Make it Happen!
Six Tools for Success
Edward D. Hess
(EDH LTD., 2000)
Do you want to achieve
Do you sometimes feel
you have little control over your life?
Can you compete in
the new economy?
Do you want to learn
how to have more control over your life and better manage your
The premise of this
book is that in a hypercompetitive world everyone must take more
ownership over his or her own life and proactively manage it to
achieve his or her goals. Make-it-happen life tools that leverage
six basic management tools-Strategic Fit; Management by Objectives;
Chunking; Risk/Reward Decision-Making; Mental Rehearsal; and Mental
Replay-will help you manage your life and achieve more one day
at a time. These tools are designed to help you:
1. Determine your goals;
2. Find your strategic fit;
3. Play to your strengths
4. Prioritize your actions;
5. Chunk your action plan into bite-size, achievable parts;
6. Focus your time and energy;
7. Measure your progress
8. Make better decisions;
9. Better prepare to act; and
10. Learn from your actions.
"Make it Happen! grabbed me as superbly motivational and
fun. It is perfect for motivating your employees to be more proactive
and to continually work toward self-improvement. Its wisdom and
good old common sense can help deal with rapid change and escalating
competitive conditions. So it is a must in today's hypercompetitive
- Richard D'Aveni
Author of Hypercompetition and Professor of Strategic Management,
Tuck School at Dartmouth CollegE
changing and unpredictable world requires all of us to take more
responsibility for our lives-both personally and professionally.
Ed draws on an impressive career that encompasses law, investment
banking and management consulting to discuss some basic management
tools and to present some very easy to follow exercises that will
help readers do just that. Anyone who follows his suggestions
cannot help but feel more confident about operating in a world
of constant change."
- Dr. William E.
Senior Fellow and Senior Vice President Executive Development
Center, Harvard Business School