Publisher: Harvard Business School, 204, 209 pages
What Makes Real Leaders Truly Effective?
The answer is deceptively simple: willpower. If you think you have it, then think again, because you're probably among the 90 percent of managers who don't. After all, when was the last time you actually created real value for your company? Can you even remember? Have you had chances to make a difference but found yourself floundering, or did you give up as soon as you hit a wall? Do you find yourself attending regular run-of-the-mill meetings or doing routine paperwork all the time?
Let's face it: Only 10 percent of managers take decisive steps to achieve important goals. The rest of us are distracted all the time, paralyzed by insecurity, or emotionally detached. We simply cannot harness our own willpower, and so we fail to follow through as we should. Why? This book addresses that question and more:
Through a range of real-life stories and in-depth assessments, this book will help you to identify what works against you every day and what you can do to overcome it. Nothing-especially not you-should come between you and your goals. A Bias for Action will help you find your willpower and develop a way to use it.
Stop trying. Start doing. Read this book.