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The Art of Action by Stephen Bungay

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Making Strategy Happen

Stephen is Programme Director of the Making Strategy Happen open programme at Ashridge Business School.

Strategic Decisions

Stephen teaches on the Strategic Decisions open programme at Ashridge Business School.

How Leaders Close the Gaps Between Plans, Actions and Outcomes

The Art of Action

Executing strategy is an enduring management problem. Stephen Bungay finds a fresh approach from an unexpected source. Some military practices developed at a time before management theory went down a problematic path offer a way of overcoming the gaps between plans, actions and outcomes which frustrate effective execution.

By using engaging stories, the author explains how to turn some effective, common sense approaches to setting direction, communication and empowerment into common practice.

In rediscovering an old solution to a current problem, The Art of Action provides managers with a way of overcoming the barriers to doing what they need to do to achieve success in the complex, unpredictable environment of modern business.

Stephen Bungay discusses the Art of Action

"The Art of Action is the strategic handbook for today built on the insights of yesterday. This will be compulsory reading for all of my unit heads."

Eliot Forster, CEO, Solace Pharmaceuticals

"This is not just another book about strategy. The Art of Action is the 're-engineering the corporation' of the 21st centrury. I intend to send a copy to all my clients."

Aidan Walsh , Partner, Ernst & Young

Stephen Bungay

Ashridge Strategic Management Centre

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