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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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THE STORY OF JOE

Joe had a new job. He deserved it. He was one of the rising stars. Having read engineering, he had gained an MBA and joined a large, well-established information services company. A year after moving into new product development, he was offered a major challenge – to set up a new development center in Asia.

His employer was facing some big challenges itself. A new competitor was gaining share with a set of simple, low-cost products. As a result the company was losing revenue, and margins were under pressure. Joe’s job was to get the new development center running in order to reduce the cost of new products.

The following months were hectic but exciting. While finding a new location and recruiting staff, he also had to get clear ...

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