Award-winning keynote speaker and the bestselling author of seven books, Laura Stack is a noted expert in employee and team productivity. She is best known by her moniker, “The Productivity Pro®.” Her engaging personality, combined with nearly 25 years of experience helping organizations achieve RESULTS, have made her one of the most sought-after experts in her field.
Funny, engaging, and full of real-life strategies that work, Laura will change mindsets and attitudes—so you and your team can maximize its productivity, increase market share, strengthen performance, increase sales, and get the job done right!
Based on Laura’ book of the same title (Berrett-Koehler), Laura Stack was inspired by Peter Drucker’s classic 1969 book The Effective Executive. But a lot has changed since it was written. And while Drucker’s advice on what to do remains brilliant, he didn’t give much detail on the how. Laura details how today’s leaders and managers can obtain profitable, productive results with their time by managing the intersection of two critical values: effectiveness and efficiency.
Effectiveness, Stack says, is identifying and achieving the best objectives for your organization—doing the right things. Efficiency is accomplishing them with the least amount of time, effort, and cost—doing things right. If you’re not clear on both, you’re wasting your time. As Drucker put it, “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
Stack identifies twelve practices that will enable leaders to be effective and efficient, grouped into three areas where they spend their time, called 3T Leadership:
Strategic Thinking (Business), Teamwork (Employees), andTactics (Self)
For each practice, Stack offers advice from her 25 years in the trenches, working with thousands of leaders globally. You’ll receive scores of new ideas on how you, your team, and your organization can boost productivity.Laura has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Forbes magazine and has been a spokesperson for Microsoft, Dannon, belVita, 3M, Skillsoft, Office Depot, Day-Timer, Fellowes, and Xerox. Her client list includes top Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Aramark, Bank of America, GM, Wells Fargo, and Time Warner, plus government agencies such the United States Air Force Academy, the Census Bureau, the U.S. Senate, and even the IRS. Her books have been published and translated in over 20 countries.