What’s Standing Between You And Greater Success?
Cut through the fog, eliminate confusion, stop wasting time and effort, motivate your team, and bring focus to your goals; it’s all within your grasp with concise insights from The Clarity Papers, the new book from strategic clarity expert Ann Latham. Order Your Copy Now.
Clarity comes first. Without it, we walk around the block to get next door, sabotage perfectly good strategy, erode profit, and thwart innovation. Most leaders believe they have clarity themselves and in their organization, but how do you know for sure? The Clarity Papers, a series of standalone, thematically related papers, will help you determine if a lack of clarity is standing between you and greater success. It also provides specific techniques for creating strategic clarity from the top of your organization to the bottom.
Disclarity is ubiquitous. Ann Latham, founder of Uncommon Clarity®, Inc., has been bringing the Power of Clarity to clients representing more than 40 industries for over a decade. Her clients enjoy increased speed of implementation, employee engagement, innovation, and profit. You can’t afford not to read this book. (Don’t delay, get The Clarity Papers now.)
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What Others Say about The Clarity Papers
“Like the Physician’s Desk Reference – except for executives… or those wanting to become executives. Read it for insight (like creating a high-performance culture) or scan it and keep at your fingertips for when you’re stuck (like gaining alignment on a messy decision). It’s part inspiration, part insight, part handbook, and completely usable every day.”
– Jane Lansing, VP Marketing, Emerson Automation Solutions
“Fearlessly undermines conventional wisdom to show you how to make better decisions, motivate your people, and find your way in competitive markets.”
– Perry Walraven, CEO and President, Performance Controls, Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation
“Compelling, immediately useful – this book holds the key to simplifying complex situations, eliciting clear ideas from your team, and reaching consensus around smart decisions.”
– Ezio Basso, Managing Director, Prima Industrie S.p.A., Italy
“This book is a gift to executives who understand—or want to understand—the value of having clarity in their business lives. Ann Latham shows us how to apply clarity in 10 important business areas, providing straightforward and actionable advice each step of the way. The Clarity Papers is a blueprint not only for competitive differentiation, but broader business success. Very highly recommended!”
– Dorie Clark, Amazon.com review
“Ann Latham is a genuine expert in creating clarity — and this book clearly proves it! The Clarity Papers is a collection that is sure to drive Uncommon Clarity — the kind of clarity that helps executives, employees, and entire organizations deliver better results in less time. Ann has written an incredibly well-crafted, thoughtful, and easy-to-apply handbook, one which convincingly challenges common wisdom about how to make decisions and get things done. It is a must-read for any executive looking to improve productivity, accountability, and organizational performance.”
– Liz Bywater, PhD, Amazon.com review
“Let’s be clear here. Ann Latham’s, The Clarity Papers, is crisp and to the point. What’s so great about this book is that in a time starved world, you can read a few of the papers, incorporate the ideas into your work (and personal) life, and then pick up the book again for the next round of great ideas. I can think of at least a dozen executives who would benefit greatly from reading this book!
“Admitingly, Latham’s To Do List quiz hit a bit too close to home. The quiz alone is well worth the price of the book!”
– Roberta C. Matuson, Amazon.com review
“Ann Latham is one of the clearest writers you’ll find on practical problem-solving, decision-making and planning to get better results more quickly. I’ve been reading Ann’s column on Forbes for years and it’s great to see her thinking systematised in a convenient handbook. If you’ve got a management issue that’s slowing you down, you’ll quickly find usable answers here.
“One of Ann’s most powerful ideas is that lean thinking, while it has be applied so powerfully to physical process improvement, is almost totally neglected when it comes to thinking and communication.
“Her discussion of what she calls Treadmill verbs – if taken to heart – is particularly useful. Treadmill verbs are words such as discuss, report, communicate, and review – words that describe processes without a clear end point. They lead to a lot of wasted time. A simple example: If you are invited to a meeting to ‘discuss’ something, how will you know when you are done? We’ve all had our time wasted sitting in such meetings – no-one knew when they were finished so they just kept yapping until the hour was up. If, in contrast, you call a meeting to ‘decide’ something (‘decide’ is what Ann terms a destination verb) then you can tell when the work is done and whether the meeting actually led to progress.
“This sort of simple but neglected distinction make a big difference, and Ann’s clear guide is a great investment for leaders at all levels.”
– Andy Bass, PhD, Amazon.com review
“In my work helping small businesses create more positive, productive, and profitable work environments, I come across a lack of clarity in virtually every situation. This lack of clarity causes conflict and confusion among employees and those charged with creating company success. This book provides a wealth of resources to create clarity in virtually every business context and situation. Ann Latham provides frameworks to apply to create greater clarity across all levels of an organization with specific language to use and questions to ask to get there.
“Clarity is power, and a lack of clarity is weakness. Both impact the people in your organization you need most. Get this book and use it as your business management manual for strategic and operational excellence to make your company more positive, more productive and even more profitable.”
– S. Weisman, Amazon.com review
“Clarity – of purpose, of role and of process – is a vital ingredient of success. But it isn’t the natural state; there’s a constant entropic drift to confusion, diffusion and dilution. Maintaining clarity is a constant battle, and what this book offers is an invaluable set of checklists and principles to refer to often to enable you to do just that.”
– Amazon.com review
“Congratulations Ann Latham! The Clarity Papers is a must read for its game-changing approaches to common dysfunction.”
– Patricia Duarte, Amazon.com review
About the Author
Ann Latham is the founder of Boston area consulting firm Uncommon Clarity®, Inc. Her clients represent more than 40 industries and range from for-profit organizations, such as Boeing, Medtronic, and Hitachi, to nonprofit organizations as diverse as Public Television and Smith College.
Ann is considered an expert in strategic clarity and the productivity, performance, and commitment that follow.
She is the author of The Clarity Papers – The Executive’s Guide to Clear Thinking and Better, Faster Results plus three other books.
Ann has also been interviewed and has been written about in 85 media sources, including The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Inc., MSNBC.com, and MasterCard.com. She is an expert blogger for Forbes.com. Her business advice also appears in her own global e-newsletter, Clear Thoughts, which won a Constant Contact All-Star Award (for its exceptionally high open rate).