Larry Bossidy

  • 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 competitorsHow to prepare a strategy that confronts reality How to design rewards and link them to performanceHow to reframe and reposition a business to ensure maximum success

  • Larry Bossidy is one of the world's most acclaimed CEOs, with a track record for delivering results that has few peers. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others not. The result is the book people in business need today. One with a highly practical framework for closing the gap between results promised and results delivered. After a long, stellar career with GE, Larry Bossidy became CEO of Allied Signal and transformed it into one of the world's most admired companies. Accomplishments like 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13% or more don't just happen. They result from consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link the three core processes of any business together: people, strategy and operations.

  • Examines the changes confronting modern-day business and furnishes techniques and strategies to help companies redefine corporate management theory and practice to meet the challenges of the era.

  • Explains how to make the leap from the vision of a good idea to delivering results and demonstrates how to handle sudden changes in the business environment by making crucial connections among people, strategy, and the operating plan.

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