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Publisher's Summary

The guide to shortening your execution cycle down from one year to 12 weeks 

Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a 12-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. In the end more of the important stuff gets done and the impact on results is profound.

  • Explains how to leverage the power of a 12-week year to drive improved results in any area of your life
  • Offers a how-to book for both individuals and organizations seeking to improve their execution effectiveness
  • Authors are leading experts on execution and implementation

Turn your organization's idea of a year on its head, and speed your journey to success. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2013 Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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I do not like reading books, but I was about to read this one just to avoid the whispering of the narrator. It was maddening. The more I increased the volume, the more the words sounded like whispers. How did this gentlemen get the job?

This is my 13th audiobook this year. This is the only narrator who drove me insane.

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Book was good, listening was a challenge

Great book, the reader is easily drowned out by outside noises so I struggled to follow along compared to other audio books

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  • 12-30-20

Greatest thing I have heard

Breaking the yearly goals down ... making them doable ! Staying committed ! Change will happen if you stick to it

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Mindset Shift

I so needed this book right now! Such a great book to shift one's mindset.

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2/3 of the book seems to be a waste of time

I am 2 hours in this 3-hour audiobook and I am just being told now we will deep dive into what the system actually is. the first two hours talked about how Superior the system is and why traditional methods don't work. I'm sure you can find a summary book for a lecture and get the same info.

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Takes a couple listens/readings

Seems repetitive and condescending but the reader acknowledges how some might feel like that when being pushed out of thier comfort zone known as procrastination. Still, I didn't get much useful information on first listen.

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This meeting could have been an email - a vibe.

The content in this book is fabulous. And the concept of “the 12 week year” is life changing! I LOVE IT.

That being said - I could have gotten all of the important information in the form of a flyer. I don’t think I benefitted much more from listening to the full book than I would have if I’d read a summary.

Not the biggest fan of the book - HUGE fan of the concept.

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An Amazing Book!

This book is much better than I expected. It is exactly what I needed to hear. The author is amazing in how he tackles every thought that comes to mind when wanting to succeed and actually executing what needs to be done to succeed. If you have a business, small or large, or just want to get on track in your life, READ THIS BOOK!

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Wish it had a different narrator

I had to stop listening to this book due to the narrator. It is unfortunate as I was very eager to hear it. I believe the foundation is sound but I’ll have to find another venue to appreciate all it has to offer.

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Amazing Content, Awful Narrator

Perfect and fast synopsis of the best strategies that are condensed in 1 book instead of the 10 books you'd previously need to read to get then all.

This narrator is a horrific choice. Makes it hard to listen to the content and stay interested or awake.

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  • 01-10-22

It's an inspiring book

This book got me to see my year differently for the very first time. I was one of those that kept thinking somehow I had enough time and then starting rushing around towards the end of the year to meet my goals. It's a different approach for me now. Read or listen to the audio of this book!!!

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  • Peter
  • 01-02-22

Very useful, very simple, easy to follow.

I have now purchased the 12 week work book too, listen to this book twice and got my eyes set on the 25th march that's when my 12 week year finishes. Highly recommend this book for anyone!

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  • Alan Webb
  • 11-04-21

A clear way to productivity

An excellent strategy and explanation of how to get better work done and achieve far more than you realised you could.

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  • 04-23-21

outstanding

First audio book I have made a commitment to listen to twice in the next 2 months

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  • siobhan
  • 04-09-21

A really good read

I must implement the content of this book into my daily life. I really feel inspired after reading this.

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  • Charlie
  • 03-29-21

Thought-provoking stuff

I will definitely put the principles and techniques I learned in this book into practice, and am looking forward to doing so.

The book isn't long by Audible standards but certain passages still manage to be quite repetitive. However, nothing about the narration of the book or the narrator annoyed me which was a big positive.

I recommend this book if you are interested in avoiding ruts and getting the most out of your work, life and potential.

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  • Loobyloo
  • 03-15-21

straight to the point

I wish I'd found this book 10 years ago! It is a simple and effective method to put into place. I can see how applying it will massively benefit my life and business. I've read so many inspirational books but this one is practical as well. Highly recommended

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  • SS
  • 01-16-21

Try it out

Excellent book, however only if you implement it, in your work and life. Go for it.

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  • Jasmin
  • 06-30-22

Amazing book

He basically shares the obvious in such a way that it makes one think deeper. Helps you break down things into manageable tasks and then actually going on to achieving them.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-26-22

Good tips

Fantastic listen good tips . Now to action what I've learnt in the real world.

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  • Michelle
  • 03-15-21

A system

I would like to make this system work for me. This book is like a manual or a work book. It is motivating.