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Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times
     

Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times

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by Stephen R. Covey, Bob Whitman
 

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No one has ever faced times like these. Great corporations totter. Jobs disappear by the millions. Vast new economies seem to grow up overnight. This practical book is about getting predictable results in good times and bad by applying four key principles.

1. EXCELLENT EXECUTION – Winning companies have simple goals with clear targets and strong

Overview

No one has ever faced times like these. Great corporations totter. Jobs disappear by the millions. Vast new economies seem to grow up overnight. This practical book is about getting predictable results in good times and bad by applying four key principles.

1. EXCELLENT EXECUTION – Winning companies have simple goals with clear targets and strong follow-through. All team members know what to do about the goals and they execute precisely.
2. HIGH TRUST LEVELS WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS – Low trust slows you down and raises your costs — especially in times of turmoil. But when trust levels rise, everything speeds up and costs go down.
3. ACHIEVING MORE WITH LESS – In tough times, everyone tries to do more with less, but the real question is “more of what?” Winning companies focus on giving more value — not just cutting back.
4. TRANSFORMING FEAR INTO ENGAGEMENT – Unpredictable times create fear, stress, and worry — fatal distractions when you need total focus. Winning organizations entrust people with a mission they can believe in, channeling their anxiety into results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936111008
Publisher:
Franklin Covey Company
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
1,165,296
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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"This book gave me more insight about how to get the right things done in an organization than any other management book I have ever read. It is delightful to read and simple to see how its principles can be applied."--(Clayton M. Christensen, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School)

Meet the Author

Dr. Stephen R. Covey is an internationally respected leadership authority, teacher, author, organizational consultant, and co-founder and vice chairman of Franklin Covey Co. He is author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which Chief Executive magazine has called the most influential business book of the last 100 years. The book has sold nearly 20 million copies, and after 20 years, still holds a place on most best-seller lists. Dr. Covey earned an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate from BYU, where he was a professor of organizational behavior. For more than 40 years, he has taught millions of people — including leaders of nations and corporations — the transforming power of the principles that govern individual and organizational effectiveness. He and his wife live in the Rocky Mountains of Utah.

Bob Whitman is president and CEO of FranklinCovey and a successful private-equity investor. Dr. Breck Englans has 20 years experience consulting with major corporations on their strategic planning and communication challenges.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Provo, Utah
Date of Birth:
October 24, 1932
Date of Death:
July 16, 2012
Place of Birth:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Place of Death:
Idaho Falls, ID
Education:
B.S., University of Utah, 1950; M.B.A., Harvard University, 1957; Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1976
Website:
http://franklincovey.com

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Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
When the going gets tough.well, most people freak out! Faced with immediate threats and an uncertain future, they react tentatively and unpredictably, which only makes bad matters worse. Stephen R. Covey, who wrote the blockbuster The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and co-author Bob Whitman, CEO of the FranklinCovey consultancy (writing with Breck England, the firm's top consultant), offer a clear, doable strategy for maintaining and even improving your business during tough economic times. Their four-part formula is compact, encouraging, straightforward and actionable: "Execute priorities with excellence. Move with the speed of trust. Achieve more with less. Reduce fear." The only mild caveat is that the book is so elemental it may leave the reader - particularly the less-experienced manager ¬- wanting more. When hard economic times threaten to rock your boat, getAbstract suggests reaching for this book to help steady your craft in the storm-tossed seas. To learn more about this book, check out the following web page: http://www.getabstract.com/summary/13257/predictable-results-in-unpredictable-times.html
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