• Business & Economics

The DNA of Strategy Execution

Next Generation Project Management and PMO
Author: Jack Duggal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119278015
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 9744
"This book provides clear guidance and a practical framework for moving forward amidst the dynamic changes in today's business environment. The PMO walks a tightrope between creativity and structure, between innovation and bureaucracy; demands for formal structures and discipline counter the need to be responsive and adaptive. This book provides a fresh perspective, with a real-world blueprint for the modern PMO. Through a set of practical tools, best practices, and a series of short supporting case studies from different industries, you'll discover how to strike the critical balance, prove value, and reconcile divergent needs into a more agile next generation PMO"--

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Strategic DNA

Bringing Business Strategy to Life
Author: Lawrence Hobbs
Publisher: Agate Publishing
ISBN: 1572846461
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
View: 9273

    • Business & Economics

Filling Execution Gaps

How Executives and Project Managers Turn Corporate Strategy into Successful Projects
Author: Todd C. Williams
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 150150634X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 396
View: 5685
“I expected good, but this is great.” -Janet Pirus Phelps, Principle, Strategic CFO, Former CFO Papa Murphy's Pizza Gaps . . . holes in your organization where tasks fall and failure breeds. They inhibit your ability to implement strategic plans, lead people, and run successful projects. Daily, executives, middle managers, and project managers wrestle with “the big six”: Absence of common understanding Disengaged executive sponsors Misalignment with goals Poor change management Ineffective governance Lackluster leadership Ignoring any of these gaps will hex any strategy or project. They regularly destroy hundreds of companies’ ability to turn their corporate vision into business value—taking careers with them. Filling Execution Gaps addresses the sources of these gaps, and how to fill them. Without any one of these important functions, projects fail. Without change management, adoption suffers. Without common understanding, there is confusion. Without goals, business units, and capabilities aligned, execution falters. Without executive sponsorship, decisions languish. Too little governance allows bad things to happen, while too much governance creates overburdening bureaucracy. Without leadership at all levels of the organization, people are directionless. Using decades of experience, years of research, and interviews with hundreds of business leaders, Todd Williams illustrates how to fill these gaps, meet corporate goals, and increase value. An excellent review of this book appears here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/improving-project-execution-filling-gaps-murray-pmp-ms Click below to read an interview with the author: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/filling-organization-gaps-successful-project-part-1-naomi/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/filling-organization-gaps-successful-project-part-2-naomi/?published=t Facebook users can access an interview on “Project Management Cafe” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/projectmanagementcafe/permalink/1975750702698459/ Related blogs can be accessed here: https://www.projectmanager.com/blog/project-execution https://www.strategyex.co.uk/blog/pmoperspectives/strategy-from-the-bottom-up/ Check out his August 27, 2018 interview here: https://www.yegor256.com/shift-m/2018/34.html

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The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Author: Larry Bossidy,Ram Charan,Charles Burck
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307591468
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 7502
The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job Larry Bossidy is one of the world’s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together they’ve pooled their knowledge and experience into the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today. After a long, stellar career with General Electric, Larry Bossidy transformed AlliedSignal into one of the world’s most admired companies and was named CEO of the year in 1998 by Chief Executive magazine. Accomplishments such as 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13 percent or more didn’t just happen; they resulted from the consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business. Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a “vision” and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. The leader’s most important job—selecting and appraising people—is one that should never be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy personally makes the calls to check references for key hires. Why? With the right people in the right jobs, there’s a leadership gene pool that conceives and selects strategies that can be executed. People then work together to create a strategy building block by building block, a strategy in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition. Once the right people and strategy are in place, they are then linked to an operating process that results in the implementation of specific programs and actions and that assigns accountability. This kind of effective operating process goes way beyond the typical budget exercise that looks into a rearview mirror to set its goals. It puts reality behind the numbers and is where the rubber meets the road. Putting an execution culture in place is hard, but losing it is easy. In July 2001 Larry Bossidy was asked by the board of directors of Honeywell International (it had merged with AlliedSignal) to return and get the company back on track. He’s been putting the ideas he writes about in Execution to work in real time.

