The Power of Pause: How to be More Effective in a Demanding, 24/7 World

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In The Power of Pause, Nance Guilmartin outlines the provenprocess that she has taught successfully to thousands of peopleworldwide. This practical ...

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Overview

A clear, actionable plan to fight frustration at work, makesavvier decisions, and avoid costly mistakes.

Conflicts with colleagues, competing deadlines, demands forinstant responses . . . More of us are asking, How can we beeffective when we feel we don't have time and are facing nonstopdemands?

In The Power of Pause, Nance Guilmartin outlines the provenprocess that she has taught successfully to thousands of peopleworldwide. This practical method helps even the most overwhelmedamong us take a moment to pause and wonder what's called for whenwe feel short on time, attention, temper, or choices. In thatinstant, we can use a simple method to rewire our overloadedcircuits, tap into our "missing-in-action" common sense, regaincontrol of our reactions, and raise our communication intelligence.This process is not about slowing down the pace of workday life. Itis about enabling anyone to be your best when dealing withdeadlines, change, or fast-moving opportunities.

Filled with engaging real-life stories and case studies, ThePower of Pause helps individuals, managers, and teams:

  • Achieve goals with less stress
  • Lead with confidence in the face of uncertainty and change
  • Make better decisions and work smarter together, not harder
  • Quickly turn demanding customers into loyal fans
  • Use a simple process to prevent misunderstandings and resolvedisputes

Using the Power of Pause process enables readers to become moreresilient in the face of change, save time and money, and helpothers be their best—even when dealing with competition,cultural and language differences, or tight budgets.

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"The Power of Pause is a great tool for us in these changing times. It helps us avoid the problems that ‘continuous partial attention’ and multi-tasking create and shows us how to think things through and achieve what’s important."
—Spencer Johnson, M.D., author of Who Moved My Cheese?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470478271
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Four-time Emmy Award winner Nance Guilmartin is an executive coach, consultant, educator, and author of Healing Conversations. As a Westinghouse Broadcasting executive, she launched the national designated driver program and the For Kids' Sake and Time to Care campaigns, sparking community problem solving in over 100 cities. She was press secretary to the late U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas and a writer-editor for CBS NewsRadio. Guilmartin is a Fellow of Florida International University's Center for Leadership, where she teaches the executive education program Women on the Move, and is a clinical adjunct faculty member at the College of Business Administration. She lives in Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

An Invitation to the Power of Pause.

Part One The Power of Pause Process: How to Shift fromRunning on Automatic.

1 Restoring the Ability to Choose.

2 What Is a Pause?

3 The Paradox of Pause: You Gain Impact by Taking a (Brief)Time-Out.

Tips and Yeah, buts.

Part Two Get Curious Not Furious: Take Back Control to GetNew Options.

4 What Happens When We're Wired to Snap?

5 Get a Reality Check: Save Time, Money, and Relationships.

6 What Is Curiosity?

7 Have You Been Caught in a Decision-Making Speed Trap?

8 When Curiosity Becomes Your New Default Setting.

Tips and Yeah, buts.

Part Three What Don't I Know I Don't Know? Ask BetterQuestions to Drive Success.

9 How Can We Ensure Success in Times of Uncertainty?

10 Drive Success with an Extra Measure of Humility.

11 Revisiting the Resentment Bank Account: Deposits andWithdrawals.

Tips and Yeah, buts.

Part Four The Art of the Pause: Do What Matters Most and MakeIt Count.

12 Where Are We Going?

13 What's in It for Me?

14 Appreciations: The Power of Pause in Action.

Tips for Effectively Giving and Accepting Appreciation.

15 The Power of Pause Practices: Twelve Ways to Be Your Best andto Succeed in a Demanding, 24/7 World.

It's Time: Now It's Up to You.

Notes.

Appreciations.

About the Author.

Index.

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  • Posted February 7, 2010

    I will be Curious - not Furious

    With this book, Nance Guilmartin created a magical flying carpet.

    I kept being transported to past events in my life, thinking: "What if I paused at that moment in time?" again and again. It is quite fascinating to realize that friendly reminders of actions that we miss, are vital to learning life lessons.
    Nance, with her inimitably affectionate way, keeps us on our toes by inviting us to: "Be Curious, not Furious!"

    'The Power of Pause' is mainly directed at the corporate person, yet I cannot help looking into my personal life, vowing to take a pause next time stress levels reach the stratosphere. Each story in the book highlights the fact that we, human beings in 2010, are living dangerously close to our boiling point and sometimes all it takes is a proverbial straw to break our backs.

    I will keep on reading The Power of Pause until I learn to PAUSE.

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    Powerful strategies!

    Read this book! The Power of Pause stands out in the leadership training arena. Nance Guilmartin presents what appear to be simple concepts and practices to drive in depth behavior changes that result in both workplace productivity and in bottom line profit. As a leadership development consultant and executive coach I apply these principles with my clients and can say with confidence "it works." Suzie Hise, CEO Hise Consultants

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