Powerhouse - Turbo Boost your Effectiveness andStart Making a Serious Impact
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Be a force to be reckoned with. Be a Powerhouse.

Are you owning everything in your life? Are you in control, with a plan, making everything you do count? Are you performing optimally and making an impact? If not, why not? It's time to step up and be bold, be effective, be a Powerhouse. Let Mike Clayton show you how to raise your personal effectiveness to dynamic levels and completely overhaul your life at work and at home. Lock down your purpose then develop the forceful focus of a true achiever. You'll learn how to make solid decisions, stand up for those decisions and garner unwavering support from others. You'll find expert advice for deciding what matters, and practical tips for turning intentions into determined actions so you can achieve what you want.

As a powerhouse you'll be able to meet any challenge head on and deal with anything. You'll be performing at your peak and firmly on your way to outstanding success.

  • Define your purpose and boost your focus and performance
  • Make the right choices about how you spend your time
  • Be someone everybody wants to work with to get stuff done
  • Have a clear, strategic approach to your productivity

A true powerhouse bursts with energy and purpose, elevating the performance and brightening the outlook of everyone around them. To get there, you need to drill down to the core of your problems, and craft a strategic solution. Powerhouse provides the roadmap, and you just need to begin the journey.


Mike Clayton is a bestselling author with a proven track record; he is the author of four of Pearson's Brilliant series (Influence, Time Management, Stress Management and Project Leader)  and of four further titles, published by Pearson, Marshall Cavendish and Palgrave Macmillian.
He is an accomplished platform speaker and runs his own training business with a high quality client portfolio and a broad range of courses and seminars. Before setting up his own business, he spent 12 years in management consulting, with Deloitte, leaving in 2002, as a Senior Manager in the Project and Programme Leadership practice. He worked with clients such as BAA, Vodafone and General Motors, and led engagements in the UK and Europe. He was responsible for staff management, service line development and thought leadership, client relationship development, and sales.


Introduction 1

1 Self-Control: Choose to Do the Right Things 11

2 Judgement: Do the Right Things for the Right Reasons 33

3 Productivity: Do the Right Things Right 51

4 Relationships: Work With the People Around You 69

5 Leadership: Get the Best From the People Around You 83

6 Conduct: Get the Best From Yourself 99

7 Perception: Be Prepared for the Unexpected 119

8 Resilience: Handle the Unexpected 141

9 Growth: Know When and Where to Stop 161

10 Culture: Create a Powerhouse Organization 171

About the Author 185

Also by Mike Clayton 187

Book Mike Clayton 189

Who Else Needs Powerhouse? 191

Index 193


"This no nonsense guide will equip you with everything you need to take on the world" (Erisea Magazine, January 2015)