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Business Execution for RESULTS

A practical guide for leaders of small to mid-sized firms
Author: Stephen Lynch
Publisher: STEBIAN.com
ISBN: 0989064808
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
View: 4824
Ready for Better Business RESULTS?In this practical guide for small to mid-sized companies, Stephen Lynch takes you through the proven strategic planning and business execution processes you need to drive better business RESULTS. This is not just theory. Stephen works in the trenches. As Chief Operating Officer of RESULTS.com - the Business Execution Experts - he knows what it's like to run and grow a business. Business Execution for RESULTS sets out a framework that utilizes best-of-breed concepts and tools. It's a process that thousands of RESULTS.com clients all around the world use to get RESULTS. RESULTS.com's business model gives it a unique and privileged insight into what really works and what doesn't when creating and executing a winning strategy. To save you from spending several lifetimes trying to figure it out on your own, this book will show you:- Why it all starts with a big goal- The importance of strategy (and why Jim Collins was wrong)- How to analyze your industry the right way- How to choose your game and play that game to win- Why most companies get their SWOT analyses wrong- How to make your performance visible- How to really hold your people accountable In Business Execution for RESULTS, Stephen replicates the methodology he personally uses when he works with leadership teams of small and mid-sized firms globally. It incorporates the best of dozens of effective business practices modified to work together in a process that will help you get RESULTS.

    • Business & Economics

How Cohesive Is Your Company?

A Leadership Parable: Top-Notch Business Performance Is Impossible Until You Cohesively Align Mission, Vision, Goals, Strategy, Execution & Culture
Author: Ravi Gopaldas Kathuria
Publisher: Seemacorp
ISBN: 9780982147504
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 322
View: 3955
Until the next board meeting may be all the time CEO Trent Wertheimer has to save his job. To succeed you need both, business and personal transformation, a dual struggle for Trent. In the backdrop of an intensely realistic story about office politics, management conflicts, team dysfunction and leadership challenges, this book presents to you a proven, succinct management method to achieve the next level. Read this book to crystallize your business spirit, align your strategy and execution, and coherently connect every strategic aspect of your company. Gain one of the biggest competitive advantages become a Coherent Company!

    • Business & Economics

Six Sigma Execution

How the World's Greatest Companies Live and Breathe Six Sigma
Author: George Eckes
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071786058
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 2041
Learn how GE, Allied Signal, Motorola, and other top companies created a Six Sigma organization In Executing Six Sigma, bestselling author George Eckes delivers lessons on how you can effectively incorporate Six Sigma into your organization's DNA and execute initiatives throughout the company. Detailing the business solutions and leadership skills needed to create a Six Sigma company, Eckes discusses: The characteristics of top Six Sigma leaders including Larry Bossidy, Jeff Immelt, and James McNerney, among others Guidelines for doing Six Sigma right from GE, Allied Signal, Motorola, 3M, and others Management dos and don'ts on everything from linking Six Sigma to the company's strategic goals to creating a Six Sigma culture

    • Business & Economics

Ruthless Execution

How Business Leaders Manage Through Turbulent Times
Author: Amir Hartman,Craig LeGrande
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 013341082X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
View: 2943
Today's business leaders are confronted with a variety of obstacles that threaten their very survival. To survive and thrive, the modern manager must know how to lead through adversity while preparing their companies for a new era of success. In Ruthless Execution, Amir Hartman and Craig LeGrande identify the primary approaches and techniques that keep companies from falling prey to the myriad of corporate, economic, and market challenges faced by organizations around the world. In the second edition of this book, managers and executives will learn when and how to recalibrate the balance between performance and growth; how to define a coherent, tightly-drawn business philosophy that maps to specific actions; new ways to promote accountability and business alignment; and how to use performance metrics without burying people in meaningless trivia. The authors give practical advice on how to develop stronger critical capabilities for understanding and managing complexity. This fully updated edition offers new techniques for thriving despite adversity and features new examples and cases illustrating the challenges faced by the modern global organization.

