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The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months | [Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington]

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months

Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a 12-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now.
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Publisher's Summary

The guide to shortening your execution cycle down from one year to 12 weeks

Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a 12-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. In the end more of the important stuff gets done and the impact on results is profound.

  • Explains how to leverage the power of a 12-week year to drive improved results in any area of your life
  • Offers a how-to book for both individuals and organizations seeking to improve their execution effectiveness
  • Authors are leading experts on execution and implementation

Turn your organization's idea of a year on its head, and speed your journey to success.

©2013 Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Michael 07-27-14
    Michael 07-27-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Information with misleading support materials"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the book and the information and assume it may help if implemented; however, it is disappointing because he keeps referring to worksheets to get from his site. When I go to his site and system he mentions in almost every chapter it is unlike most of the business books, where I've committed to them having my email address and getting free worksheets; the only option I found was a $197 package to get them and use their system for 12 weeks, (there is also a more expensive option for a year). Maybe in the real books you can see what he is discussing and figure out how to layout the plan, but in Audible it is not seen and I'm concerned it will be difficult to implement unseen.


    128 of 131 people found this review helpful
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    Sunflower 09-21-14
    Sunflower 09-21-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Love the concept, difficult implementation without"
    If you could sum up The 12 Week Year in three words, what would they be?

    Read the book 2 times. Love the concept but if I don't sit down and take notes I can't implement the system. If I had time to sit down to take notes, I would have bought the hard cover book and not the audio book. The worksheets mentioned should be accessible through audible. I have search everywhere online and there is nothing near like it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The guy who called his mom over 400 times (never mind that the dates mentioned did't make any sense).


    What does Tom Pile bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The whispering tone of the reader is a bit annoying.

    56 of 58 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 02-17-15
    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 02-17-15 Member Since 2012

    Audible listener who's grateful for a long commute!

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    "Intriguing and Irritating"

    I didn't actually read the Publisher's Summary before I bought "The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months" (2013, text; 2014, Audible) , and that's a good thing. I wouldn't have voluntarily listened to something that promises that it's the "The guide to shortening your execution cycle . . ." The only execution cycle I know is in computer programming, and the last code I wrangled with was an early 1990's version of Unix.

    What "The 12 Week Year" turned out to be is a time management program based interim goals, set quarterly. The 13th week is an added, or bonus, week so the "year" works out to an even year. I almost heard gears shift when I understood the concept. I think this could work for me.

    Mentally, I had to change the plan to "The 3 Month Year" because my job and goals really do not fit into a weekly schedule. Even though I'm a licensed professional, I'm in what Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington call "a reactive job." My deadlines and corresponding goals are driven by rules my employer does not control - they are set by statutes.

    "The 12 Week Year" seems to be focused on sales people and sales teams with a lot more flexibility than I have. That doesn't mean I don't think I can apply the principles, I just need to adjust the author's suggestions to work at my work. The suggestions for personal improvement -,well, trying to lose 10 pounds in 12 weeks sure sounds a lot more manageable than the really daunting number that I have to drop after I successfully quit smoking a year ago, thanks to M J Ryan's "This Year I Will: How To Finally Change A Habit, Keep A Resolution, Or Make A Dream Come True" (2006).

    So, now for the irritating: the authors suddenly go off on really odd, distracting and unsupported tangents. There's a woman whose supposedly making 100 home visits a month, and even more phone calls, in her counseling job while she's homeschooling her son. Right. And the word "intentionality"? It's a sociological concept describing cognition, not a touchy-feely motivational word. I ended up tuning out the dissonance, hoping I didn't miss something I could have used.

    [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]

    29 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 09-12-14
    Michael 09-12-14
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    "A home run for those wanting to accomplish more"

    I found a lot of great ideas and useful strategies from this book. I have set up my own 12 week year calendar and am working on my 12 week goals rather than my 12 month goals. I have been guilty of postponing my goals until the end of the year, and Brian helps to show the benefits of using this system to accomplish more. It has definitely given me a sense of urgency to do things sooner than later. A great resource for those wanting to achieve more in less time.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Marie Moore (Mom Internet) Nicaragua 01-27-15 Member Since 2014

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    "A New Year Perspective"

    Encouraging bite size perspective for really getting things accomplished. I am looking forward to apply the 12 week year in my person life for better home management.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    i hate it 04-20-15
    i hate it 04-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    Where does The 12 Week Year rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it's a good guide and a new concept


    What did you like best about this story?

    the information , and examples


    Have you listened to any of Tom Pile’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    none


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the last part help you see the big picture


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Elk Grove, Ca, United States 04-05-15
    Carol Elk Grove, Ca, United States 04-05-15
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    "Very very good information !"

    I am a business owner . I say I am owned by my business. I am in the middle of my first 12-week year and for the first time in 15 years I feel as if I now have the system that will propel the business into a significantly more effective , manageable and profitable business then ever. The fundamentals are basically a accumulation of a lot of sound business principles put to get in a really user friendly format. My employees are grateful that I am doing this- it makes me a better boss!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Heffernan hawthorn woods, IL, US 03-19-15
    Joe Heffernan hawthorn woods, IL, US 03-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Eye opening approach"

    12 weeks offers a unique way to approach goals so they become now instead of out there. Plan to give it a go and see how results compare to prior approach.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miguel Flores 03-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "buen libto buena vida"

    imagina un año en 12 semanas te permite ver la posibilidad cercana de alcanzar tu vision

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cid23 03-16-15
    Cid23 03-16-15
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    "Somewhat useful - should include pdfs"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The 12 Week Year to be better than the print version?

    I don't know if the worksheets which the author constantly refers to are in the printed book. If so, than clearly it is better to get the print version.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Give some more examples.


    What does Tom Pile bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good narrator. His voice is very nice to listen to and he reads in a good pace.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The author constantly refers to material that you can download from his website, but you actually would have to pay quite some $$ to get access. I found this misleading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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