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

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Chapter 5. Governance: Tough Rules for Tough Times

The Ruthless Execution Checklist

  1. Are you relentless about linking incentives to results rather than activities?

  2. Do you effectively analyze and prioritize initiatives/investments?

  3. Do you regularly kill/close non-performing initiatives?

  4. Do you regularly review and validate the operational measure you manage by?

  5. Do you enforce accountability for deliverables, and are the consequences real?

So far this book has covered in detail the first of the three strategies that business leaders need to employ to break through the wall: LEADERSHIP.

In this chapter, we will discuss the second critical strategy: GOVERNANCE. It is important to note that although the whole notion of governance is structural in nature, the ...

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