Q&A Larry Bossidy On Execution

Bossidy, the veteran chairman of Honeywell, was struck that among the shelves of business books published each year on strategy and leadership, none focused on the subject that obsesses successful executives: the essential grunt work of delivering results. So with consultant Ram Charan, Bossidy wrote Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (Crown Business). Bossidy discussed the book with TIME's Andrea Sachs:

Q: How important was execution to your career?

A: I'm an impatient person, and I get more satisfaction from seeing things get done than I do about philosophizing or building sand castles. Many people regard execution as detail work...

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