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Peter Bregman - Author

About the Author

Peter Bregman writes the most-read blog at HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW, is a popular columnist at CNN (200,000-500,000 hits per article) and is the CEO of Bregman Partners, a global management consultancy. He is very much an international consultant and keynote speaker and his work brings him regularly to the UK.

Featured books by Peter Bregman

18 Minutes Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done

18 Minutes Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done

Author: Peter Bregman Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/12/2011

Peter Bregman, top Harvard Business Review columnist and global management consultant, shatters the myth of getting it all done by offering a clear and simple plan for getting the right things done. He shows how the best way to fight distracting interruptions is to create productive ones ourselves, a practice that can be easily implemented in 18 minutes a day. The result is a simple yet comprehensive approach to managing your life a year, a day, and a moment at a time so that your life moves forward the way you want and at the pace you want.

Other books by Peter Bregman

Leading With Emotional Courage How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, And Inspire Action On Your Most Important Work

Leading With Emotional Courage How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, And Inspire Action On Your Most Important Work

Author: Peter Bregman Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2018

The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 18 Minutes unlocks the secrets of highly successful leaders and pinpoints the missing ingredient that makes all the difference You have the opportunity to lead: to show up with confidence, connected to others, and committed to a purpose in a way that inspires others to follow. Maybe it's in your workplace, or in your relationships, or simply in your own life. But great leadership--leadership that aligns teams, inspires action, and achieves results--is hard. And what makes it hard isn't theoretical, it's practical. It's not about knowing what to say or do. It's about whether you're willing to experience the discomfort, risk, and uncertainty of saying or doing it. In other words, the most critical challenge of leadership is emotional courage. If you are willing to feel everything, you can do anything. Leading with Emotional Courage, based on the author's popular blogs for Harvard Business Review, provides practical, real-world advice for building your emotional courage muscle. Each short, easy to read chapter details a distinct step in this emotional workout, giving you grounded advice for handling the difficult situations without sacrificing professional ground. By building the courage to say the necessary but difficult things, you become a stronger leader and leave the should'ves behind. Theoretically, leadership is straightforward, but how many people actually lead? The gap between theory and practice is huge. Emotional courage is what bridges that gap. It's what sets great leaders apart from the rest. It gets results. It cuts through the distractions, the noise, and the politics to solve problems and get things done. This book is packed with actionable steps you can take to start building these skills now. Have the courage to speak up when others remain silent Be stable and grounded in the face of uncertainty Respond productively to opposition without getting distracted Weather others' anger without shutting down or getting defensive Leading with Emotional Courage coaches you to build your emotional courage, exercise it effectively, and create an environment in which people around you take accountability to get hard things done.

Four Seconds All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work

Four Seconds All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work

Author: Peter Bregman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2016

Peter Bregman, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller 18 Minutes, offers strategies to replace energy-wasting, counter-productive habits that commonly derail us with truly effective ones. The things we want most-peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, to do well at work-are surprisingly straightforward to realize. But too often our best efforts to attain them are built on destructive habits that sabotage us. In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows us how to replace negative patterns with energy boosting and productive behaviors. To thrive in our fast-paced world all it takes is to pause for as few as four seconds-the length of a deep breath-allowing us to make intentional and tactical choices that lead to better outcomes. Four Seconds reveals: Why listening-not arguing-is the best strategy for changing someone's mind Why setting goals can actually harm performance How to use strategic disengagement to recover focus and willpower How taking responsibility for someone else's failure can actually help your team Practical and insightful, Four Seconds provides simple solutions to create the results you want without the stress.

Four Seconds

Four Seconds

Author: Peter Bregman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Peter Bregman, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller 18 Minutes, offers strategies to replace energy-wasting, counter-productive habits that commonly derail us with truly effective ones. The things we want most-peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, to do well at work-are surprisingly straightforward to realize. But too often our best efforts to attain them are built on destructive habits that sabotage us. In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows us how to replace negative patterns with energy boosting and productive behaviors. To thrive in our fast-paced world all it takes is to pause for as few as four seconds-the length of a deep breath-allowing us to make intentional and tactical choices that lead to better outcomes. Four Seconds reveals:Why listening-not arguing-is the best strategy for changing someone's mindWhy setting goals can actually harm performanceHow to use strategic disengagement to recover focus and willpowerHow taking responsibility for someone else's failure can actually help your teamPractical and insightful, Four Seconds provides simple solutions to create the results you want without the stress.

18 Minutes

18 Minutes

Author: Peter Bregman Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2013

Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review columns (which is one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 MINUTES clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives. Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one's own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us. Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming book with pathways which help guide us -- pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.

18 Minutes Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done

18 Minutes Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done

Author: Peter Bregman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2012

The most important business/self-help book since EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE and THE ONE-MINUTE MANAGER. How often do you get to the end of another long and frantic day and wonder why so many important things didn't get finished? We've never worked so hard and felt so unproductive and unfulfilled. 18 MINUTES takes this challenge and turns it on its head. Peter Bregman, top HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW columnist and global management consultant, shatters the myth of getting it all done by offering a clear and simple plan for getting the right things done. He shows how the best way to fight distracting interruptions is to create productive ones ourselves, a practice that can be easily implemented in 18 minutes a day. The result is a simple yet comprehensive approach to managing your life a year, a day, and a moment at a time so that your life moves forward the way you want and at the pace you want.

18 Minutes

18 Minutes

Author: Peter Bregman Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2011

Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review columns (which is one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 MINUTES clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives.Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one's own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us. Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming book with pathways which help guide us -- pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.