The ability to get things done
WHAT IS IT?
Execution is the ability to create a detailed plan to achieve a certain goal and then drive that plan to completion. Sometimes the plan needs to be altered, and there are almost always problems, but people who know how to execute get results despite the obstacles.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Murphy’s Law tells us that there will always be problems. Things rarely go according to plan. A leader needs to have the ability to drive to results despite potential hurdles, or things will never get done. They need to stay focused on deadlines and deal with problems decisively. If leaders cannot push through obstacles and work toward execution, the projects, teams, and organizations may crumble.