Author(s): Richard Koch
A large number of managers - especially in these difficult times - feel completely overwhelmed. Their inboxes are overflowing, they constantly struggle to finish their to-do lists and they stay at work longer than they would like to, leaving little time for the things that really matter. Luckily there is a way for managers to enjoy work and build a successful and fulfilling career without stress or long hours. In his bestselling book The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch showed readers how to put the 80/20 Principle - the idea that 80 per cent of results come from just 20 per cent of effort - into practice in their personal lives. Now he demonstrates the few things you need to do in the workplace to multiply the results you achieve. By applying the strategies outlined in The 80/20 Manager, you will: - Put in fewer hours than your colleagues yet never be short of time - Learn to focus only on the issues that really matter, and ignore those that don't - Achieve exceptional results by working less hard - Feel successful every day
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The 80/20 Principle is the cornerstone of result-based living. Read this new book and use it Tim Ferriss, author of the bestselling THE 4-HOUR WORK WEEK Simple ideas that can turn your business and your life around. I highly recommend it Al Ries, author of War in the Boardroom Koch provides a step-by-step guide to greater efficiency, helping readers with topics including mentoring, leveraging influence, finding meaning and direction, developing strategy, and consistently pursuing the biggest goals with the smallest effort ... This easy-to-follow, substantive work helps readers develop a managerial style that's truly worthwhile Publishers Weekly All the strands of Koch's uniquely powerful thinking poured into one volume. Packed with counterintuitive advice, this is the rare business book that can genuinely transform your life and work prospects. It's already given me a stack of invaluable ideas Tom Butler-Bowdon, author of NEVER TOO LATE TO BE GREAT It's time for managers to stop wasting time on bureaucracy and start working on the few things that count to create value. This book shows precisely how Jim Lawrence, CEO, Rothschild North America A great book, completely different from The 80/20 Principle, written exclusively for managers, and intensely practical Professor Andrew Campbell, Director, Ashridge Strategic Management Centre Richard Koch sees so clearly that good management and leadership come from within, and that liberating talent in yourself and in others is the key to success. This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to be a great leader and achieve extraordinary results Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chairman, Environment Agency I have long felt that laziness is a good quality in a manager without knowing either why or how to practise it as much as I would have liked. Richard's new book explains both why and how. I wish it had been published long ago Colin Drummond OBE, Chief Executive Viridor The good thing about this book is that it makes you think. The bad thing is that it doesn't let you off the hook. But at least Richard Koch offers managers ten ways you can achieve extraordinary outcomes. Some of the ten will surprise you Christopher Outram, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus, OC&C Strategy Consultants Richard Koch offers tremendous insight and practical guidance to help managers focus on the vital few things in their jobs, so that they can surf their objectives and achieve more with less Dr Peter Johnson, Fellow, Exeter College, Oxford University If you're in the know, then Richard Koch - entrepreneur, investor and author - is someone whose books you want to read -- Emma De Vita Third Sector I hope people will read this book and see it as a way of pushing for change and helping others towards simpler and better ways of working -- Julian Birkinshaw Management Today
Richard Koch is the bestselling author of The 80/20 Principle, which has sold three quarters of a million copies and been published in thirty-one languages. He is also a highly successful entrepreneur and investor, whose ventures have included Filofax, Plymouth Gin, Belgo and Betfair. He was formerly a partner of Bain & Company and co-founder of LEK Consulting. He is British and lives in Gibraltar.