Just do it? What is running interference with “getting it done” for you?

Nike is famous for its mantra, “Just do it.” While this is a good marketing slogan it is a lousy mantra for execution in business! One of the critical success factors to effectiveness in every organization is of course execution – getting it done. At 1-degree, we are believers in the old adage of, “work smarter, not harder.” We define execution as: “Getting the right things done, by the right people, for the right reasons.” This is not as catchy a phrase as Nike’s, although we feel it is a more helpful mantra for business leaders. […]