Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. In the end more of the important stuff gets done and the impact on results is profound.
Turn your organization's idea of a year on its head, and speed your journey to success.
BRIAN P. MORAN is founder and CEO of The ExecutionCompany, an organization committed to improving the performance andenhancing the quality of life for leaders and entrepreneurs. He hasserved in management and executive positions with UPS, PepsiCo, andNorthern Automotive and consults with dozens of world-classcompanies each year. As an entrepreneur, he has led successfulbusinesses and been instrumental in the growth and success of manyothers. In addition to his books, Brian has been published in manyof the leading business journals and magazines. He is asought-after speaker, educating and inspiring thousands each year.Brian lives in Michigan with his wife Judy and their twodaughters.
MICHAEL LENNINGTON is Vice President of The ExecutionCompany. He is a consultant, coach, and leadership trainer, and anexpert in implementing lasting change in organizations. He workswith clients in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to helpthem implement corporate initiatives that drive sales, service, andprofitability. Michael holds a BS from Michigan State University,and an MBA from Ross School of Business at the University ofMichigan. He lives with his wife Kristin and their children innorthern Michigan.
While most people operate with only three degrees of action-noaction, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, youdon't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, youmust understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree,also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guaranteescompanies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.
The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of "Massive Action,"allowing you to blast through business clichŽs andrisk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. Italso demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actionsand how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find outexactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up eachaction you take with more action to achieve Massive Actionresults.Learn the "Estimation of Effort" calculation to ensure youexceed your targetsMake the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrityDiscover the time management mythGet the exact reasons why people fail and others succeedKnow the exact formula to solve problems
Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normalaction. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling foraverage results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule,remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock inmassive success.
In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues.
Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
From Leadership and the One Minute Manager® you’ll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical; and how to identify the leadership style suited to a particular person.
By consistently using Situational Leadership® II’s proven model and powerful techniques, leaders can develop and retain competent, committed employees. This remarkable, easy-to-follow book is a priceless guide to personalized leadership that elicits the best performance from your staff—and the best bottom line for any business.
Management experts Lawler and Worley have developed a set ofmanagement principles that enable organizations to be bothsuccessful and responsible. Existing command & control andhigh-involvement management styles depend too much on stableconditions and focus too narrowly on economic outcomes. Theyconvincingly argue that we need to "reset" our approach tomanagement to one that fits today's demanding business environment.Starting with a change in how success is measured and a morerealistic view of risk, Lawler and Worley take us through howstrategy, governance, organization structure and talent should bemanaged. The result is an organization that can reliable producefinancial, social, and ecological results.Includes illustrative lessons from Microsoft, Cisco, Netflix,DaVita, Starbucks, Nokia, and the U.S. Secret ServiceOffers clear prescriptions for managers who want to organizefor sustainable performance effectivenessLawler and Worley are the authors of the bestselling Builtto Change
Lawler and Worley outline why and how the current practice ofmanagement must change in order for organizations to achievesustained organizational effectiveness.