From the Book 'Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective
Execution and Change'. Many managers are comfortable
planning, but lag when it comes to actually putting the
plan into action. This chapter explains why execution is
even more important than planning, and how you can put
your plan into motion more quickly and efficiently.
Execution is critical to success. Execution represents a
disciplined process or a logical set of connected
activities that enables an organization to take a
strategy and make it work. Without a careful, planned
approach to execution, strategic goals cannot be
attained. Developing such a logical approach, however,
represents a formidable challenge to management.