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Many CEOs rate consistent execution of their firms’ strategic objectives as a major concern. They realize that the most carefully crafted strategic plan in the world will not work without a detailed plan for executing it—one that can be monitored and, when necessary, adjusted. Inevitably, however, leaders of growing companies are faced with questions about their own role in execution. To what degree can they trust—and empower—their top executive team to deliver on the organization’s strategic objectives? This report examines five critical requirements for good execution that can help CEOs achieve the results they expect.