The ability to get things done
What is it?
Execution is the ability to create a detailed plan that achieves a certain goal and then drive it to completion. Sometimes the plan needs to be altered and there are almost always problems but people who know how to execute get results no matter what.
Why is it important?
Murphy’s Law tells us that there will always be problems. Things rarely go according to plan. If managers gave up at the first sign of a problem, their organization wouldn’t need them. Managers need to stay focused on deadlines and deal with problems swiftly and creatively or things will never get done.