    • Education

Managing the Big Picture in Colleges and Universities

From Tactics to Strategy
Author: Richard L. Alfred
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275985288
Category: Education
Page: 275
View: 1873
In the past, colleges and universities relied on "small picture" tactics to determine insititutional direction. Even now, many institutions are missing a "big picture" approach to leadership and management. In an environment where business continues to aggressively optimize the opportunities it sees in higher education, institutional leaders must adopt a more strategic approach to guiding colleges and universities into the future. Strategy must become an essential part of the organizational architecture of every college and university.

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Fit for Growth

A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal
Author: Couto,Deniz Caglar,John Plansky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119268532
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 7000
A practical approach to business transformation Fit for Growth* is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. Examples from Strategy&’s hundreds of clients illustrate successful transformation on the ground, and illuminate how senior and middle managers are able to take ownership and even thrive during difficult periods of transition. Throughout the Fit for Growth process, the focus is on maintaining consistent high-value performance while enabling fundamental change. Strategy& has helped major clients around the globe achieve significant and sustained results with its research-backed approach to restructuring and cost reduction. This book provides practical guidance for leveraging that expertise to make the choices that allow companies to: Achieve growth while reducing costs Manage transformation and transition productively Create lasting competitive advantage Deliver reliable, high-value performance Sustainable success is founded on efficiency and high performance. Companies are always looking to do more with less, but their efforts often work against them in the long run. Total business transformation requires total buy-in, and it entails a series of decisions that must not be made lightly. The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right. *Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& Inc. in the United States

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The Innovator's DNA

Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
Author: Jeff Dyer,Hal Gregersen,Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 142214271X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 7647
A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation. In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group—the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting. Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self-assessment for rating your own innovator’s DNA), the authors explain how to generate ideas, collaborate to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout the organization to result in a competitive edge. This innovation advantage will translate into a premium in your company’s stock price—an innovation premium—which is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization’s people, processes, and guiding philosophies. Practical and provocative, The Innovator’s DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.

    • Technology & Engineering

Purposely Profitable

Embedding Sustainability into the DNA of Food Processing and other Businesses
Author: Brett Wills
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118978145
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 184
View: 8195
Competing and winning in todayï¿1⁄2s competitive marketplace requires a strategy that includes sustainability. Business leaders who embrace it and convey a strong sense of purpose behind their strategy are propelling their organizations into revenue-increasing, cost-reducing outcomes. Purposely Profitable: Embedding Sustainability into the DNA of Food Processing and other Businesses provides a proven, step-by-step methodology for integrating sustainability into the strategic plan to develop a strategy that is sustainable and aligned to a greater purpose. This book notably includes the following: A primer on Sustainability that defines Sustainable Business and presents the Business Case for Sustainability What is an organizational purpose and why is it so important in todayï¿1⁄2s competitive marketplace Step by step instructions, supported by a case study, for developing each component of the strategic plan (Purpose, Vision, Strategic Pillars, KPIï¿1⁄2s, Goals, Programs Action Plans, and Tactical Execution) A suite of tools and resources to support the development and execution of the strategic plan Scientists and managers in the global food supply chain, sustainability professionals, researchers, students, regulators, executives and business owners will come to learn and understand a powerful system for developing a strategy that is sustainable in order to maximize organizational performance.

    • Business & Economics


How to Keep What's Good, Fix What's Wrong, and Unlock Great Performance
Author: Bruce A. Pasternack,Gary L. Neilson
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307337316
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 4984
Every company has a personality. Does yours help or hinder your results? Does it make you fit for growth? Find out by taking the quiz that’s helped 50,000 people better understand their organizations at OrgDNA.com and to learn more about Organizational DNA. Just as you can understand an individual’s personality, so too can you understand a company’s type—what makes it tick, what’s good and bad about it. Results explains why some organizations bob and weave and roll with the punches to consistently deliver on commitments and produce great results, while others can’t leave their corner of the ring without tripping on their own shoelaces. Gary Neilson and Bruce Pasternack help you identify which of the seven company types you work for—and how to keep what’s good and fix what’s wrong. You’ll feel the shock of recognition (“That’s me, that’s my company”) as you find out whether your organization is: • Passive-Aggressive (“everyone agrees, smiles, and nods, but nothing changes”): entrenched underground resistance makes getting anything done like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall • Fits-and-Starts (“let 1,000 flowers bloom”): filled with smart people pulling in different directions • Outgrown (“the good old days meet a brave new world”): reacts slowly to market developments, since it’s too hard to run new ideas up the flagpole • Overmanaged (“we’re from corporate and we’re here to help”): more reporting than working, as managers check on their subordinates’ work so they can in turn report to their bosses • Just-in-Time (“succeeding, but by the skin of our teeth”): can turn on a dime and create real breakthroughs but also tends to burn out its best and brightest • Military Precision (“flying in formation”): executes brilliant strategies but usually does not deal well with events not in the playbook • Resilient (“as good as it gets”): flexible, forward-looking, and fun; bounces back when it hits a bump in the road and never, ever rests on its laurels For anyone who’s ever said, “Wow, that’s a great idea, but it’ll never happen here” or “Whew, we pulled it off again, but I’m tired of all this sprinting,” Results provides robust, practical ideas for becoming and remaining a resilient business. Also available as an eBook From the Hardcover edition.

