From Publishers Weekly
This graphically modern and interactive volume demands that readers get themselvesand their businessesout of whatever rut theyre in. By first encouraging the acknowledgment of being stuck, Yamashita and Spataro, a consultant and business school professor, respectively, pave the way for escape. They describe the seven emotional manifestations of being stuck (feeling alone, overwhelmed, directionless, battle-torn, worthless, hopeless, exhausted) and provide guidance for moving past them, through case studies (from the U.S. Postal Service to Apollo 13), exercises, charts and mantras such as "find the quiet rock star" and "write the headline from the future." Its alternately funny and thought provoking; and with rarely more than 200 words per page, it doesnt resemble a typical dense business tome. Yet somehow, in its succinctness (and despite its overuse of catchphrases), this book renders specific and practical points as well as enough inspiration to help all kinds of individuals and teams break through mental walls.
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is roadside assistance for leadersa tool for turning information into action. -- Gary VanSpronsen, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Herman MillerUnstuck
really walks its talk. -- Ivy Ross, founder of Project Platypus at Mattel Inc.
A new manifesto from two of our most original, most amazing thinkers (and more important, practitioners). Right now. -- Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Free Prize Inside
He may be one of the most influential consultants you've never heard of. He's certainly one of the most creative. -- Fast Company
Insightful and creative
.In just a few minutes I got more than enough good ideas to last a long time. -- David Allen, author of Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything
One of the pioneers working on technology's cutting edge. -- The Wall Street Journal
Part action manual, part tool, part dojo, Unstuck
is unfailingly inventive
.a fresh, fun, and serious-minded guide to moving forward. -- Polly LaBarre, contributing writer, Fast Company
Strategy, brand, culture: Keith Yamashita puts them together. -- Fourtune
.Packed with practical guidance on how to restore momentum to your teams and organization. Hard to put down! -- Jay Conger, author of Winning 'Em Over