Title Shift
Subtitle A New Mindset for Sustainable Execution
Author M. Kathryn Brohman, Eileen Brown, Jim McSheffrey
ISBN 9781487503789
List price USD 32.95
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 184
Book size 159 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Toronto Press
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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“This book is an excellent reading on best execution practices for any leaders in the private or public sector that are aiming at a successful strategy delivery. A fresh approach to unleashing both organizational and leadership capabilities!”

Stephane Cousineau, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate services, shared Services Canada

“A straight-forward, common sense approach to building organization muscle and capability. The concept and flow of structurer rhythm and awareness is a powerful explanation how organizations and teams can achieve sustainable execution.”

David Cyr, Senior VP of Technology and Operations, Royal Bank of Canada

“Such a timely and compelling read for organizations who are transforming, disrupting the status quo and challenged with sustaining the organizational energy needed to raise the bar.”

Peter Taylor, President at Keywork Labs Inc., Keywork Labs Inc.

“A straight-forward and simple approach to the illusive art of execution with what barriers may be getting in the way.”

Nick Chan, Senior Director, Industrial Services and Support, Molson Coors

“A very practical recipe for companies looking to dramatically improve their ability to execute sustainably”.

Celso Mello, Chief Information Office, Reliance Comfort LP

“Through four key mindset “Shifts”, an insightful guide is provided to business managers who want to set their departments up for future success, by focusing their organizational energy against enabling the purposeful execution of their business strategy.”

David Markwell, Sr Vice President Information Technology, Loblaw Companies Limited


Organizations all too often create impressive strategies but fail at implementing them. Based on research with over 750 organizations, SHIFT conceptualizes execution with energy management in mind to offer discrete capabilities that will help leaders “shift” into more sustainable and dynamic execution practices. With the importance of orchestrating balance between stability and flexibility at the core, SHIFT is written in four parts - identifying execution barriers, filling gaps, removing distractions, and differentiating execution leaders that are capable of driving improvement.

Most novel is the introduction of a performance indicator, called the Cost of Execution (COx), that quantifies execution capabilities and challenges. SHIFT includes real case studies and describes a comprehensive approach that will help organizations satisfy the business demands of today and adapt to embrace the challenges of tomorrow.


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Part One: Identifying Execution Barriers

Chapter 1: A New Mindset for Execution

Chapter 2: Cost of Execution (COx)

Part Two: Filling the Gaps

Chapter 3: Shift Resources to Build Capacity

Chapter 4: Shift Alignment to Generate Momentum

Part Three: Removing Distractions

Chapter 5: Shift Collaboration to Promote Synergy

Chapter 6: Shift Aptitude to Sustain Focus

Part Four: The Sustainable Execution Leader

Chapter 7: The Role of Leadership in Sustainable Execution






About the Authors:

M. Kathryn Brohman, an Associate Professor at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, conducts leading-edge research in strategy execution and shares her expertise across a variety of executive education and MBA programs.
Eileen Brown is an accomplished executive with a proven track record for transformative execution in operations, supply chain, acquisitions, and IT with companies such as IBM, Celestica and BlackBerry.
Jim McSheffrey spent his career at 3M and held senior executive roles, including President and General Manager of 3M Canada, and Managing Director of both 3M UK and 3M China.

Target Audience:

This book is an insightful guide to business managers who want to set their departments up for future success, by focusing their organizational energy against enabling the purposeful execution of their business strategy. Also useful for people interested in business management, leadership, strategic management and innovation.

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