Here is the fundamental problem: people think of execution as the tactical side of business, something leaders delegate while they focus on the perceived “bigger” issues. This idea is completely wrong. Execution is not just tactics—it is a discipline and a system. It has to be built into a company’s strategy, its goals, and its culture. And the leader of the organization must be deeply engaged in it. He cannot delegate its substance. Many business leaders spend vast amounts of time learning and promulgating the latest management techniques. But their failure to understand and practice...
The gap nobody knows is the gap between what a company’s leaders want to achieve and the ability of their organization to achieve it.
execution is a systematic way of exposing reality and acting on it.
the people process, the strategy process, and the operations process.