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Only 13% of companies successfully execute their strategies. Lack of commitment to a shared mission and lack of “connectedness” – open communication among executives and employees – are significant factors when companies fall short. Disconnected employees don’t engage with each other, with their executives or with their companies’ strategies, plans and goals. Connectedness dominates in firms that win Best Place to Work competitions. Their executives promote regular, positive conversations as a foundation of their organizational culture. Such exchanges can help your firm become a “Thirteener” company – one of the 13% of organizations that actually implements its strategies. CEO mentor Daniel F. Prosser offers many good ideas as he examines how firms can build connectedness to support their strategies. getAbstract recommends his execution lessons to CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, senior executives, sales managers and nonprofit executive directors.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to harness the power of a commitment to success,
  • How to achieve internal “connectedness” with positive conversations that support execution,
  • Why you must stop the negative conversations that undermine your strategy, and
  • How to encourage empowerment and defeat entitlement.

About the Author

Daniel F. Prosser has spent more than 45 years working as an entrepreneur, CEO mentor, team educator, software developer, speaker and author. He also conducts independent research into Best Place to Work companies.



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