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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If you are a leader on the up escalator but lack a mentor who can help you navigate the dangers of corporate life, Unstuck will provide witty and useful advice. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow and Good Business
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
Part action manual, part tool, part dojo, Unstuck is unfailingly inventive when it comes to tackling the toughest challenges of making strategy, organizing work, and leading people. If youre stuckand you will be if you aim to do great workUnstuck is a fresh, fun, and serious-minded guide to moving forward. -- Polly LaBarre, author of Mavericks at Work
This is PowerPoint for the soula new manifesto from two of our most original, most amazing thinkers (and more important, practitioners). -- Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Small Is the New Big
Unstuck is roadside assistance for leadersa tool for turning information into action. -- Gary VanSpronsen, senior vice president, Herman Miller
Unstuck takes all thats tough about leading change, breaks it down, and serves it up in a way that makes you want to take action. Today. -- Paul Pressler, CEO, Gap Inc.
Wonderfully engaging and playful
Packed with practical guidance on how to restore momentum. -- Jay Conger, author of Winning Em Over