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

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Chapter Two
Bridge Builder 1: Translate Strategy into Action
Action plans are the cornerstone of execution. Still, there was a time when I was hesitant to discuss action planning with managers and senior executives because I worried that I would be stating the obvious. Eventually, though, I realized that few people were consistently creating and using action plans.
Naturally, there is always an explanation: Things move too fast and I don’t have time for planning, for instance, or Things change too frequently to make the plan useful. The irony is that these excuses actually make the case for action planning.
Complex initiatives require plans to monitor progress and ensure that deliverables are produced on time and on budget. And the frantic ...

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