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Jim Johnson Rates “Execution” 3 out of 5 butterflies. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done is written by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, and Charles Burck.  The focus of this book is squarely on how senior executive management should execute their strategic and tactical business plans. Bossidy, a seasoned veteran from General Electric and Allied Signal, brings practical advice coupled with real events during his fine career as examples of how and how not to get things done. Charan adds much color with his advice, based on a wider range of companies through his consulting practice. Burck is basically the writer and adds the literary element to the book. Essentially this book was written by CEOs for CEOs or aspiring CEOs. Project managers will be hard-pressed to find anything useful in this book to make their projects more successful. The real takeaway from this book is for senior executives on how to build a performance culture. The lesson in this book for a project manager is how creates and maintain an ecosystem that is friendly to a project management culture. The trio tells us that selecting the right people for the right job is vital for the organization's success. This is true for projects as well and is sage advice.

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Bookworms is a group of Standish and non-Standish contributors that like to read books and who spends a lot of time reading and studying. Bookworms provide reviews with a rating from 5 (best) to 1 (worst) butterflies. The rating is based on the value of the information to project managers, sponsors, and the general success of projects. Bookworms include Jim Johnson, Mark Snow, Jennifer Lynch, and Jim Crear.
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