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Executing Your Strategy

How to Break it Down and Get it Done
Author: Mark Morgan,Raymond E. Levitt,William A. Malek
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
View: 1113
Ninety percent of businesses still fail to execute their strategies because their leaders do not understand how to break each strategy down into groups of activities and sequences of events that drive the company steadily toward its desired goal. Beyond that, managers often fail to prioritize these activities, assign responsibility for them, and decide on measures of their success. The authors argue that successful project design translates into successful strategic execution and that projects provide the critical link between knowing the strategy and living into it.

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Strategy Execution Heroes

Author: Jeroen De Flander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789081487313
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
View: 5444
Strategy Execution is no longer 'the gap nobody knows', the title of the first chapter of the best-seller 'Execution'. Thanks to the authors Bossidy and Charan, Strategy Execution pioneers Kaplan and Norton, several leading articles in respected business magazines such as The Harvard Business Review and a host of research, organisations have become very aware that much great strategy is lost before it's turned into performance mainly as a result of poor execution skills. The performance gap is known. And it's time for companies to close it. This book will help you get the job done. 'Strategy Execution Heroes' will help you to: 1. Approach Strategy Execution from a manager's perspective. 2. Align individual and organisational performance in a simple, easy-to-communicate, sexy Strategy Execution framework. 3. Communicate your strategy effectively. 4. Set great objectives for yourself and your team members. 5. Coach others through the implementation maze. 6. Simplify your Strategy Execution process. 7. Select, manage and deliver your strategic initiatives. 8. Set up a development platform to boost the execution skills of others in the organisation. 9. Turn Strategy Execution into a competitive advantage. In short, 'Strategy Execution Heroes' will help you get the execution job done. Don't expect complex theories or fancy words. This book gets right to the point and won't waste your time. It will boost your learning with 250+ practical tips revealed by senior executives from BT, Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin, eBay and many others. It will inspire your thinking with useful insights from top experts such as Sir John Whitmore, Dr Peter Scott-Morgan and Prof Vincent Lion. And it will put your action plan on the right track with 27 valuable downloads. So whether you are a future manager preparing for the challenge or an experienced senior executive, get ready to boost your execution skills. Become a Strategy Execution hero and turn your great strategy into great performance.

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The Barcelona Way

Unlocking the DNA of a Winning Culture
Author: Damian Hughes
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509804412
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
View: 8633
FC Barcelona are one of the most successful football clubs in the world. In the four years that Pep Guardiola was in charge they won fourteen of a possible nineteeen trophies – a success rate never matched. However, what makes FC Barcelona unique is the winning culture that has delivered sustained success for much longer than the customary four-year cycle of an elite team. Lying at the very heart of their success is how they deal with people and the care and attention given to the environment in which those people are nurtured: practices which are of equal relevance to all organizations trying to channel the activities of their talented individuals for the corporate good. In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Damian Hughes reveals the key principles that have defined FC Barcelona’s success and shows how the DNA of a winning team can be successfully applied to any working environment, with dramatic results. They are: Big Picture, Arc of Change, Repetition, Cultural Architects, Authentic Leadership. These are the same principles that are adhered to in successful working environments across any industry. Drawing on interviews with key architects of the culture, as well as his own extensive experience as a sports psychologist working with leading sports and business institutions, Damian Hughes provides unique insights into the crucial issues confronting the modern corporate environment, and shows how the lessons learnt at FC Barcelona can also be applied to develop your own winning culture.

