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Focus Like a Laser Beam : 10 Ways to Do What Matters Most

Lisa L. Haneberg

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Format: Hardcover, 160pp.
ISBN: 9780787984816
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: June 16, 2006

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Today's business managers and leaders are expected to handle impossible workloads and get results. Those who are successful know how to distinguish what they "must" do from what they "should" do, and to focus with mindfulness, purpose, and direction on the tasks that most directly affect bottom-line results.

In Focus Like a Laser Beam, acclaimed management consultant?and business blogger Lisa Haneberg offers business leaders a new way to direct their focus that, like a laser beam, is direct, fast, and on track. The book offers leaders ways to improve energy and engagement in the workplace and redirect how people communicate at work. Focus Like a Laser Beam is filled with useful suggestions for dealing with distractions and diversions and outlines the ten practices that will help leaders focus on what's most important.
  • Know and feel the power of laser focus
  • Get connected with your employees
  • Have fun and be fun
  • Relax to energize
  • Turn meetings into focus sessions
  • Invite a challenge
  • Huddle
  • Stop multitasking and put your focus where it belongs
  • Do one great thing
  • Let go of outdated goals, projects, and tasks
This groundbreaking book combines interviews?with top executives with the lessons learned from Lisa Haneberg's experience working with such cutting-edge companies as Intel and Amazon.com. The book shows managers how to prioritize their most crucial responsibilities and execute them with laser-like focus. Written to be a practical guide, Focus Like a Laser Beam features self-diagnostics, exercises, and includes step-by-step plans to create immediate improvement in streamlining processes and achieving results for leaders and their teams.


"Given today's fast pace of life, we all need Lisa's coaching on setting priorities! Quit saying, 'I can do it all!' Read this book and say, 'I can do what matters!' Great coaching for busy people!"
óMarshall Goldsmith, executive coach; author or coeditor of The Leader of the Future, Global Leadership, and Coaching for Leadership

"In this hyperactive world where our work is interrupted once every eleven minutes itís easy to conclude that as critical as focus is, it is beyond our grasp. But with this book in hand you can get both the methods and the kick-in-the-pants you need to overcome easy excuses and make focus a competitive advantage for you and your team."
óLaurence Haughton, author, Itís Not the Big That Eat the Small . . . Itís the FAST That Eat the Slow and Itís Not What You Say . . . Itís What You Do

"Lisa Hanebergís thoughtful book, Focus Like A Laser Beam, is important reading for managers and others looking to create value in their organization. In a time when too many priorities, messages, and issues make decision making difficult to do, this book helps the reader effectively sort through these items by focusing on whatís important in improving their organization."
óKen Thrasher, CEO, Compli, and retired CEO and president, Fred Meyer Stores

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Lisa Haneberg is a management trainer and coach, specializing in manager and leader development and effectiveness. In addition to Focus Like a Laser Beam, she is the author of three books and has written articles for publications such as Leader to Leader, C2M (Consulting to Management), and Selling. She reaches a worldwide audience through her popular blog, "Management Craft" (www.managementcraft.com).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Keith Ferrazziv
Part One: Excite and Energize9
1Know and Feel the Power of Laser Focus11
2Get Intimate with Your Employees25
3Have Fun and Be Fun37
4Relax to Energize49
Part Two: Tune Your Dialogue61
5Turn Meetings into Focus Sessions65
6Invite a Challenge79
Part Three: Zoom In107
8Stop Multitasking, Start Chunking111
9Do One Great Thing121
10Let Go131
The Author147

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