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In today?s ultra-competitive, breakneck world, getting superior results at the fastest rate possible is critical to success. But the hectic speed of life can make it easy to become sidetracked by things that cloud our sense of priority, making us less effective. Strategic Acceleration: Succeed at the Speed of Life presents a methodology that will help you get clear, stay focused, and efficiently execute relevant, high-value activities that bring you the results and success you ...
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Strategic Acceleration: Succeed at the Speed of Life

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Overview


In today’s ultra-competitive, breakneck world, getting superior results at the fastest rate possible is critical to success. But the hectic speed of life can make it easy to become sidetracked by things that cloud our sense of priority, making us less effective. Strategic Acceleration: Succeed at the Speed of Life presents a methodology that will help you get clear, stay focused, and efficiently execute relevant, high-value activities that bring you the results and success you want—faster.

The Strategic Acceleration approach is based on three pivotal concepts:

1. Clarity: Understand your targets and the “why” behind reaching them;
2. Focus: Concentrate on what really matters and filter out what does not;
3. Execution: Use effective communication to get things accomplished—faster!

Strategic Acceleration will help you develop a clear vision, outline priorities and objectives, and tackle goals with a true sense of urgency and focus. Once understood and deployed, Strategic Acceleration is sure to have a powerful, long-term, positive influence on the results and success that so many want yet rarely know how to achieve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786745012
  • Publisher: Vanguard Press
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 442,880
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Tony Jeary has been and continues to be the coach to the world’s top CEOs and high achievers for more than twenty years. His clients include the presidents of Wal-Mart, Firestone, Shell, Samsung, New York Life, and members of the United States Senate, to name only a few. An advisor to many, Tony has invested his life and career in helping others discover new clarity for their vision, develop focus on direction, and create powerful execution strategies that strategically impact achievement and results. He is happily married and blessed with two great daughters. He lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Speed of Life and What You Believe 7

Without Clarity, You Will Resist Strategic Change

Perception Is Reality, Even if It's Not the Truth

The Things You Believe Impact Your Results

The Value of Changing Strategic Beliefs: A Case Study

Strategic vs. Tactical

A Lack of Clarity Creates Felt Needs

You Can Live in the Problem, or You Can Live in the Solution

Increasing Effectiveness Is the Strategic Issue in Improving Results

The Effectiveness Ladder

How Far in the Future Can You See?

Chapter 2 The Pulling Power of Clarity: Vision 29

A Clear Vision Is Critical to Success and Effectiveness

The Value of Combining Opportunity with Personal Strengths: A Case Study

Vision Can Transform the Worst of Circumstances

Getting Better, Not Bitter: A Case Study

Get Clear on What You Really Want

Recognize the Opportunities in Your Own Life

Docking a Ship Seems Impossible, But It's Actually a Series of Small, Easy Steps

Understanding Your Gifts and Strengths Is Critical

Chapter 3 Understanding the "Why" Produces Clarity 49

The Clarity Equation

What & Why: Developing Your Vision & Understanding Your Influences

Enabling Transparency: A Case Study

Purpose: Communicating Motivators

A Young Man's Vision Becomes Reality: A Case Study

Value: Articulating Felt Needs

The Relationship of Value to Results

Value in Action: Going for the Green: A Case Study

Clarity: Pulling You Forward

Tactical vs. Strategic Thinking

Consequences of Not Having Clarity

If-Then Thinking

The Practical Effect of Clarity

Clarity and Performance

Chapter 4 Focus Is the Opposite of Distraction 76

Learning How to Focus

Rung #1 Become Aware of the Need for Focus

Rung #2 Clarify the Need to Improve Your Focus Skills

Rung #3 Focus on Improving Your Skills, Then Practice

The Problem of Focusing on the Past

The Problem of Focusing on the Future

Rung #4 Execute Your Solution and Make It a Second-Nature Routine

Four Positive Characteristics of the Ability to Focus

Chapter 5 Finding Focus and Producing Real Results 98

Compare Your Current Situation with Your Future Vision

Focus

Getting Clear on Current Conditions

Strategically Merging Positives and Negatives: A Case Study

Venturing Into the Gap

Strategies, Objectives, and Action Steps

Putting Value in Perspective at The News Group: A Case Study

Organizing Your Goals and Locating Your Focus at Three Levels

Differentiating Your Focus at Each Tier of Your Vision

Putting It All Together

Chapter 6 Persuasion Matters 124

The Strategic Acceleration Tripod

The Execution Tripod

Persuasion Is Critical to Execution

What It Means to Exceed Expectations

How Exceeding Expectations Impacts Results

Understanding Expectations

Persuasion Is the Key to Exceeding Expectations

The Three Elements of Effective Persuasion

Chapter 7 Production Before Perfection 150

The Procrastination Problem

Identifying the Foundations of Procrastination

Procrastination Is Just a Bad Habit!

Go as Far as You Can See, and Then You'll See Farther

Chapter 8 The Persuasive Influence of Strategic Presence 176

Your "Strategic Presence" Defines Other People's Perception of You

The Building Blocks of Strategic Presence

Your Values Contribute to Your Strategic Presence

Your Behavior Also Contributes to Your Strategic Presence

How to Communicate Strategically

Creating Images of Influence

Your Vision Statement

Your Behavioral Priorities

Presence Statements and Characteristics

Why These Building Blocks Are Important

Creating and Sustaining a Positive Strategic Presence Requires Repetition

Conclusion 197

Appendix A Creating Your Clarity Blueprint 205

Exercise 1 Create Voluntary Change

Exercise 2 Understand Your Influences

Exercise 3 Understand Your Strategic Beliefs

Exercise 4 Outline What You Need to Do to Get What You Want

Exercise 5 Document Your Vision

Exercise 6 Unlock Your Internal Keys to Success

Exercise 7 Explore Where You Are Today, Why You Might Not Be Going Where You Want, and What Can Be Changed

Exercise 8 Document Your Vision's Purpose and Value

Exercise 9 Create Your Own Recipe for Clarity

Appendix B Creating Your Focus Blueprint 231

Exercise 10 Evaluate Your Current Focus Skills

Exercise 11 Improve Your Focus Skills

Exercise 12 Get Clear on Current Conditions

Exercise 13 Develop Your Strategic Plan

Appendix C Creating Your Execution Blueprint 247

Exercise 14 Determine What to Say and How to Say It

Exercise 15 Give Value and Do More than Is Expected

Exercise 16 Document What Is and Is Not Working Well

Exercise 17 Describe Your Hope and Great Goal for the Future

Exercise 18 Examine the Behaviors You Most Value

Exercise 19 Understand What You Are and What You Want to Be

Glossary 267

About the Author 275

How We Can Help 277

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

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    Follow Tony down the path to success.

    Great read. Tony's book shows a clear path to success. Anyone with a strong desire to get more accomplished should read this book.I found his concepts clear and consice.

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  • Posted March 10, 2009

    Another Awesome Book from Tony Jeary! Grab a pen and paper and take notes!

    This is Tony's latest book - and it is awesome. It has real-life, actionable steps that help you bring clarity of thought to your tasks at work and home. With clarity comes focus and the ability to identify only the most important goals that will have the biggest impact on your business and personal life. If you work through each chapter - by the end of the book - you will have a personal action plan that aligns with your personal values and helps leap-frog your competition and exceed your customer expectations. Make this your first book of 2009! You will not regret it!

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