An update is available as a LinkedIn article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/executive-imperatives-necessary-ingredients-improve-updated-englund/.
A widespread desire to improve organizational performance may be sated by focusing on a key set of executive imperatives—necessary and high priority actions. Personal experiences reveal that an essential focus on creating excellence in people, processes, and the working environment reaps tremendous benefits and enables executives and their organizations to achieve desired objectives.
From our long careers as program managers in high tech new product development and from working with a wide variety of organizations world-wide, we observed a wealth of executive practices, some effective for improving organizational performance and many not. A distillation of executive imperatives provides fodder for achieving more optimized results.
An article, with contributions from Dr. Ralf Muller, was posted in PM Times: https://www.projecttimes.com/articles/executive-imperatives-necessary-ingredients-to-improve-organizational-performance.html?utm_campaign=NL_PROJECTTIMES_04_15_2020&utm_source=NL_PROJECTTIMES_04_15_2020&utm_medium=email , Article of the Week April 15, 2020. It delineates necessary high priority action items for executives to improve organizational performance.