Six Disciplines Execution Revolution

Solving the One Business Problem That Makes Solving All Other Problems Easier

by Gary Harpst

Number of pages: 208

Publisher: Six Disciplines Publishing

BBB Library: Operations Management

ISBN: 9780981641102

About the Author

Gary Harpst is a dynamic and insightful public speaker who challenges and motivates his audiences. His presentations weave together the principles and strategies which are the foundation of the Six Disciplines™ Methodology, with humor, wisdom, energy, and incisive anecdotes from his many years of business management experience.


Editorial Review

This book is all about showing you what a well run company looks like when it has the right processes in place to communicate with its staff, its customers, its suppliers and shareholders, that is the six disciplines for excellence .

Book Reviews

"Gary Harpst led Solomon Software for 20 years and invented the Six Disciples strategy methodology in an earlier book, Six Disciplines for Excellence." David Mays

".. the greatest value of this book is derived from the clarity, concision, and precision with which Harpst "nails the basics" in terms of how to formulate an appropriate strategy, with its primary objective to solve an organization's most serious problem .."Examiner

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