Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Worthwhile Reading

Stephen R. Covey does it again with cutting edge thinking: this sequel to The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People ,lays out the imperitive to embrace ways to find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.  Covey gives the reader a transformative model to move from a control model to a realease/empowerment model and highlights the importance of leaders:

Aligning for Execution
Empowering for Execution
Next, Covey hones in on the keys to successful execution: Clarity, Commitment, Translation, Enabling, Synergy, Accountability and stresses that DISCIPLINE IN EXECUTION is paramount by:
1.  Focusing on the Wildly Important vs Multitasking
2. Create a Compelling Scoreboard- People will be motivated
3. Translate Lofty Goals into Specific Actions-Measurable
4. Hold each other Accountable- all the time
One intriguing concept he adds is looking for the Third Alternative- being open to the new/better course of action that is better than your way or my way. 
Available in Paperback:  Simon and Schuster Publishing