A How-To Guide for the Modern LeaderInspired by Peter Drucker's groundbreaking book The Effective Executive, Laura Stack details precisely how 21st-century leaders and managers can obtain profitable, productive results by managing the intersection of two critical values: effectiveness and efficiency.Effectiveness, Stack says, is identifying and achieving the best objectives for your organization--doing the right things. Efficiency is accomplishing them with the least amount of time, effort, and cost--doing things right. If you're not clear on both, you're wasting your time. As Drucker put it, "There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." Stack's 3T Leadership offers twelve practices that will enable executives to be effective and efficient, grouped into three areas where leaders spend their time: Strategic Thinking, Teamwork, and Tactics. With her expert advice, you'll get scores of new ideas on how you, your team, and your organization can boost productivity.
Turn Strategy into Performance! In today's world of rapid, disruptive change, strategy can't be separate from execution--it has to emerge from execution. You have to continually adjust your strategy to fit new realities. But if your organization isn't set up to be fast on its feet, you could easily go the way of Blockbuster or Borders. Laura Stack shows you how to quickly drive strategic initiatives and get great results from your team. Her LEAD Formula outlines the Four Keys to Successful Execution: the ability to Leverage your talent and resources, design an Environment to support an agile culture, create Alignment between strategic priorities and operational activities, and Drive the organization forward quickly. She includes a leadership team assessment, group reading guides, and bonus self-development resources. Stack will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to help you hit the ground running!
Feeling fatigued? Wish you could have more get-up-and-go? If you're like millions of Americans, you get home from a long day with barely enough energy to lift the remote control. But with Laura Stack's comprehensive plan, you can regain your vitality in just three weeks. Let The Productivity Pro® help you eliminate the "energy bandits" from all aspects of your life--from your diet and your work schedule to your environment and your relationships--so you can start living in a way that will boost your energy. Focusing on simple changes that make a huge difference, The Exhaustion Cure presents manageable ways to: Cut down on "energy bandits" and fill up on "energy boosters. " Stop relying on caffeine, cigarettes and other substances to keep you going. Avoid letting negative situations or people control your thoughts and actions. Sneak in time for fitness during the busiest days. Accomplish your goals and find more time to devote to your family. LAURA STACK, MBA, CSP, is a personal productivity expert and the author of Leave the Office Earlier and Find More Time. As a professional speaker, she helps workers Leave the Office Earlier® with Maximum Results in Minimum TimeTM. Laura is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., an international time management company whose clients include Microsoft, GM, Time Warner, Lockheed Martin, and Bank of America.
You have a sink full of dishes to wash, three loads of laundry to do, seventeen bills to pay, thirty-six e-mails to answer, a big stack of novels on the nightstand you'd love to read, and zero minutes of free time. You can't add more hours to the day, but Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro®, will help you make the most of the time you have and get things done. The Productivity Pro® helps you determine what you have under control and where you need to improve. Are you good at managing your bills but can't find time to exercise? Do you get your kids to all their activities but end up constantly behind on laundry? Laura Stack shows you how to improve every area of your life. Whether you need help on just a few things or feel like your life is totally out of control, Find More Time will help you organize your space, time, and information to reduce your stress and create and sustain a productive home environment, so you'll have more time to enjoy your life.
Here are 10 simple keys to getting organised, working smarter, and enjoying a more relaxing new life. Burning the midnight oil is harmful to employees and employers. But deadlines loom, emails pile up, and the next thing you know you've worked a thirteen-hour day. Getting to the heart of why we experience these logjams -- and how to abolish them once and for all -- Leave the Office Earlier is a proven 10-step solution created by productivity coach Laura Stack. Stack's proven methods will help readers too:--Control 'brain clutter' and learn to focus--Use technology as a timesaver, not a time waster--Create a foolproof filing system--Reduce interruptions and distractions. Filled with inspiring anecdotes, quizzes, checklists and graphics, Leave the Office Earlier provides dozens of hands-on organisational tools. It will empower you with lifelong skills for making the most out of all that free time too!
To be successful in the business world and reach your full potential in life, it's not enough to be simply competent. Our modern, super-competitive world is full of opportunities for the go-getter, but to take advantage of them, it's essential to become "SuperCompetent. " The SuperCompetent person is one that companies fight to get, fight to keep, nurture as team players, and see as future leaders in their business growth. But SuperCompetence isn't something you're born with-it's something that you can learn, no matter where your strengths lie or what industry you work in. In SuperCompetent, productivity expert Laura Stack identifies the behaviors that build leadership skills, boost organizational efficiency, and blast high potential producers to the top of their fields. With Stack's Six Keys, you'll be able to consistently improve your performance, develop the confidence that will propel you forward, and achieve breakthrough results in your career. Activity: The value and importance you place on your tasks and priorities Availability: The ability to master your schedule and protect your time Attention: The capacity to focus intently and concentrate on critical activities Accessibility: The skill to organize your workflow and quickly find information Accountability: The extent to which you assume personal responsibility for your actions and outcomes Attitude: The intensity of your motivation, drive, and proactiveness With worksheets and quizzes that help you evaluate your performance at every stage, and invaluable resources for further information, you'll be able to integrate the Six Keys of SuperCompetence into your daily, weekly, and lifetime business practices. From the sales floor to the conference room, from board meetings to informal networking events, SuperCompetent enables you to build your focus, manage your resources, and maximize your ability to deliver at every level.
Look at your to-do list. It's ridiculous. You can't get all that done. You're already at capacity. And it probably doesn't even list every single thing you need to do. The last thing you want to do is more. As a skeptical audience member once told author Laura Stack before a presentation, "I don't want to hear a productivity consultant telling me to do more with less. I want to do less and achieve more." This is exactly what Stack offers. You're never going to save time and increase efficiency by adding more to your bloated list. You need a system: a comprehensive approach that will enable you to organize your life around the tasks that really matter and let go of the ones that don't. Stack's innovative, step-by-step Productivity Workflow Formula allows you to spend less time and achieve greater results than you ever thought possible. By following her logical and intuitive process, you can wrestle your schedule into submission. Ultimately, you can recover as much as ninety minutes of your day (or even more) to use as you see fit. Stack shows how to separate the productive wheat from the nonproductive chaff--to home in on the high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, and focus on their execution. Throughout this book, you'll learn how to scale back; reduce, reduce, reduce is Stack's mantra. You'll find dozens of ways to shrink your to-do list, calendar commitments, distractions, interruptions, information overload, inefficiencies, and energy expenditures. Each reduction will increase your results and save you time. You know you can't work any harder--if you want to accomplish more, you have to work differently. Let Laura Stack show you how you can keep your sanity, advance your career, and spend more time with your family and friends.
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