What do you do when you win an award? Quietly accept it and not want to attract attention, or appropriately tell others of your acheivements?
Some of the brightest and most incredible executives are the world's best kept secret. This is to the detriment of their business and their career.
I help executives not just be brilliant, but be brilliant at demonstrating their brilliance. As it is always essential that you practice what you teach...I'll now turn the spotlight towards me for a moment, here goes:
My first book Thoughtfully Ruthless: The Key to Exponential Growth, Wiley 2016, has won the best business book award from Independent Press Awards.
It was a year ago that Thoughtfully Ruthless launched as part of Brit Week LA and since then here are some of the results executives have reported once they have become more Thoughtfully Ruthless:
- 37% increase in share price -- CEO, Wanted Analytics
- Nine hours a week saved every week with whole leadership team -- SVP, Starbucks
- Personally freed up 20 hours a week, every week -- CIO, Financial Industry
Since launching, it has become my second most requested keynote topic, with The Innovation Trifecta: How to Build a Symbiotic Relationship Between Creative, Technical, and Business Minds being the most popular, which is also the title of my next book.
Here is what people are saying about Thoughtfully Ruthless:
"I could not put this book down. Val teaches us how to be ruthless with ourselves and thoughtful in the way we that deal with others. The chapter about the power of no is the clincher. Val's tips on how to politely decline invitations, unwanted work opportunities or useless meetings, are invaluable. I would recommend this book to anyone with a busy life - from the boardroom to the classroom.
Peter Bowes, BBC
"You never hear people talk about energy in a book on innovation, Having published hundreds and hundreds of best sellers, I’m really excited by Val’s book."
John Kilcullen, Senior Vice President MGM, Creator of For Dummies Series
“Val Wright has worked in some of the toughest corporate cultures in business; she’s seen it all. Thoughtfully Ruthless acts as a personal playbook to navigate your career in the most competitive of environments by focusing on your strengths and identifying growth opportunities for your company. Essential reading for executives at every level.”
Peter Moore, CEO Liverpool FC
My favorite part about writing this book is people telling me how many hours they have created for themselves and their teams every week, how much their own energy levels have increased, and how they are now making the most of the resources around them.
Do you have your copy yet? Contact me for special discounts and offers for purchases of five or more copies. Download a sample chapter here.
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