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The art of action : how leaders close the gaps between plans, actions and results

Author: Stephen Bungay
Publisher: London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many managers have great ideas but lack the strategizing skills to implement them. Using the battle tactics of the 19th-century Prussian army, author Stephen Bungay combines his unique background as a historian and leading business strategist to teach managers how to strategize in the workplace to succeed in their careers and close the gap between plans, action and results. Through engaging narrative and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bungay, Stephen.
Art of action.
London, UK ; Boston, MA : Nicholas Brealey Pub., ©2011
(DLC) 2010034900
(OCoLC)657223890
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bungay
ISBN: 9781857884647 1857884647
OCLC Number: 700424810
Awards: Short-listed for CMI Management Book of the Year: Practical Manager Category 2012
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 289 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The problem : what do you want me to do? --
The cause : the three gaps --
Elements of a solution : directed opportunism --
The knowledge gap : what and why --
The alignment gap : briefing and backbriefing --
The effects gap : independent thinking obedience --
Leadership that works : from common sense to common practice.
Responsibility: Stephen Bungay.

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A thought-provoking and fresh look at how managers can turn planning into execution and execution into results.  Read more...

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