Ruthless Consistency: How Committed Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win



McGraw Hill

Execute strategy.
Implement change.
Build an organization that wins.

When all is said and done, a lot more gets said than done. What’s the solution? Ruthless Consistency.

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Ruthless Consistency equips you with the tools to be the exception to the trend of failed strategic change initiatives. Michael Canic provides the ultimate guidebook to implementing real, positive, and lasting change in your organization.”

Marshall Goldsmith

Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach and only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the world.

“It’s all about commitment. If we didn’t adopt Ruthless Consistency, we wouldn’t have achieved 10 years of double-digit CAGR and built a team that is focused, mentally tough, and able to execute.”

Kurt Lang

President, Air Technologies

“Great leaders pursue strategic change with the commitment of a world-class athlete. Every CEO should read Ruthless Consistency to learn the difference between what succeeds and what fails.”

Sam Reese

CEO, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

“Committing to Michael’s approach was the single best investment of time and money I made as a CEO. I just wish I had done it 20 years earlier.”

Riyaz Devji

CEO, North American Tea & Coffee

Ruthless Consistency isn’t just a book, it’s a road map for unlocking your organization’s potential. Michael’s approach awakened our leadership team resulting in a more engaged, productive, and profitable organization. And we had a lot more fun doing it.”

Michelle Gleeson

CFO/COO, Gulfshore Insurance

“Leaders must be disciplined and focused to succeed in today’s economy. Ruthless Consistency is the blueprint.”

Todd Millar

President and CEO, TEC Canada

About Michael Canic

Michael Canic, PhD, is president and Chief Flag-Bearer of Making Strategy Happen, a consulting firm that helps committed leaders turn ambition into strategy, and strategy into reality.

He developed the principles and practices of ruthless consistency through his experiences as a corporate leader, a national championship-winning coach, and a consultant to hundreds of CEOs and executives. A compelling speaker, Michael has delivered more than 600 presentations to audiences on four continents, many through Vistage Worldwide which, with over 24,000 members in 20+ countries, is the world’s largest organization of CEOs and business leaders. Michael is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches global initiative.

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