What is included with this book?
What shapes a person's career and life, and defines them as a leader? Their decisions. We all want to be more productive and deliver our best results. But doing this effectively—and consistently over time—is a significant challenge. Managing it all is hard, and leading in today's hyper-paced world is even harder.
The good news is that leadership expert Steve McClatchy makes it easier. In Decide, McClatchy—who works with Fortune 1000 people every day to help them achieve outstanding levels of performance—shows you how to cut through the complexities and excuses to start realizing real gains simply by changing one thing: the way you make decisions. With McClatchy's help, you can quickly begin to:
Again and again, McClatchy has helped people learn for themselves how great decision-making habits yield a lifetime of accomplishments. Follow McClatchy's no-nonsense and practical approach, and you'll soon manage—and even lead—at your highest level of personal performance.
Chapter 1: Two Forms of Human Motivation
Prevent Pain: I Have To Do It!
Do I Really “Have To”?
Attributes of a Gain Task
Management vs. Leadership
The One and Only Exercise I Will Ask You To Do In This Book…Brainstorm!
Chapter 2: It’s all up to you- Avoid Burnout and Create Balance
So Why Take on Gain?
The Paradox of Balance
Gain is the Answer to the Balance Crisis
Gain and Prevent Pain Must Work Together
Chapter 3: Prioritizing Tasks in Relation to Results
A New Way to Prioritize
Why is Prioritizing Important?
Focus on Results
Breaking Down Gain: Creation vs. Consumption
Chapter 4: Energy and Motivation: Decide How You Will Get Yours
What Can Your Brain Do for You?
Energy from Desire: Creation and Consumption
Energy From Fear: Procrastination
Benefits to Procrastination
Problems with Procrastination
The Final Judgment on Procrastination
Chapter 5: What Understanding the Value of Time Can Do for Your Life
The Value of a Minute
Understanding Where Our Time Goes
Make Better Decisions About Your Time
You Accomplish Gain by Getting Your Goals on Your Calendar
Why Does This Work?
Getting Your Goals on Your Calendar: The First Steps
Need Some Examples?
Leap of Faith
Don’t squeeze it in
Chapter 6: Monthly, Weekly & Daily Planning
No Time to Plan?
Benefits of a Five Minute Plan
Make It a Habit
Chapter 7: Managing Interruptions
Stick to the Work Involved
Steer it Back by Interrupting Yourself
Recover and Get Back to Work!
Work Interruptions Into and Out of Your Schedule
Return the Favor
Chapter 8: How to Manage It All? Time Management Implementation
Organizing Your Information Resources
Why Get Organized?
Decide and Commit
The Keys to Using a Time Management System Effectively
What Your System Needs To Do
Task Management System: To-Do Lists
They Work Together
Being On Time versus Being Late
Information Management: Contacts and Notes
Touch it Once
Chapter 9: Take Action
The Power of Your Decisions
Decisions Are Like Rules
Your Decisions Determine Who You Are
Do You Make Leadership Decisions?
It’s Not a Competition
Building Your Identity as a Leader
Don’t Just Think About It. Do It!
You Work Too Hard Not to Get the Great Results You Deserve
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