Bungay, S. (2011) The story of Rome, Corporate Research Forum Conference, Rome, October
The distinction between 'managers' and 'leaders' has generated much debate in the business world. Stephen Bungay defines the difference between the two terms, and, drawing on lessons from the military, proposes a third concept - command - which is essential for providing the direction of an organisation's activities.
Bungay, S. (2011) Perspectives - Stephen Bungay, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Summer, pp. 34 - 39
Dr Stephen Bungay draws on the teachings of a 19th Century Prussian general to offer a solution to the 21st Century management issue of turning strategy into action. He explains the critical role of the commander's intent
Bungay, S. (2011) Strategy as Intent: An Old Solution to a Modern Problem, CriticalEYE REVIEW: The Journal of Europe's Centre for Business Leaders, May 2011
The art of translating top management's aspirations into concrete action on the ground
Bungay, S. (2011) How to Make The Most of Your Company's Strategy, Harvard Business Review, January-February.
At its most simple, executing strategy is about planning what to do in order to achieve certain outcomes. The challenge is often making sure that the actions we have planned are actually carried out until the desired outcomes are achieved.
Bungay, S. (2010) , The Discipline of Execution, www.the-chwiefexecutive.com, 9 December
Executing strategy is an enduring management problem. Stephen Bungay finds a fresh approach from an unexpected source. The Art of Action provides managers with a way of overcoming the carriers to doing what they need to do to achieve success in the complex, unpreditable environment of modern business.
Bungay, S. (2010) The Art of Action: How leaders close the gaps between plans, actions and results, Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Bungay, S., (2010) Two programmes in the series Battle of Britain, aired on BBC1 and BBC4
Bungay, S. (2009) Learning from Rommel, (In Danish) Berlingske Nyhedsmagasin, No.34, November
Organisations fail if they are not fit for purpose. In this article, Stephen Bungay argues that some public sector organisations are caught between two typologies, and suggests ways in which the conflict arising from this positioning can be resolved so that chameleon organisations can replace hybrids.
Bungay, S. (2008) The public sector in an age of convergence, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Autumn, pp. 25 - 32
Bungay, S. (2005) The Road to Mission Command: The Genesis of a Command Philosophy, British Army Review, No. 137, Summer, pp. 22 - 29
Bungay, S. (2005) Achieving Project Foresight, RUSI Defence Management Conference, Chairman, Executive Panel
Campbell, A. & Bungay, S. (2005) Making Strategy Happen, Ashridge Open Day
Bungay, S. (2005) Command or Control? Leadership in the Battle of Britain, in Air Force Leadership: Beyond Command?, Royal Air Force Leadership Centre publication, Chapter 6, p. 115
Stephen Bungay is a Director of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre. A former Vice President of The Boston Consulting Group, he is the author of The Most Dangerous Enemy. He is currently working on a book on the value of mission command in business. In this article he identifies four barriers to successful execution of business strategy and how they many be responsible for the patchy implementation of Smart Acquisition.
Bungay, S. (2005) Thinking Smart, Acting Smart: Some Reflections on Project Delivery, RUSI Defence Systems, Winter/Spring, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 56 - 59
Bungay, S. (2005) Command or Control, Leadership Conference, RAF Hendon, July
Stephen Bungay and Damian McKinney illustrate how an operating model derived from military practice can supply the crucial missing link between plans, actions and outcomes in business organisations.
Bungay, S. & McKinney, D. (2005) Mission Leadership - the missing link, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Autumn, pp. 14 - 19
Bungay, S. (2005) A programme in the series Battlefield Detectives made by Granada for The History Channel (due to be screened globally from Autumn 2005)
Bungay, S. (2005) A programme in the series Nation on Film for BBC2 & BBC4, May 2005
Bungay, A. (2004) Local Heroes, BBC West Midlands, March
Bungay, S. (2004) Bomber Crew RDF Media, screened on Channel 4, November / December.
Bungay, S. (2004) Spitfire Ace RDF Media, screened on Channel 4, January
Campbell, A., Goold, M., Bungay, S. & Scott, M. (2004) Chief Executives Workshop, London, 25 February
Amid the increasingly murky world of corporate uncertainty and instability, Stephen Bungay and Damian McKinney believe that military inspirations can provide the clarity required to turn ideas into action.
Bungay, S. (2003) Mission Leadership, Directions - The Ashridge Journal, Spring, pp. 4 - 9
Bungay, S. (2003) A programme on The Battle of Britain for the Canadian History Channel
Bungay, S. (2002) Alamein, Aurum Press Ltd.
Bungay, S. (2000) The Most Dangerous Enemy, Aurum Press Ltd.
Bungay, S. & Goold, M. (1991) Creating a Strategic Control System, Long Range Planning, Vol 24, No 3
Bungay, S. (1984) Beauty and Truth - A Study of Hegel's Aesthetics, OUP