Just before CEO and consultant Stuart Levine appeared on the Today Show to promote his bestselling book The Six Fundamentals of Success, cohost Matt Lauer said to him, You kw what really drives me nuts? When people come into my office for a five-minute conversation and an hour later, they're still there! Why can't they cut to the chase? Lauer's question echoed the concerns Levine has heard from business people and top executives at every level: How can I get more done? How can I stay focused? How can I condense my workday so that I can become more successful and yet spend more time with my family? Levine's answer? By cutting to the chase. The people who thrive at work are the ones who make best use of their limited time and energy. They approach each task with clarity and purpose. They prioritize. They don't allow others to waste their time. In Cut To The Chase, Levine has distilled the expertise of hundreds of CEOs, managers, and professionals into 100 concise, invaluable lessons about how to get to the point, stay on track, and be more successful in everything you do.In an age where we spend more hours at work than ever before, Cut To The Chase is the indispensable guide to making the most of your time so that you can lead a happier, more balanced life.
STUART R. LEVINE, former CEO of the Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc, is Chairman and CEO of Stuart Levine & Associates LLC, a consulting and leadership development company. The author of the national bestseller The Six Fundamentals of Success and coauthor of the international bestseller The Leader in You, he has been profiled in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA TODAY, and he has appeared on the Today show, CNN, CNBC, and PBS. He lives in New York with his wife, Harriet, and two children, Jesse and Elizabeth. Winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award, Alan Sklar has narrated nearly two hundred audiobooks, including Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden, The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings by Thomas Maier, and The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award (twice), a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine. The Dartmouth graduate's theatre credits include Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Seagull, and many modern roles. Alan has also narrated thousands of corporate videos for clients such as NASA, Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM, Dannon, Pfizer, AT&T, and SONY. For several years, he has been the spokesman for TracFone Wireless Co. and can often be seen and heard on TracFone radio and TV spots and infomercials. I am so pleased, as is my husband, to have found a narrator that holds our attention so well that we have come to compare every other narrator to him (you). So far we have found none with such a talent as yours. We very much plan to listen to as many of your works as we can find. -Sandi King, a letter to Mr. Sklar