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Execution IS the Strategy by Laura Stack

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CHAPTER 11Add Enablers to the Equation

As a professional speaker, I occasionally get a question from an audience member that no one has ever asked me before, so I must think quickly on my feet. You may experience similar situations in your own career. Suppose you’re the team expert on Boxlets, your company’s proprietary spreadsheet program. If your manager needs a fact quickly or a doubtful customer grills you on why he should buy Boxlets and not Microsoft Excel, you need to think fast and produce accurate answers.

To get your brain to move as quickly as you need it to, here’s what has helped me THINK faster:

1. Take care of yourself. This should always come first, but when time grows short, what usually takes the hit? Rest, diet, and exercise. ...

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