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Ruthless Execution: What Business Leaders Do When Their Companies Hit the Wall by Amir Hartman

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Chapter 4. The Recalibrator: John Chambers Maneuvers the Cisco Growth Engine Through Stormy Times

Business leaders who have figured out how to overcome business reversals have relied on two main strategies within the leadership category. The previous chapter on Jack Welch dealt with one of those strategies, the BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY. This chapter deals with the second strategy, STRATEGIC RECALIBRATION. Earlier, we defined strategic recalibration as the act of validating the direction a company is going to take. We said that in doing so, companies routinely realign their resources so that they effectively balance between performance-oriented and growth-oriented efforts. We noted that strategic recalibration was, in effect, the reconfiguring or recalibrating ...

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