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Six Disciplines CEO and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Gary Harpst to Address North Carolina Technology Association

Harpst to address technology leaders about how to think differently about their biggest business challenge

FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Disciplines, the first complete strategy and execution program for small- and mid-sized businesses, announced today that CEO Gary Harpst will address attendees at the North Carolina Technology Association Leadership Conference. Harpst's presentation, titled "Solving The One Business Problem That Makes Solving All Other Problems Easier," challenges business leaders to think differently about their biggest challenge in business - that is, executing their strategy.

The annual leadership conference, to be held in Aug. 6 and 7 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C., is an invitation-only event for leaders to come together and discuss industry trends, leadership and other issues.

"The North Carolina Technology Association creates the connection between technology and leadership," said Gary Harpst, founder and CEO of Six Disciplines. "When executive leadership utilizes technology to assist with the creation and execution of strategy, other business problems and processes can be aligned with company strategy."

One tool Harpst will provide leaders is a free interactive tool, called the Execution Revolution Challenge, which enables businesses to map individual perspectives on how well they balance their ability to execute their strategies. Harpst will encourage attendees to evaluate their own organization's strategy, as well.

"Six Disciplines is proud to be involved with the North Carolina Technology Association," said Six Disciplines NC Managing Partner Craig Landwehr. "The association continues to be a leading force in the state's technology industry, and we're excited to contribute to North Carolina's leadership development."

Harpst's newest book, Six Disciplines(R) Execution Revolution: Solving The One Business Problem That Makes Solving All Other Problems Easier, was recently named a bestseller by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and currently ranks No. 1 on Amazon for leadership and business management books. In Six Disciplines Execution Revolution, Harpst details the elements of a complete strategy execution program, explains why it could only have happened now, and clarifies why such a program will become a mainstream requirement for successful small- and mid-sized businesses.

The Six Disciplines program is designed to help small- and mid-sized businesses improve their ability to balance strategy and execution and to accelerate and sustain business excellence. Rooted in research and field testing, Six Disciplines executives have a deep background as small-business owners and partners to thousands of rapidly-expanding businesses, a process that has produced a wealth of data about what keeps businesses from achieving business excellence.

About Six Disciplines

Six Disciplines, founded in 2000, has developed the first complete strategy execution program, specifically for small- and mid-sized businesses. The Six Disciplines program integrates a repeatable methodology to drive organizational learning, ongoing external coaching to ensure accountability, an execution software system to align daily activities of every stakeholder, and community learning to accelerate and sustain business excellence. The program is offered exclusively through a growing national network of locally-owned Six Disciplines Centers. Businesses that have implemented the Six Disciplines program include those from the Inc. 500, ISO-9000 certified companies, and a 2007 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award recipient. Visit www.SixDisciplines.com .

Six Disciplines and Be Excellent are registered trademarks of Six Disciplines in the United States.

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