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Book details for Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right Buy Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right
Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right
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Lawrence A. Bossidy Ram Charan

Management Skills

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Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right

Brief description of Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right

Confronting Reality will change the way you think about and run your business. It is the first book that shows how to connect the big picture of the new era of business with the nitty-gritty of what to do about it. Through a completely new way to understand and use the business model as the primary tool for confronting reality—a breakthrough that will become the management innovation of this decade—you’ll know sooner rather than later whether your fundamental business premise is under assault, where your best opportunities lie, what you should change and what you should leave alone, and how to realistically plan the future of your business.The fundamentals of how a business makes money are being rapidly and permanently altered by sweeping structural changes. With their extraordinary depth and breadth of experience, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan are the ideal guides for everyone—entrepreneur, mid-level manager, or CEO—about what is to be done so you can get things right in this challenging, radically changed world. They start by showing you how to understand the most fundamental element of any business: whether you can realistically make the money you hope to in the game you’re playing. Bossidy and Charan show how to use the business model to develop a robust, reality-based process for thinking about the speci?cs of your business in a holistic way. They show how to tie together the financial targets you must meet, the external realities you face, and internal activities such as strategy development, operating tactics, and selection and development of people.Through the lens of the business model, as well as the skillful use of initiatives and development of people with the right leadership characteristics, you’ll see how Robert Nardelli at Home Depot, Jim McNerney at 3M, Dick Harrington at the Thomson Corporation, Michael Wisbrun at KLM, Joseph Tucci at EMC, and John Chambers at Cisco confronted reality. Whether they faced crisis or opportunity, all made the right kinds of changes through a combination of business savvy (the art of understanding the fundamentals driving a business) and business model thinking.

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PublisherCrown Business
Release date10/2004
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EditionHardcover
List price$27.5
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Confronting Reality: In their new book, bestselling authors Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan examine the fortunes of EMC, among others, to show that many disasters result from the failure of key executives to face facts. (@ Fortune)
When all else fails, try dealing with reality.: Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan confront the world as it is. (@ Words on Words)
Get Back to Reality: Amazon.com Interviews with Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan (@ Amazon)
HBSWK Book Report: Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right: Book review @ Harvard Business School Working Knowledge (@ HBS Working Knowledge)
Book on Strategy in Business: The book gets to the heart of strategy in business by tying in financial targets with strategy development, operating tactics, and selection and development of people (@ About.com)
Jack Covert Selects--Confronting Reality: It looks to me that these guys have done it again and created a potential business classic (@ 800ceoread.com)
Confronting Reality Isn't As Easy As It Seems: Bossidy says that businesses can't grow until they make an effort to deal with market difficulties. (@ Optimize Magazine)

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