Foreword ix Acknowledgments xiii Introduction 1 Companies Spend Billions on Strategy 1 Five Steps to Execution 4 1 Mobilize the Village 7 Cisco Gets It 7 The Shifting Problem 11 The Village 13 Getting the Village Moving 24 Summary 35 2 Gather the Elders 37 Whatever Happened at Nokia? 37 The Elders 40 The Gamification of Leadership 44 Building Wise Elders 53 Good Governance 64 Summary 68 3 Power Up Feeling 71 Aristotle and Euripides 71 Thinking Gets in the Way 74 Trust Your Instinct 75 Brush Up Your EQ 81 A New Skill Set for Execution 86 Purpose and Passion 93 Summary 101 4 Energize People 103 The Swanborough Tump 103 Connecting for a Culture of Execution 108 Getting Ownership 116 Follow-Through 125 Summary 136 5 Build Endurance 139 Strategy Has Become a Sprint 140 Marathon Endurance 142 Running the Strategy Execution Marathon 144 Endurance Is a Formula 149 Organizational Endurance 163 Summary 170 6 Five Steps to Strategy Execution 173 Pulling It All Together 173 Self-Assessment Guide 183 Notes 187 Index 201
DR. LIZ MELLON has spent the last 25 years designing, developing, and delivering leadership development programs, initially as a professor at London Business School and currently as executive director at Duke CE, the world's leading executive education provider. The world's most influential global ranking of management thought leaders, Thinkers50, has listed Mellon on its "Guru Radar." SIMON CARTER, former CEO of Baxi Heating UK, was featured by the BBC for his work in leading corporate transformation during a period of challenging union dominance in the 1990s. Since stepping down as chairman, Carter has been an advisor to FTSE companies all over the world.