“Do you need to get more done? Are you looking for a deep-dive on how to increase your results without spending more time to do it? Then I suggest you read this book. It will give you the tools you need as a leader to get more done yourself and through others. Laura Stack really is the ‘Productivity Pro.’”

— Mark Sanborn,
President, Sanborn & Associates, Inc.
An idea studio for leadership development
Author, You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader

“Stack has captured in this book what those select few great leaders know – you cannot strategize your way to greatness. You execute your way there! Better still, she has distilled HOW to actually improve execution into understandable themes and practical advice for getting it done. A must read for anyone who wants better results!”

— Peter Sheahan,
President, ChangeLabs

“Laura Stack understands that all the planning in the world is useless unless you actually get the job done. Execution IS the Strategy is a how-to for leaders who are serious about results. Make time to read this book—then thank Laura for all the time you save on future projects!”

— Harvey Mackay,
Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

“Leadership makes the difference in every walk of life. Laura Stack delivers an insightful and witty approach for us to assess ourselves as executors. Execution IS the Strategy is a powerful formula to crack the code and turn the table on strategic planning.”

— Alan J. Maxwell,
Head of Global HR Transformation, Lockheed Martin, USA

“Ideas and inspiration without execution leads to delusion and defeat. I agree, Execution IS the Strategy. Borrow from Laura Stack’s 22 years of execution excellence to create your culture of high-performance and BIG RESULTS.”

— Darren Hardy,
Publisher & Founding Editor, SUCCESS magazine
N.Y. Times Bestselling Author of The Compound Effect

“Strategy, operations, and execution are parts of the same dynamic process. Execution IS the Strategy provides concrete direction on how to L-E-A-D (Leverage, Environment, Alignment, Drive) the process more efficiently. Personally, I’m working on the paradox between tenacity and letting go, and Stack’s tongue-in-check question asking if a 16- hour workday is enough really challenged me. Her great book addresses every leader’s unique execution challenges!”

— Jennifer Colosimo,
Vice President of Wisdom, DaVita Healthcare Partners
Co-author of Great Work, Great Career with Stephen R. Covey

“Execution IS the Strategy is THE HANDBOOK for leaders! In my work of developing high potential leaders, their biggest failures come when they are not able to achieve execution results for their projects and thus fail in their leadership efforts. Laura’s newest book, in a series of successes, helps leaders diagnose and execute with exceptional results. I recommend this book to all leaders who want better results. It may force the leader to admit that, at times, they are the stumbling block rather than the stepping stone. This book builds great leaders with the ability to turn at the speed of now.”

— Jeff Bettinger,
Director of Leadership and Organizational Development, Petco

“A fresh take from Laura Stack on how to blow up obstacles to efficient execution. If you want your employees and teams to be more productive, read this book!”

— Randy Gage,
Author of the New York Times bestseller, Risky Is the New Safe

“Laura Stack is at it again. The ‘Productivity Pro’ has written a new book chocked full of helpful ideas intended to assist leaders everywhere in their on-going efforts to get things done—to execute—more effectively. As long as leaders are measured on what we get done and the difference our efforts make to our followers, organizations, industries, and society in general, tools such as Execution IS the Strategy: How Leaders Achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time will be in great demand. I encourage you to take two major steps toward enhanced execution today—first buy—then read Execution IS the Strategy.”

— Phillip Van Hooser,
Speaker, Trainer, and Author of Leaders Ought To Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership

“Laura’s all about saving time, and in this book she makes a convincing case that long-term strategic plans don’t work well with today’s business conditions. Effective performance comes from being able to seize opportunities and act on ideas. The truly productive manager doesn’t have her meetings planned for the next 6 months; she has the capacity to be ready for anything.”

— Laura Vanderkam,
Author, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

“Herb Kelleher, the co-founder and former CEO of Southwest Airlines, once said, ‘We have a strategic plan. We do things.’ When Laura Stack writes a book, it’s not just for the purpose of getting us to think (which it will). It’s for the purpose of getting us to actually ‘do things.’ Without execution, our ideas are worthless. Without execution, our plans have no value. In this book, Laura not only inspires action, but gives us incredibly practical guidelines for the effective execution of ideas that will drive positive results.”

— Joe Calloway,
Author, Be The Best At What Matters Most

“Results rule, and this book encourages you to re-evaluate your way of thinking to achieve goals in an efficient and effective manner. Your planning can be lengthy and thorough, but any measure of success lies in the results. Maximize your execution efforts through these proven strategies!”

— Dr. Nido Qubein,
President, High Point University
Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co.

“Laura Stack has been teaching professionals how to be more productive and efficient for over 20 years. Her newest book elevates her concepts to the leadership level and shows you how to empower your team members to efficiently execute your strategic priorities. Don’t just read this book – execute the ideas inside this book. You will be glad you did!”

— Shep Hyken,
New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Amazement Revolution

“In today’s business environment, there’s barely enough time to stop and take a breath anymore—much less much less implement a strategic plan that may be stale before it’s a month old. In Execution IS the Strategy, Laura Stack shows leaders how to shift strategic course quickly and turn on a dime. Learn to lean on your team members and make solid, reliable decisions to best execute your priorities and get things done.”

— Eric Chester,
Author, On Fire at Work: How Great Leaders Ignite Passion without Burning People Out

“Laura Stack goes beyond the to-do list and good intentions to a strategic approach for execution. If you follow her advice, you will have no excuses to move forward on needed changes. Laura’s straightforward approach will make you a more successful leader.”

— Lisa Ford,
Author and speaker on helping companies create customer-focused cultures

“In a world of speed, noise, and change, we don’t need more tips and tricks; we need execution. In this book Laura shows you how to throw out the strategies of old and get focused on the things that will drive your business forward.”

