Shift: A New Mindset for Sustainable Execution
Published: October 2019© 2019
Imprint: Rotman-UTP Publishing
Page Count: 184 Pages
Illustrations: 10 figures
Dimensions: 6.30 x 9.25
184 Pages, 6.30 x 9.25 x 0.50 in, 10 figures
Organizations all too often create impressive strategies but fail at implementing them. Based on research with over 750 organizations, Shift conceptualizes execution with energy management in mind to offer discrete capabilities that will help leaders "shift" into more sustainable and dynamic execution practices. With the importance of orchestrating balance between stability and flexibility at the core, Shift is written in four parts - identifying execution barriers, filling gaps, removing distractions, and differentiating execution leaders that are capable of driving improvement.
Most novel is the introduction of a performance indicator, called the Cost of Execution (COx), that quantifies execution capabilities and challenges. Shift includes real case studies and describes a comprehensive approach that will help organizations satisfy the business demands of today and adapt to embrace the challenges of tomorrow.
Part One: Identifying Execution Barriers
1. A New Mindset for Execution
2. Cost of Execution (COx)
Part Two: Filling the Gaps
3. Shift Resources to Build Capacity
4. Shift Alignment to Generate Momentum
Part Three: Removing Distractions
5. Shift Collaboration to Promote Synergy
6. Shift Aptitude to Sustain Focus
Part Four: The Sustainable Execution Leader
7. The Role of Leadership in Sustainable Execution
"This book is an excellent read on best execution practices for any leaders in the private or public sector that are aiming at a successful strategy delivery. A fresh approach to unleashing both organizational and leadership capabilities!" Stephane Cousineau, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, Shared Services Canada
"A straight-forward, common sense approach to building organization muscle and capability. The concept and flow of structurer rhythm and awareness is a powerful explanation of how organizations and teams can achieve sustainable execution." David Cyr, Senior VP of Technology and Operations, Royal Bank of Canada
"Such a timely and compelling read for organizations who are transforming, disrupting the status quo and challenged with sustaining the organizational energy needed to raise the bar."Peter Taylor, President at Keywork Labs Inc.
"A straight-forward and simple approach to the illusive art of execution with what barriers may be getting in the way."Nick Chan, Senior Director, Industrial Services and Support, Molson Coors
"A very practical recipe for companies looking to dramatically improve their ability to execute sustainably."Celso Mello, Chief Information Office, Reliance Comfort LP
"Through four key mindset 'shifts,' an insightful guide is provided to business managers who want to set their departments up for future success by focusing their organizational energy against enabling the purposeful execution of their business strategy."David Markwell, Sr Vice President Information Technology, Loblaw Companies Limited
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