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Closing the Execution Gap: How Great Leaders and Their Companies Get Results by Richard Lepsinger

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Vision and Standards of Excellence

I’m not going to take time to discuss how to create a vision. Like strategic planning, that’s beyond the scope of this book, and presumably, either your company’s vision is already in place or you’re not the person responsible for that work anyway. I do, however, need to introduce the topic so I can show how vision and plans are interrelated and how you can ensure they are aligned. The truth is, it’s hard to discuss execution without mentioning vision.

How Vision Relates to Execution

A company’s vision is the second outcome of the strategic planning process that has implications for execution and how success will be measured. It provides the link between strategy and action and is a prerequisite for ensuring ...

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