Over fifteen years ago Richard Koch introduced the world to the 80/20 Principle. Now he shows managers how to use the Principle to achieve exceptional results at work - without stress or long hours.
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
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