Yes, off with his head! Oh… you just mean “get stuff done”.
These days in business, “it’s all about execution”. I noticed this one being used more during the recent global financial crisis. I think people panicked and realised they they’d better actually do something. Simply having a “vision” and a “strategy” or even (god forbid) a “strategic plan” is not enough. Apparently, you then have to “execute”, that is, actually do something.
“Our goal is to enable SAP to bring the right innovations and solutions to all of our customers in a much shorter timeframe. With these changes, we become more responsive to customer feedback, and can leverage collaboration and synergies across our organisation more effectively. They will enable us to expand our industry leadership and successfully execute against our strategy for sustainable growth,” Mr Apotheker said.
I’d better get back to executing then.