Off the shelf

Off the shelf

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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