- What is your strategic direction?
- How can you get people to stay focused executing your plans?
- Are you pursuing too many “top” priorities?
- How do you avoid irrational traps without getting bogged down by over-analysis?
Why Quitters Win reveals why Tasler’s elegantly simple 3-part Strategic Behavior framework is already driving excellence for everyone from Fortune 500 executives and middle managers to busy moms, small business owners and church leaders.
Decades of research in social science and business strategy, as well as Tasler’s own findings from surveying the decisions of hundreds of thousands of working adults reveal that the most successful people, teams, and companies are not those with access to the widest variety of opportunities or the steadiest supply of creative ideas. Surprisingly, the opposite is true. Too many exciting opportunities, good ideas, and “top” priorities erode our focus, confuse our teams, and keep us swirling around a plateau of mediocrity.
Why Quitters Win addresses a profoundly important topic with a brilliantly simple approach that has the power to profoundly change your life one decision at a time.
“Why Quitters Win delivers a surprising and important message: our most important choices are the ones we choose not to make. Nick Tasler’s engaging, practical book has already changed how I advise leaders-–and how I make my own decisions.”
—Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of Give and Take
“The ability to make sound, timely decisions is the most crucial ability any leader can have. Nick Tasler’s insightful new book about the crucial role of choosing what “not” to do is a great place to start for anyone looking to make better decisions.”
—Daniel H. Pink author of TO SELL IS HUMAN and DRIVE
“In this fascinating book, Nick Tasler illustrates that success in business can hinge on doing more by doing less. Nick’s combination of personal experience and research brings this message to light in a fun and compelling narrative. Nick frames his lessons into prescriptive steps that can help everyone find ways to improve their decision making.”
—Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School Professor and author of SIDETRACKED
“Nick Tasler is a part of a new guard of thinkers challenging a culture of exhaustion and mediocrity. Tasler has his fingers on the pulse of the modern business world and has correctly diagnosed the problem: doing more is not doing better. In Why Quitters Win, Tasler has created a practical vaccine against this global epidemic in business. If we want to create greater happiness and success, we must decide to create victory through strategic retreat.”
—Shawn Achor, bestselling author of THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE and BEFORE HAPPINESS
“Why Quitters Win gives us an Easy Button for great decisions at every level of an organization. If you want to start seeing great judgment and excellent leadership everywhere from the front-lines to the C-suites, this book is a must-read.”
—Kevin D. Wilde, Chief Learning Officer, General Mills
“Why Quitters Win is compelling and important for all leaders, and a great read. Nick rebuts some well accepted approaches to strategic leadership with wit, insight and data – while helping us do the right things more effectively. A great guide for strategic decision makers at all levels!”
—Karen Grabow, Senior Vice President, Business Development Services, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
“I can’t recommend this book highly enough. While the insights are profound, Nick’s methods are so simple that we were able to immediately make them part of our daily routines. Virtually overnight, they made a profound impact on the quality of decisions in our organization.”
—Randy Ross, Chief Human Resources Officer, G&K Services
“Why Quitters Win is like a flashlight in a blackout. In our increasingly complex world, paralysis by analysis affects us all. With thousands of streams of information to access, competing priorities, and a global landscape, the inability to sift through it all and make good decisions severely limits every organization’s potential. As inspirational as it is instructive, this book will be a game-changer for decision-makers at all levels.”
—Shane Raymond, Vice President, Business and Professional Development, Royal Bank of Canada