Book review: Do It! Or Ditch It

Emma De Vita reviews the new book by Bev James

Do It! Or Ditch It
Do It! Or Ditch It

"Decide to succeed and make every decision count," shouts this book by the "millionaire's mentor" Bev James.

One of the traits that distinguishes good managers and leaders from bad ones is an ability to make good decisions quickly.

They also have an ability to ditch bad decisions swiftly while holding their hands up to the error. James helps you to decide which ideas to run with and which actions should become top priority.

She does this in eight steps. These start with "What's the big idea?", moves to "Why is your idea important to you?", and "Where are you heading?", and then to "When will you see the results?"

Once you've decided what your goals are, you will need to constantly re-evaluate how close you are to achieving them. You will need to decide whether to adjust your expectations, reassess your idea or abandon your plan altogether. This will keep things moving.

"Every process in business has its own flow and momentum," writes James.

"If that momentum is not maintained at a steady pace, the idea will lose its energy and fade away. Someone has to drive that pace - and that person needs to be you."

Emma De Vita is books editor of Management Today

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