October 19, 2005

News & Opinion: The Art of Execution

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:26 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

At your company, what is the time ratio of brainstorming vs. executing ideas? It's easy to get caught up in the brainstorming process. The next rut: agreeing to do something without plans to implement it. The art of follow-through is where many leaders are lacking.
Earlier this week, Tom Peters posted a blog entry on executing ideas. The entry referenced the book Execution.
The idea presented in the book:
More time is spent on creating ideas and not enough time is spent implementing them.
It's definitely a true review of what happens in many companies. Ideas are great; they're even better when they're put into practice.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.