Execution - The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Lawrence Bossidy

Book Summary by Paul Minors

Language: English


Who is this summary for?

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Lawrence Bossidy and Ram Charanis a 3-part examination of what it takes for companies to succeed through strategies, processes, leadership and ultimately, execution. It is this which sets successful companies apart from those that fail. An ideal read of any leaders looking to amplify their team’s execution and results.

About the author:

American born Lawrence Bossidy considers himself a businessman and author. Graduating college with a degree in economics, Bossidy took on a job in finance at General Electric. Bossidy stayed with the company for the next 34 years and eventually became the CEO from 1979-1981. He was part of the company for some of their most significant years and saw them double their assets. Bossidy went on to be chairman and CEO of AlliedSignal Corporation and determined to help people learn he wrote this book in 2002. Bossidy lives with his wife in Connecticut and has nine children.

In this summary:

Bossidy’s book has three main parts which we will summarise in detail. The first part; Why Execution is Needed will cover the concept of execution as a discipline and how execution must be at the core of a companies culture. The second part; The Building Blocks of Execution will cover leader behaviours and creating a framework for cultural change. Finally, part three; Three Core Processes of Execution will cover the people process, the strategy process, and the operations process.