In his new book "FocuStrategy: Navigating Your Professional Growth" (published by Balboa Press), author John Canavan adapts his expertise in business and strategic planning into a guidebook to help people achieve their professional goals.
Canavan suggests that, due to what he calls the heightened competiveness of today, people need to have a firm grasp and clear awareness of their professional growth direction and how they will navigate it. "FocuStrategy" urges readers to find a strategic focus on the direction of their professional growth.
"What you concentrate on, where and what you focus your attention on, how you budget your time and resources is critical," says Canavan. "Time is a perishable... waste it and you may find yourself set back professionally. 'FocuStrategy,' it must be done."
An excerpt from "FocuStrategy":
"Making decisions sounds easy enough, but it's not always. A situation often comes up in which you're either afraid to make a decision or you think you need to check with your supervisor, directors, board members, and so on-when, in reality, others want you to make the decision. Why? Because it saves them from having to make it and allows them to focus on more pressing issues. Of course, there are matters that require some deliberation. Your judgment is important here. Ultimately, though, there's nothing more impressive than someone taking the initiative to make a decision."
Canavan hopes readers apply the lessons in his book to their daily lives and their workplaces. He says, "The book is designed to provoke your thinking, not to teach or lecture you. It's an easy reference format and is deliberately designed that way for busy individuals."
About the Author
John Canavan was born, raised and educated in New York. He is an avid study of business philosophy and strategic planning. Canavan works in the hospitality/tourism industry, has owned and operated businesses in the United States and abroad, and has consulted for small business through FocuStrategy with a concentration on strategic planning and turnaround. Canavan is the father of two - a son and daughter - and lives in Manhattan.
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