1. Face Reality: Acknowledge and confront the harsh realities of your business environment, including challenges, problems, and areas for improvement.

  2. Clear-eyed Assessment: Conduct a clear-eyed assessment of your organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis) to inform strategic decisions.

  3. Execution is Key: Execution is critical to success. Focus on implementing strategies effectively and efficiently to achieve desired outcomes.

  4. Accountability: Foster a culture of accountability where individuals and teams take ownership of their responsibilities and outcomes.

  5. Continuous Improvement: Embrace a mindset of continuous improvement and adaptability to stay competitive and resilient in a dynamic marketplace.

  6. Speed and Agility: Act with speed and agility to capitalize on opportunities and respond swiftly to market changes and customer demands.

  7. Data-Driven Decision Making: Base decisions on reliable data and insights rather than assumptions or preferences. Use analytics to inform strategic and operational choices.

  8. Leadership Commitment: Leadership commitment is essential for driving change and overcoming organizational inertia. Leaders must set clear priorities and lead by example.

  9. Aligning Strategy and Execution: Ensure alignment between strategic goals and operational execution. Close the gap between planning and implementation to achieve desired outcomes.

  10. Adapt to Change: Embrace change as a constant in business. Anticipate and adapt to market shifts, technological advancements, and evolving customer preferences.

Language English
ISBN-10 1844136906
ISBN-13 9781844136902
No of pages 272
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Random House
Published Date 06 Oct 2005

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Author : Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan

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