Summary of Powerful Planning Skills

Envisioning the Future and Making it Happen

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Powerful Planning Skills book summary
As Goethe once wrote: “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”


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All books that promise to teach you how to manage your time and your tasks more efficiently must be judged by one simple measure: Do they offer techniques that you actually can implement into your life? In the case of Powerful Planning Skills the answer is an unqualified yes. Although the slim book at first looks simplistic, don’t be deceived. Peter Capezio has written a nuts-and-bolts guide that essentially is a straightforward, interactive workbook. The text zeros in on strategic and personal planning styles, while also offering information to help you understand why your past efforts to become the world’s best planner might have gone astray. Like most books on time management, this one includes much that you’ve heard before, but if you’re looking to walk away with few new planning tricks, getAbstract recommends this book to you.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the basic skills of good planning entail
  • How to discover your optimal planning style and stick with it
  • Why you should always have a contingency plan in place


Affects Success
Planning skills are essentially survival skills, since your plans form the foundation of how you assess and execute your work. Planning skills hinge upon your ability to evaluate projects or problems logically. Since logic tells you to look at things broadly first, and...
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About the Author

Peter Capezio is also the author of Winning Teams: Making Your Team Productive and Successful, the upcoming Supreme Teams, Taking AIM on Leadership and Total Quality Management. He is co-author with Debra Morehouse of the upcoming Secrets of Breakthrough Leadership The team also wrote Taking the Mystery Out of TQM: A Practical Guide to Total Quality

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