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


Sep 2020

McGraw Hill

Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win

When all is said and done, a lot more gets said than done. What is the antidote to this? Ruthless Consistency.

Advance Praise

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

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 the president of Making Strategy Happen, which specializes in helping committed leaders of midsize companies turn ambition into strategy, and strategy into reality.

Canic originated his strategy model while working as a corporate leader for FedEx, during which time his district became the most recognized in the Americas for service quality. A Certified Speaking Professional, he has delivered more than 600 presentations on ruthless consistency to audiences on four continents, many through Vistage Worldwide which, with over 23,000 members in 20 countries, is the world’s largest organization of CEOs, business owners, and key executives.