Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times [NOOK Book]

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The one certainty in any business is uncertainty. You can be sure of change always. Still, some companies perform reliably and with excellence in spite of the ever-changing circumstances.

Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times is about four essentials for getting great performance from business and ...
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Overview

The one certainty in any business is uncertainty. You can be sure of change always. Still, some companies perform reliably and with excellence in spite of the ever-changing circumstances.

Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times is about four essentials for getting great performance from business and yourself in both good times and bad.

(1) Excellent Execution: Winning companies have clear goals and clear targets with strong follow through. All team members know the goals and know how to execute with precision.

(2) High Trust Levels with All Stakeholders: Low trust slows you down and raises your costs - especially in times of turmoil. But when trust increases, everything speeds up and costs go down.

(3) Achieving More with Less: In tough times, everyone tries to accomplish more with less, but the real question is ultimately, "more of what?" Winning companies focus on giving more value and not simply cutting back.

(4) Transforming Fear into Engagement: Unpredictable times create anxiety that can distract you when what you need most at that time is absolute focus. Winning organizations entrust people with a mission and strategy they can believe in, channeling their anxiety into results.

These principles can help companies win regardless of the turbulence of the ride or the shock of overwhelming change.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Stephen R. Covey is a well-known and respected authority on leadership, a family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and vice chairman of FranklinCovey Co. He has a B.S. from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University.

Through this book and his organization, Covey has given insight to millions of people and his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold millions of copies and was named one of the ten most influential business books by Forbes magazine.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey is a best-selling author and organizational consultant and leader. The books gathered here present the best of Covey's writing as he continues to advise millions of readers worldwide.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013915763
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks
  • Publication date: 8/7/2009
  • Series: Franklin Covey Set , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 110
  • Sales rank: 748,515
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Stephen R. Covey is a well-known and respected authority on leadership, a family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and vice chairman of FranklinCovey Co. He has a B.S. from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University.

Through this book and his organization, Covey has given insight to millions of people and his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold millions of copies and was named one of the ten most influential business books by Forbes magazine.
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  • Posted July 19, 2010

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    Covey's encouraging tips for managing during tough times

    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.

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