Do What Matters Most: Lead with A Vision, Manage with A Plan, Prioritize Your Time

  • 2h 52m
  • Rob Shallenberger, Steve Shallenberger
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2021

Time management remains a huge challenge for most people. This book shares the three powerful habits that will help you minimize distractions, maximize accomplishments, and find time to do what matters most.

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 that will help people and teams 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. People who live these three habits can increase productivity by at least 30 to 50 percent, while reducing stress. For organizations, this means higher profits, happier employees, and increased innovation. For individuals, it means better physical and mental health, stronger relationships, and a greater sense of peace and balance.

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 Authors

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.

In this Book

  • Introduction—How to Increase Productivity by 30 to 50 Percent
  • The Do What Matters Most Mindset and Skillset
  • Why Doing What Matters Most Matters
  • The Power of a Personal Vision
  • How to Develop a Personal Vision
  • The Power of Roles and Goals
  • How to Develop Roles and Goals
  • The Power of Pre-Week Planning
  • How to Do Pre-Week Planning
  • Time and Habits—Make Each Day Count!
  • Conclusion—What Now?
  • Notes
  • Do What Matters Most Discussion Guide