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The Four

The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
Author: Scott Galloway
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213658
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 310
View: 2474
In his highly provocative first book, Scott Galloway pulls back the curtain on exactly how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google built their massive empires. While the media spins tales about superior products and designs, and the power of technological innovation, Galloway exposes the truth: none of these four are first movers technologically - they've either copied, stolen, or acquired their ideas. Readers will come away with fresh, game -changing insights about what it takes to win in today's economy. Print run 125,000.

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Strategic Management

Concepts and Cases
Author: Arthur A. Thompson,Alonzo J. Strickland
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780072443714
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 787
View: 2994
Thompson and Strickland's, Strategic Management, has always included the most recent research in strategy in a way that students can understand and apply it to business cases and problems. In addition, Thompson offers more coverage of strategy implementation than most other texts, which many instructors think is critical if students are to understand the “how” and not just the “what” and “why”. Thompson’s coverage of Michael Porter’s classic 5-forces model is clearer and more detailed than in other texts, according to reviewers. With this edition the market leader looks better than ever before, offering a new 4-color design, improved writing style, and two new chapters on global and e-commerce strategy. The Thompson and Strickland cases have always been another strong selling point. Over the years, this author team has developed a great network of case authors and is able to select from the cream of the crop. And, having taught the course themselves for many years, they are very experienced in selecting the types of cases that will spark student interest and generate lively classroom discussions. Many of the cases reflect high profile companies, products, and people that students will have heard of, know about from personal experience, or can easily identify with. The new case line-up features an exciting collection of dot.com/New Economy companies. Cases are further selected to highlight other critical types of business and trends, such as non-U.S. companies, globalization, cross-cultural situations, relatively small, entrepreneurial firms, non-profit organizations, and more.

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Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators

From Idea to Execution
Author: Vijay Govindarajan,Chris Trimble
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422148084
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 8189
Even world-class companies, with powerful and proven business models, eventually discover limits to growth. That's what makes emerging high-growth industries so attractive. Although they lack a proven formula for making a profit, these industries represent huge opportunities for the companies that are fast enough and smart enough. But constructing tomorrow's businesses while simultaneously sustaining excellence in today's, demands a delicate balance. It is a quest fraught with contradiction and paradox. Until now, there has been little practical guidance. Based on an in-depth, multiyear research study of innovative initiatives at ten large corporations, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble identify three central challenges: forgetting yesterday's successful processes and practices; borrowing selected resources from the core business; and learning how the new business can succeed. The authors make recommendations regarding staffing, leadership roles, reporting relationships, process design, planning, performance assessment, incentives, cultural norms, and much more. Breakthrough growth opportunities can make or break companies and careers. Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators is every leader's guide to execution in unexplored territory.

Scaling Up

How a Few Companies Make It... and Why the Rest Don't
Author: Verne Harnish
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780986019593
Page: N.A
View: 7935
It's been over a decade since Verne Harnish's best-selling book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits was first released. Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't is the first major revision of this business classic. In Scaling Up, Harnish and his team share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. These approaches have been honed from over three decades of advising tens of thousands of CEOs and executives and helping them navigate the increasing complexities (and weight) that come with scaling up a venture. This book is written so everyone -- from frontline employees to senior executives -- can get aligned in contributing to the growth of a firm. There's no reason to do it alone, yet many top leaders feel like they are the ones dragging the rest of the organization up the S-curve of growth. The goal of this book is to help you turn what feels like an anchor into wind at your back -- creating a company where the team is engaged; the customers are doing your marketing; and everyone is making money. To accomplish this, Scaling Up focuses on the four major decision areas every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash. The book includes a series of new one-page tools including the updated One-Page Strategic Plan and the Rockefeller Habits ChecklistTM, which more than 40,000 firms around the globe have used to scale their companies successfully -- many to $1 billion and beyond.Running a business is ultimately about freedom. Scaling Up shows business leaders how to get their organizations moving in sync to create something significant and enjoy the ride.