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It's Not Rocket Science: 4 Simple Strategies for Mastering the Art of Execution by Dave Anderson

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Part Two Summary

If you've flipped through the book, you might have noticed that this part on getting the leaders right is the lengthiest of the four. The reason? Until you and the other leaders on your team are embracing the philosophies and demonstrating the behaviors outlined in this chapter, no process will save you, not even master the art of execution (MAX). As I mentioned early on, “Get the Leaders Right!” should actually have been the first part of this book. But without presenting MAX first in its place, I couldn't have referred to the execution process throughout this part or show you how the two tie in.

So, now that you have a blueprint to improve your own leadership abilities, and those of the leaders you work with, you are better able to maximize the MAX process. Also, you are able to proceed into the next two parts concerning getting the culture right and getting the team right.

Part Two is all about looking in the mirror and recognizing what you are doing well so that you can stay on the right track, creating awareness of where you are off track, and equipping you with what's necessary to correct your course and lead at a higher level. We've covered a lot of ground in this part:

  1. Do you overmanage and underlead?
  2. Stretching, trenches, and changing.
  3. You are the catalyst!
  4. Buy-in is earned, not commanded.
  5. Your baggage affects everyone's journey.
  6. Get your red belt on!
  7. The truth about mediocrity.
  8. Beware the five seductions of leadership.
  9. Five ways conventional wisdom ...

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