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Do What Matters Most: Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, Prioritize Your Time (Paperback)
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Time management remains a huge challenge for most people. This book shares the habits and processes used by top leaders worldwide to minimize distractions and maximize accomplishments.
In researching more than 1,260 managers and executives from more than 108 different organizations, Steve and Rob Shallenberger discovered that 68 percent of them feel like their number one challenge is time management, yet 80 percent don't have a clear process for how to prioritize their time.
Drawing on their forty years of leadership research, this book offers three powerful habits that the top 10 percent of leaders use to Do What Matters Most. These three high performance habits are developing a written personal vision, identifying and setting Roles and Goals, and consistently doing Pre-week Planning. And Steve and Rob make an audacious promise: these three habits can increase anyone's productivity by at least 30 to 50 percent. For organizations, this means higher profits, happier employees, and increased innovation. For individuals, it means you'll find hours in your week that you didn't know were there--imagine what you could do!
You will learn how acquiring this skillset turned an "average" employee into her company's top producer, enabled a senior vice president to reignite his team and achieve record results, transformed a stressed-out manager's work and home life, helped a CEO who felt like he'd lost his edge regain his fire and passion, and much more. By implementing these simple and easy-to-understand habits, supported by tools like the Personal Productivity Assessment, you will learn how to lead a life by design, not by default. You'll feel the power that comes with a sense of control, direction, and purpose.
About the Author
Steve Shallenberger is the founder and chairman of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership. He has more than forty years of experience as a business owner, senior executive, professional corporate trainer, and community leader.
Rob Shallenberger is CEO of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership. He served as an F-16 fighter pilot in the air force for eleven years. He was also an advance agent for Air Force One and traveled the world working with foreign embassies and the Secret Service.
“This is the most impactful leadership book I’ve ever read. It provides a simple results-based method that everyone is capable of following. If you follow this process, you will not only become a better leader, but a better spouse, parent, and friend. Every CEO, leader, and person should read this book.” —Mike Choutka, President & CEO of Hensel Phelps
“This book helped me improve my focus on what matters most by showing me how to schedule my priorities instead of prioritizing my schedule. The big three of vision, roles & goals, and pre-week planning are life-changing habits that I am constantly sharing with others. I love the simplicity of this book and the immediate call to action that will impact anyone!”—Michelle Friesenhahn, Global SVP Human Resources, Ultra
“Transformational reading delivered in a precise and simple way that is easy for people to connect with. This book shows how to design a great life by following the big three habits that will make daily living productive, effective, and fulfilling.”—Minalkumar Shah, CEO, Techpak Industries Ltd.
“This book is about leading a life by design; either you make things happen or things happen to you. Do What Matters Most teaches the building blocks of success and how to control your destiny to achieve success in every area of your life. If you are yet to find success, this book is for you. If you are already successful, you can soar to greater heights. I wish I had read this book as a teenager.” —Jody Richards, President, Process Technology