In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows that the key to success in our fast-moving world is to pause for as few as four seconds–the length of a deep breath–to replace bad habits and reactions with more productive behaviors. In his trademark style of blending personal anecdotes with practical advice, Bregman reveals some of our most common counter-productive tendencies and describes counter-intuitive strategies for acting more intentionally.
Think about your own daily battles with work tasks and obligations. Have you ever felt exhausted at the end of a day only to realize that you still didn’t move forward in the most important priorities in work and in your life? Never before has it been so important to be intentional about our time and say no to distraction.
Seventy percent of all corporate change efforts fail because people resist the change. Is this failure inevitable? Absolutely not. Resistance is a by-product of the way we try to change people, of flawed strategies for gaining buy-in.
But there is another way. A way that will enable your change to succeed.
That way is captured in this book. Peter Bregman captures the perfect balance between stories you will enjoy and tactics you can implement.