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Ruthless Consistency Book Summary

Implement Positive, Lasting Change

According to Harvard Business Review, “most studies still show a 60–70 percent failure rate for organizational change projects––a statistic that has stayed constant from the 1970s to the present.” When all is said and done, a lot more gets said than done.

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In Ruthless Consistency, author Michael Canic identifies the three surprising reasons most strategic change initiatives fail: Leaders unwittingly send mixed messages that demotivate their people and undermine those initiatives. Leaders focus on what they do instead of what their people experience. Leaders are not as committed as they think they are or need to be. The antidote to these problems? Ruthless consistency.

Following this principle, Canic introduces an intuitive yet comprehensive model for success. Simply put, leaders who develop the right focus, create the right environment, and build the right team––consistently––are leaders whose organizations win. Ruthless Consistency is a must-read for every leader who wants to implement change successfully.

In the Soundview Summary of Ruthless Consistency, you will learn:

  • Three principles you need to succeed.
  • How to stop strategic planning and embrace strategic management.
  • How to be a coach, not just a manager.
  • How to overcome the three enemies that undermine commitment.
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