Execution To Die For - The Manager's Guide To Making It Happen
The author Graham Haines identifies 36 barriers to making it happen, explains why they occur and what to do about them. The book draws on the author’s forty years of experience developing plans for others to implement and executing the plans of others.
Barriers that are caused by inadequate planning, lack of alignment, inability to manage change and unenthusiastic employees are among those addressed. The book is packed with case studies and anecdotes from all over the world of what to do - and what not to do - to achieve "Execution to Die For”.
Comprehensive and wide ranging in its scope, Execution to Die For - The Manager's Guide To Making It Happen is a must-buy addition to any manager’s toolkit.
Read some reviews of the book:
"If you're wanting to prepare your strategic plan and make it actionable, this book will help you clear any road blocks. Graham Haines' model of a Wagon Wheel offers an all-inclusive approach to balancing strategy across various disciplines within the organisation. Well worth studying in your business or management role - easy to read, with much to apply."
"Haines has done a brilliant job. I like the way he's come at the issue with some really practical ideas and examples. Loved Barrier #30 about meetings - haven't seen it framed like that before, so that got me laughing - it's so true."
"Most impressive. The power of the Wagon Wheel really comes to life through the excellent anecdotes and case studies which kept me enthralled throughout. Haines is a superb story-teller - highly readable!"
"Haines sets out the 36 barriers to execution he has found and provides very practical advice on how to tackle and overcome them. His "Wagon Wheel" model provides a memorable framework that makes it clear how interdependent the issues and their solutions are."
You can also purchase Execution to Die For - The Manager’s Guide to Making It Happen in hard copy from Amazon.com and Australian Institute of Management Bookshops. It is also available in soft copy as an E-book.
I have developed a strategic planning workshop and strategy implementation workshop surrounding the operational model in Execution to Die For - The Manager’s Guide to Making It Happen.