A Bias for Action: How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower, Achieve Results, and Stop Wasting Time
In A Bias for Action, Sumantra Ghoshal and Heike Bruch reveal that only 10% of managers act purposefully to get truly important work done. The other 90% simply "spin their wheels" by procrastinating, detaching emotionally, and distracting themselves with busywork. Why does this happen, and what separates productive managers from their less purposeful colleagues? Based on exclusive research across several industries, and illustrated through stirring personal stories, A Bias for Action shows that great managers produce results not by motivating others, but by engaging their own willpower through a powerful combination of energy and focus. Bruch and Ghoshal provide simple strategies for bolstering individual willpower and action-taking abilities, and explore ways to marshal the willpower of others to encourage collective action.
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"By its very nature, a manager's job leaves little room for reflection," Bruch and Ghoshal contend,"and as a result managers tend to ignore or postpone dealing with the organization's most crucial ... Read full review
great book a must read for high achievers .
Management Is the Art of Doing and Getting Done
Distinguish Purposeful Action from Active Nonaction
Marshaling Energy and Developing Focus
Moving Beyond Motivation to Willpower
Crossing the Rubicon
Overcoming me Three Traps or Nonaction
Developing Purposeful Managers The Organizations Responsibility