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Productivity consultant Laura Stack outlines a clear road to execution: Create a simple, straightforward strategy, choose agile methods, align employee goals to the strategy and get out of the way. Many organizations spend too much time planning, meeting and making decisions and too little time executing. In slow organizations that accomplish little, spending more time on planning and strategy may be a waste. Stack’s good examples and clear illustrations will help you develop a streamlined strategy with flexible execution tactics. Unfortunately, few who have followed management best practices for the last 10 years will find any new revelations here. But if you are an inexperienced manager or mired down, Stack will help you develop strategy, set goals and facilitate teamwork. getAbstract finds that she offers wisdom and advice worth acting on.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How strategy, tactics and execution differ;
  • Why focusing on getting things done trumps planning; and
  • How to make yourself and your team more productive.

About the Author

Laura Stack is a productivity consultant, coach and speaker and a past president of the National Speakers Association.



Strategy, Tactics and Execution
Understand the difference between strategy and tactics. State your goal – for example, getting to work in the shortest time possible. Your strategy might be to avoid bad traffic. Possible tactics might include starting out before rush hour, riding your bike...

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