What if you, your team, or your entire organization had absolute clarity about what was most important, and that's where all of your energy was focused? Imagine the force multiplier of that kind of shared sense of direction, purpose, and priorities.
Be the Best at What Matters Most reveals the one essential strategy for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and those who aspire to lead. Simplify the way you think about your business. Success isn't about doing everything, it's about doing the most important things.
In a tough market, it's tempting to look for shortcuts. Reality check: There aren't any shortcuts. Be the Best at What Matters Most teaches that the way to create results, growth, and profit is to be so good at the basics that you are cutting edge. What an audacious idea—outperform your competition on those things that create real value for your customer. Through real-world examples, engaging activities, and thought-provoking guidance, this book shows you how to:
Instill in yourself and your team a shared sense of direction, purpose, and priorities by focusing on the most important things for your company's success. Be the Best at What Matters Most helps you clarify and simplify, and when you can do that, you can move mountains.
Praise for Be the Best at What Matters Most
"In Be the Best at What Matters Most, Joe Calloway has unlocked the secret to building a business and brand that stand the test of time. Implementing the lessons from this book doesn't just give you an advantage, it redefines the rules for where you invest your focus, energy, and resources. If building a great, enduring business matters to you, then don't just read this book—devour it."
—Randy G. Pennington, author of Results Rule!
"Be the Best at What Matters Most urges us in a very clear way to get our business to 'simple' and to execute better every single day. Simple with regard to what matters most to our customers. Thank you for the insight, Joe. I assure you that we will be better for it."
—Steve Bilt, CEO, Smile Brands Inc.
"Once again, Joe brings us all down to earth to take the mystery out of how to succeed in business. Having relied on Joe's advice for over fourteen years in four different companies, he continues to show how the 'basics' always win—good economy, bad economy, any demographic, any geography, any industry. These are real ways to help businesses succeed in simple, cost-effective manners that anyone can implement."
—Dan Tarantin, CEO, Chem-Dry/N-Hance
"Vintage Calloway: real-world wisdom. Get everyone in your company to read this book."
—Randy Gage, author of the New York Times bestseller Risky is the New Safe
"It's not about working harder, being more motivated, or finding better people. It's about making 'what you do best' simple and sustainable. Everything we do depletes our most valuable resource, which is time. Read Be the Best at What Matters Most and stop doing the things that keep you from doing what matters most."
—Arnie Malham, CEO, cj Advertising
"Be the Best at What Matters Most, Joe Calloway's latest gift to business leaders, owners, and managers, is a deceptively simple approach to winning in business. Read it and focus. You'll be glad you did. Joe scores again with sound advice for businesses who want to be the best."
—Elizabeth Crook, CEO, Orchard Advisors
Too basic. Takes a chapter to explain something that could be said in a paragraph.Published 25 days ago by Rough Rider
Joe Calloway is unimpressed with the increasingly common idea that, in order to compete successfully, you must think outside the box to come up with some "wow factor" to make your... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ash Ryan
Very good book that focuses on how to focus. Full of entertaining examples and good concepts. Not all of it is profound but being reminded to keep it simple and master the basics... Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Birkinsha
I think this book could have been much shorter. An article in a magazine for example. There wasn't enough substance here.Published 4 months ago by Melina Garza
You must read this if you are a business person or leader. Read his other book too.Published 6 months ago by Jeff C. Annis
If there is one management book you will ever read, pick this one. I guarantee it's an easy read, goes straight to the point and... won't disappoint!Published 8 months ago by Luc Limbourg
As a matter of disclosure I received this book as part of the 12 Books group with the expectation that I would participate in the discussion on Goodreads and post a review on that... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Casey Wheeler
I read business books as self-help books, ways to improve myself. This book is right up there with the best of them. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Susan Beamon