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First Published: Sun, Sep 28 2008. 11 13 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Sep 28 2008. 11 13 PM IST
A six-stage plan for your corporation
Senior executives love to plan strategies. Unfortunately, most companies end up with strategies that are not linked to their actual operations.
Strategy experts Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton created the Balanced Scorecard and Strategy Maps and have now developed a versatile, six-stage programme your corporation can use to mesh its strategy with its operations. GetAbstract applauds this outstanding book.
One caveat: Readers not grounded in strategic systems will be in over their heads.
The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy To Operations For Competitive Advantage
Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Harvard Business Press, 320 pages
List Price: $39.95
ISBN-13: 978-1422121160
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How to help an organization
Why would assembling a functional senior leadership team pose a problem for senior leaders? After all, they are an organization’s best and brightest and have demonstrated their abilities.
So, why are so many senior leadership teams unproductive? Ruth Wageman, Debra A. Nunes, James A. Burruss and J. Richard Hackman dissect this vital issue and offer sensible answers. Don’t squander a golden opportunity to help your organization. GetAbstract believes this book is highly useful reading.
Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes To Make Them Great
Ruth Wageman, Debra A. Nunes, James A. Burruss and J. Richard Hackman
Harvard Business Press, 256 pages
List Price: $29.95
ISBN-13: 9781422103364
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First Published: Sun, Sep 28 2008. 11 13 PM IST