The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps Between Plans, Actions and Results

March 2, 2020 - Comment

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Anonymous says:

Best business book ever This is a fascinating read – a superb bringing together of business leadership theory with the military equivalent. As I read it, I kept on excitedly spotting things that need to be improved in the organization in which I work. It goes beyond the trite business management fare and reveals that between “leadership” and “management” there is a much more important facet called “direction” – which makes excellent sense. The book offers many other similar insights that has…

Anonymous says:

Learning from History – a lesson in common sense It’s often the case that the answers to today’s problems can be found in the past. In this book, Stephen Bungay bridges his work as both a management consultant and a military historian to look at the ways in which the Prussian (and later German) armies performed so effectively and shows how the same approach can be applied to make organisations more effective. Rather than expound a single ‘big idea’ as a ‘silver bullet’, the solution set out is – quite literally – common sense.In a…

Anonymous says:

The best strategy book ever This focuses on how strategy is actually done in the real world – if the person who interacts with the customer doesn’t understand it (and knows how to use it to help decisions at difficult times) then you effectively have no strategy.A fantastic read but also supremely practical

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