Synopses & Reviews
Everyone gets stuck sooner or later. The big question is how do you get unstuck?
People and organizations get stuck because the most ambitious and rewarding work brings with it the most challenges.
Unstuck is a smart, fearless, totally practical guide to turn to for inspiration and immediate solutions. Its meant to be acted on, not just read. And its based on the proven practices the authors have discovered while working with IBM, Sony, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Gap Inc., and many other major companies.
Whether you need to step back to move forward, motivate a struggling team, change your goals, or create a clearer vision, Unstuck helps you diagnose your situation, identify the most important challenges, and implement the right tools and techniques to get things moving again. Now with updated case studies, this is the perfect book to get you and your team unstuck.
Unstuck is roadside assistance for leadersa tool for turning information into action. (Gary VanSpronsen, senior vice president, Herman Miller)
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)
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)
Wonderfully engaging and playful
Packed with practical guidance on how to restore momentum. (Jay Conger, author of Winning Em Over)
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)
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.)
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)
Offering a dynamic and pragmatic approach to business success, this helpful handbook introduces the insights, methods, practices, techniques, tools, and strategies used by skilled business leaders in a variety of businesses to motivate a struggling team, change one's goals, develop a clearer picture of where one is headed, or to move forward. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
For anyone who feels "stuck," this dynamic handbook identifies the symptoms and offers dozens of in-the-moment tools, techniques, and examples to get moving again.
About the Author
is cofounder of Stone Yamashita Partners, a San Franciscobased consulting firm. He has worked with leaders at Hewlett-Packard, Apple, PBS, Sony, IBM, Nike, the World Bank, and others, and has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal
, and Harvard Business Review
Sandra Spataro is an assistant professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management. She held a number of management posts at Oracle before earning her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the University of California, Berkeley.