The Art of Action - Stephen Bungay

title: The Art of Action subtitle: How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results author: Stephen Bungay authors: Stephen Bungay category: Business & Economics publisher: Hachette UK total_page: 304 cover_url: http://books.google.com/books/content?id=QgV9DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1&edge=curl&source=gbs_api cover_small_url: http://books.google.com/books/content?id=QgV9DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl&source=gbs_api publish_date: 2011-02-16 description: What do you want me to do? This question is the enduring management issue, a perennial problem that Stephen Bungay shows has an old solution that is counter-intuitive and yet common sense. The Art of Action is a thought-provoking and fresh look at how managers can turn planning into execution, and execution into results. Drawing on his experience as a consultant, senior manager and a highly respected military historian, Stephen Bungay takes a close look at the nineteenth-century Prussian Army, which built its agility on the initiative of its highly empowered junior officers, to show business leaders how they can build more effective, productive organizations. Based on a theoretical framework which has been tested in practice over 150 years, Bungay shows how the approach known as ‘mission command’ has been applied in businesses as diverse as pharmaceuticals and F1 racing today. The Art of Action is scholarly but engaging, rigorous but pragmatic, and shows how common sense can sometimes be surprising. link: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=QgV9DAAAQBAJ preview_link: http://books.google.de/books?id=QgV9DAAAQBAJ&pg=PT1&dq=The+Art+of+Action&hl=&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=6&source=gbs_api isbn13: 9781857884647 isbn10: 1857884647

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