— Rory Vaden,
Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting
New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs

“As the edge of competition gets ever sharper, entrepreneurs seek an advantage to gain the market lead. The #1 Productivity Pro, Laura Stack, and her newest book, Execution IS the Strategy: How Leaders Achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time offers practical, obtainable, effective tips to ensure competitive success and a roadmap to gain the best and most superior outcomes. I wouldn’t want to try to navigate the intense marketplace without it. Nor should you.”

— Tim Jackson, CMP, CAE,
President/CEO, Colorado Automobile Dealers Association

“How often do you sit around your corporate c-suite and wish you simply had more to things to accomplish? If that’s a problem in your professional life, then this book is probably not for you. But if you’re the type that often finds yourself with more projects and goals than time and more to-dos on your list than hours in the day, then you should keep reading. Because as Laura Stack writes, ‘It’s not about who has the best ideas; it’s about who executes their good ideas best.’ And after reading Execution IS The Strategy, you’ll have all the tools and techniques you need to execute your ideas quickly and benefit from the results. The only question is, what are you waiting for?”

— Bruce Turkel,
CEO/ECD, Turkel Brands

Execution IS the Strategy is a must read for leaders who want to learn how to create agile organizational cultures that can drive initiatives forward quickly by aligning operations with strategy, leveraging their talent in new ways, and creating highly effective collaborative environments.”

— Daniel Burrus,
Author of The New York Times bestseller Flash Foresight

“Think strategy is only for the boardroom? It’s also for the conference room, classroom, cubicle, carpool, and dinner table too. Once again, Laura has turned the tables on daunting business subjects. Now she has demystified strategy to be accessible, actionable, urgent, and even fun in this new, turbulent marketplace. This fast-paced and pragmatic new book, Execution IS the Strategy, shows us how to understand the key ingredients of effective strategy, apply it to work and life, and understand that strategy is ultimately about taking action despite uncertainty, with the belief that our actions can make a positive impact in the world.”

— G. Shawn Hunter,
Author of Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes

“Although no company has a crystal ball, most still employee strategy techniques that assume the future can be predicted. But with today’s rapid pace of change, strategic plans are outdated before the ink has dried. To address this issue, Laura Stack aptly suggests the solution is ‘execution’ and she provides a simple yet powerful blueprint for bringing ideas to fruition. Anyone in a leadership position who does not read Execution IS the Strategy should be immediately executed!”

— Stephen Shapiro,
Innovation Evangelist and Author of Best Practices Are Stupid

“Performance is the ultimate metric of leadership effectiveness. It’s the only thing that truly matters. I learned this as a fighter pilot in combat and in business. Laura Stack’s latest book, Execution IS the Strategy, is packed full of relevant , real-world, actionable tactics that will elevate your performance as a leader and deliver results that count in today’s rapidly changing business environment.”

— Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman,
Author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo

“This book is for people who are passionate about delivering exceptional results and holding themselves accountable for achieving personal and organizational ambitions. In our world, we call this Brilliant Execution. Laura does a masterful job of weaving together elements of leadership, program, change and her famous time management techniques in a simple, easy-to-implement format. Once again, Laura is my shortcut to excellence.”

— Eva J. Milko,
Sr. Director, Global Procurement, Molson Coors Brewing Company
Author of 10 Steps to Effective Execution in Strategic Sourcing

“Laura’s new book, Execution IS the Strategy, is a must-read for leaders in any industry. Whether you are leading a highly functioning team or assembling a new one, this step by step guide can help you manufacture the one thing you need the most…time!”

— Anthony DiBlasi,
Director, Merrill Lynch

“I read Execution IS the Strategy and couldn’t put it down. OMG…Laura puts the final nail in the coffin of micro-managing, over-planning, and control-freakism. Simply put, it’s brilliant. Do yourself, your team, and your organization a favor—buy it, download it, and share it. I have, and the results are amazing.”

— Simon T. Bailey,
Leadership Catalyst
Author of Release Your Brilliance

“In today’s ever changing, high-stakes business environment, the need for teams to execute is critical. In Laura Stack’s most recent book, she provides leaders with practical, easy-to-implement techniques to ensure your team is equipped to properly execute your core business objectives. The focus on creating the proper culture for your team to execute is imperative. To enhance the precision and speed with which your team delivers bottom-line results, I would highly recommend you read Execution IS the Strategy.”

— Matt Schupp,
VP of Human Resources
The Sherwin-Williams Company, Southeastern Division

“It is always great news when Laura Stack comes out with a new book. She’s even better in person than she sounds in all her books, which is hard to imagine. Watching Laura work with our sales organization, and seeing the immediate impact she had, was overwhelming. Our top sales performers asked, ‘When can we have her back?’ Her processes and approaches to maximizing your productivity are tangible and easy to implement. Anything she writes is a must-read!”

— Laurie McDonald,
Director, Sales Effectiveness, Kronos Incorporated

“Fortunately for all of us, Execution IS the Strategy is not a book on creating strategy, but it will help all leaders be more competent and perform better in their jobs. Strategy should be an ongoing opportunity to challenge consensus and question where we should go; however, most companies no longer do so, because leaders are so caught up in short-term issues and don’t take the time. This book is made for those of us who are fed up by the overuse of the word “strategy”—those who are the real doers and are not ashamed of being so. Laura Stack’s new book is easy to understand, remember, and implement, and it contains many relevant testimonies and practical recommendations. Her style is so impactful that there is always something to learn in every page—including the table of contents!”

— Hervé Borensztejn,
Managing Partner at Karistem Corporate Consulting
Speaker, Trainer, and author of Strategy Execution Heroes