Focus Like a Laser Beam: 10 Ways to Do What Matters Most [NOOK Book]

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Your Guide for Focusing Like a Laser Beam

"Given today's fast pace of life, we all need Lisa's coaching on setting priorities! Quit saying, 'I can do it all!'? Read this book and say, 'I can do what matters!' Great coaching for busy people!"
—Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach; coauthor, Global Leadership; coeditor, The Leader of the Future and Coaching for Leadership

"In this hyperactive world where our work is interrupted once every eleven minutes, it's easy to conclude that ...

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Overview

Your Guide for Focusing Like a Laser Beam

"Given today's fast pace of life, we all need Lisa's coaching on setting priorities! Quit saying, 'I can do it all!'? Read this book and say, 'I can do what matters!' Great coaching for busy people!"
—Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach; coauthor, Global Leadership; coeditor, The Leader of the Future and Coaching for Leadership

"In this hyperactive world where our work is interrupted once every eleven minutes, it's easy to conclude that as critical as focus is, it is beyond our grasp.? But with this book in hand you can get both the methods and the kick in the pants you need to overcome easy excuses and make focus a competitive advantage for you and your team."
—Laurence Haughton, author, It's Not the Big That Eat the Small . . . It's the Fast That Eat the Slow and It's Not What You Say . . . It's What You Do

"Lisa Haneberg's thoughtful book, Focus Like A Laser Beam, is important reading for managers and others looking to create value in their organization.?In a time when too many priorities, messages, and issues make decision making difficult, this book helps the reader effectively sort through these items by focusing on what's important in improving their organization."
—Ken Thrasher, CEO, Compli, and retired CEO and president, Fred Meyer Stores

"Lisa is a master at helping us focus like a laser beam and ensure our processes are aligned to produce our business objectives. As a leader, the techniques in this book are invaluable for helping me ensure my organization is communicating well and nimble enough to change when needed."
—Jeffrey D. Krida, president and COO, Cruise West

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Soundview Executive Book Summaries
Focus Like a Laser Beam: 10 Ways to Do What Matters Most is a practical guide to help leaders, managers and staff focus their energy. Lisa Haneberg, management trainer and coach, presents her information in an appropriately organized book. Key points are highlighted throughout, and each chapter begins with an "in-a-nutshell" paragraph and concludes with short case studies. Using the laser image of "direct, fast and on track," Haneberg challenges conventional wisdom with recommendations to stop multitasking and completely change the nature of staff meetings. Copyright © 2007 Soundview Executive Book Summaries
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118041024
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,149,974
  • File size: 547 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa Haneberg is a management trainer and coach, specializing in manager and leader development and effectiveness. In addition to Focus Like a Laser Beam, she is the author of three books and has written articles for publications such as Leader to Leader, C2M (Consulting to Management), and Selling. She reaches a worldwide audience through her popular blog, "Management Craft" (www.managementcraft.com).

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Keith Ferrazzi.

Introduction.

Part One: Excite and Energize.

1. Know and Feel the Power of Laser Focus.

2. Get Intimate with Your Employees.

3. Have Fun and Be Fun.

4. Relax to Energize.

Part Two: Tune Your Dialogue.

5. Turn Meetings into Focus Sessions.

6. Invite a Challenge.

7. Huddle.

Part Three: Zoom In.

8. Stop Multitasking, Start Chunking.

9. Do One Great Thing.

10. Let Go.

11. Conclusion.

References.

The Author.

Index.

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