UTS AA Friends and Colleagues
2 pieces of breaking news, from the world of FranklinCovey (which has been an extraordinary learning community for me for over the last 20+ years)
#1) their newly released book, as of October 4th, 2011, titled:
“The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems” by best selling author, Dr. Stephen R. Covey
An excerpt from Amazon’s Product Description:
“The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving. One of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Dr. Stephen R. Covey has helped millions transform their lives. In The 3rd Alternative, Covey turns his formidable insight to a powerful new way to resolve professional and personal difficulties and create solutions to great challenges in organizations and society…Beyond conflict and compromise, The 3rd Alternative unveils a radical, creative new way of thinking. It is a groundbreaking but practical work that demonstrates why 3rd Alternative thinking represents the supreme opportunity of our time.”
As one UM colleague recently wrote to me:
“I’m just finishing The Third Alternative and I’m grateful for your alerting me to it. Covey is such a fine, decent person; I admire him so much. Although the book is an expansion of one of the 7 habits, synergy, ( actually all his books are riffs on the 7 habits ) he has restated the universal themes in a wise, humble manner. If our Church could follow these principles, we could truly give life to multitudes.”
#2) FranklinCovey recently announced the launch of their newest solution: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity. While hundreds of free, live introductory events have been offered in recent months, access to a non-obligatory virtual review is now available until Friday, November 25th, 2011.
The essence of it, if you want to see for yourself ??
In FranklinCovey’s newest solution: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, you will learn how to transform your life by using five fundamental choices to dramatically increase your ability to achieve the most important outcomes.
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity are:
- Act on the important, don’t react to the urgent.
- Go for extraordinary, don’t settle for ordinary.
- Schedule the big rocks, don’t sort gravel.
- Rule your technology, don’t let technology rule you.
- Fuel the fire, don’t burn out.
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity teaches you how to achieve extraordinary results. This solution will empower you to achieve outcomes that have previously been outside your reach. It will enable you to make day-to-day decisions that are focused on your most important outcomes instead of focusing on the gravel that gets thrown at you constantly. You will learn to eliminate the activities that distract you from achieving your most important goals. The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity will guide you to a new paradigm of your roles, effective weekly and daily planning, technology mastery, and energy renewal for truly extraordinary achievements.
For more details about FranklinCovey’s free virtual offer, please see the information below and/or send your email address and request to [email protected] and Cheryl will take care of you.
“See you again soon”, around the greater global campus – Don Sardella (UTS ‘80)