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The Art of Action: Leadership that Closes the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results by Stephen Bungay

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AN UNANSWERED QUESTION

While the gray December rain drizzled down outside, the ground floor of the hotel had all the lights, sounds, and colors of a stage show. A well-known global technology company was holding its annual senior executive conference. The hundred or so top people in the company were listening to their bright, dynamic chief executive give his “state-of-the-nation” address, to be followed by an open question-and-answer session.

The CEO’s message was hard, but he was engaging and convincing. The markets were tougher than they had been in decades, new competitors had established themselves, customers were making higher demands, and technological change would require massive expenditure. Nevertheless, there was reason for cautious ...

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