26 September 2023

Leadership Hacks: Clever Shortcuts to Boost Your Impact and Results

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Scott Stein, Wiley, $29.95.

It’s the eternal leadership dilemma: too much to do, but not enough time to do it in. Leadership Hacks is a business leaders guide to getting things done in a smarter and more effective way.

This challenge is not new to leaders. What is new is the speed with which they have to accomplish things – they need to get many more things done in much less time in an environment that includes more remote workers. They need to ‘hack’ their approach: to find methods and processes they can use to fast-track their approach to thinking, communicating and delegating.

An expert on leadership and influence Scott Stein says the evolving business environment leaves many leaders struggling to achieve against constantly shifting priorities, competitors and deadlines, all while being expected to do more with less!

Over the years, the leader’s role has expanded to encompass more duties, more responsibility, and more accountability yet we’re still stuck with the same 24 hours in every day.

An age-old question is: “Are leaders born or are they made? They do not want to be perfect; they want to motivate their staff to do the best job possible in the shortest time possible. They’re looking for practical approaches or techniques that they can use to improve their performance.”

Covering hacks at personal, one-on-one and team levels, this book is packed with tips, tricks and advice that will help you eliminate the distractions and harness technology; communicate effectively, delegate clearly and coach confidently; and make meetings and missions that matter for your team. You’ll “achieve greater results, open the channels of communication and look like a rock star to those still struggling with the daily deluge.”

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