WORK SMART: Your formula for unprecedented professional success

WORK SMART: Your formula for unprecedented professional success

by Marisa Murray


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Black & White on White paper

5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm)

246 pages

In today's workforce, most people feel obligated to work hard. Working hard is assumed to be correlated with delivering results, meeting deadlines, and overcoming obstacles. But is it really?

While working hard is seen by many as an obligation, working smart (the more effective and sustainable driver of success) remains completely optional and up to you. I mean, when was the last time someone at work sat you down to brainstorm about making your job easier and more enjoyable or offered up ideas to help you work less?

But there is a proven formula for working smart that absolutely accelerates your professional success.

This book is for ambitious professionals who want to learn to work smarter (not harder) to progress in their careers. The book exposes common beliefs, habits, and behaviours that erode your work performance, thus forcing you to work harder.

The WORK SMART formula covers the nine areas that individuals must get right in order to excel and fully enjoy their professional lives. When properly applied, this formula unleashes your ambition and motivation and taps into incremental determination and passion for your work-everything you need to take your performance to the next level but with much less effort.

I spent many of my 20 years in advancing leadership roles in corporate America working hard to get ahead. But my best years were never my hardest. Despite being exposed to the best professional development and coaching programs on the market, I noticed that I was often mentored and persuaded to apply an effort- and disciplined-based approach that included more hours, more stress, and more fatigue. True, some of these techniques did enable my ascension to the leadership ranks, but these patterns were never sustainable. Over time, my performance and satisfaction eroded when I relied on working way too hard.

What I discovered first hand is that much of the advice I received was extremely ineffective at enabling my best work in a sustainable way. Later, as I transitioned to my current career as an executive coach for top leaders, I noticed my clients repeating these same errors, largely because of these misguided historic practices.

By now, hundreds of corporate executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs have already benefited from the WORK SMART approach to their work. Steven, a managing director at a leading management consulting company said, "The tools provided in this book are so practical, applicable, and relevant that I apply them every day." This book will provide you with solutions and approaches that will activate your career and fulfil your desire for meaningful and enjoyable work. I promise that if you apply these principles, you will easily achieve your goals and be flooded with new opportunities beyond your wildest dreams.

Now, I know you are busy, but don't miss out on the opportunity to significantly improve your relationship with your work. Investing in enjoying your work is the best gift you can give yourself. The impact of this framework is trans-formative-you will not regret it, and everyone will notice and want to know your secret. The WORK SMART formula has proven to have positive, long-lasting results for my clients. All you have to do to tune your capabilities is to read this book. Each chapter will give you new insights as you master your new work habits. Take action right now, and claim your best work!

This book provides your road map to transform you and your organisation into the thriving leader and environment that will yield unprecedented results and amazing opportunities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978188686
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Marisa Murray has over two decades of success in business and technology leadership roles. A former Partner with Accenture and Vice President at Bell, Marisa built deep strategy, transformation, and change management skills.

As an Executive Coach and Speaker, Marisa applies her firsthand experiences to support business leaders to improve their individual and team performance by enhancing their leadership competencies. Her services include one-on-one coaching, team coaching, and speaking. She is bilingual, serving clients in both English and French.

Marisa holds her coaching certification with the ICF, is a Professional Engineer and alumni from the University of Waterloo, and holds an MBA from Queen's University. Marisa lives in Montreal with her husband and two sons. Connect with Marisa at

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