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The 10th anniversary edition of the leadership classic

The surprisingly common-sense approach to leading a global company, based on a theoretical framework first used by the 19th-century Prussian army.

For over a decade, the approach known as 'mission command' has been taught at the leading HULT Ashridge International Business School and has been applied in transforming businesses as diverse as pharmaceuticals and F1 racing.

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 highly practical. 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 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2010 Stephen Bungay (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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No action in the Art of Action

The author just drags the narrative on and on. Does he ever get to the point?

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strategies from the Past presented in new century.

an excellent argument for leading by intent and the positive outcomes in doing so balanced against the need to be flexible in where the decisions and action really takes place.