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

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Chapter 8. Critical Capabilities: Actions That Make a Difference

The Ruthless Execution Checklist

  1. Do you have a cost and working capital management program that is driven throughout the business?

  2. Do you have a proactive and disciplined approach to identifying and assessing potential acquisitions and divestitures?

  3. Do you regularly assess whether the corporate center is adding distinctive value to each business unit?

  4. Do you effectively and swiftly manage out non-performers?

It has been asserted throughout this book that if executives are to overcome business setbacks, they must demonstrate an ability to consistently execute in the following three strategies:

  • LEADERSHIP

  • GOVERNANCE

  • CRITICAL CAPABILITIES

This chapter looks at the third element that executives ...

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