Power of Pause How to Be More Effective in a Demanding, 24/7 World

ISBN-10: 0470478276

ISBN-13: 9780470478271

Edition: 2010

Authors: Nance Guilmartin

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One of the most frustrating dilemmas for working people today is how to be effective when we feel we don't have time or we're facing non-stop demands. This book gives readers high-speed tools to solve that dilemma using an approach that, as is often the case in business success, is paradoxical. The solution that is the most powerful is not always the most obvious which is why when you discover it, it's powerful. It's called: The Power of Pause.The Power of Pause process is a 21 st century practice that international author, Nance Guilmartin, has taught thousands of people to use in a 24/7 world. It is a method that dares us to take a moment to wonder what's called for when we feel we're short on time, attention, temper or choices. Whether we're managing or working for a company, a nonprofit organization, a government agency, a hospital, a school, a customer service help line, or ourselves, we can learn to briefly put our assumptions and reactions on hold. In that instant, we can use a simple method to rewire our overloaded circuits, tap into our 'missing-in-action' common sense, and raise our communication intelligence.In a nutshell: This book provides readers with a powerful framework and an "Effectiveness Equation" to make better decisions in a non-stop world. It is not a book about slowing down the pace of workday life. It is a book that enables time-pressed readers to make savvier choices and avoid costly mistakes. How? By quickly uncovering better options that lie beneath the surface of high-speed reactions, which positions readers to be more effective "rapid responders."Readers get mental short cuts to productively respond to what someone said, what someone meant and what was left unsaid. They exercise leadership skills -that save time and strengthen relationships - by taking responsibility, in advance , for being understood rather than assuming their meaning was clear the first time. They regain a sense of humor and tolerance, and stop taking it personally when communication miscues happen in the multitasking, increasingly diverse workplace. They engage one another in productive exchanges instead of attacking or being resigned. In addition, The Power of Pause methods enable managers and teams to save time and money because they can now fix problems and achieve goals with less stress - even in the face of competition, cultural or language differences or tight budgets.
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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/19/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

An Invitation to the Power of Pause
The Power of Pause Process: How to Shift from Running on Automatic
Restoring the Ability to Choose
What Is a Pause?
The Paradox of Pause: You Gain Impact by Taking a (Brief) Time-Out
Tips and Yeah, Buts
Get Curious Not Furious: Take Back Control to Get New Options
What Happens When We're Wired to Snap?
Get a Reality Check: Save Time, Money, and Relationships
What Is Curiosity?
Have You Been Caught in a Decision-Making Speed Trap?
When Curiosity Becomes Your New Default Setting
Tips and Yeah, Buts
What Don't I Know I Don't Know? Ask Better Questions to Drive Sucess
How Can We Ensure Success in Times of Uncertainty?
Drive Success with an Extra Measure of Humility
Revisiting the Resentment Bank Account: Deposits and Withdrawals
Tips and Yeah, Buts
The Art of the Pause: Do What Matters Most and Make it Count
Where Are We Going?
What's in It for Me?
Appreciations: The Power of Pause in Action
Tips for Effectively Giving and Accepting Appreciation
The Power of Pause Practices: Twelve Ways to Be Your Best and to Succeed in a Demanding, 24/7 World
It's Time: Now it's Up to You
About the Author
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