I have scanned through the Our (and Your) Favorite Books Section and cannot find a single direct reference by any member about this book!!!!
I recommend this book be read regularly, say every 12-18 months or so. Its simplicity is eerie in that it is relevant every time I read it. I have read it 3 times now, the last time some 8 weeks ago, and I continue to find relevance even though the context of my role has changed. The first times I read it, I focused more on use of my time and concentrating on getting the most important thing done. My last read resonated more towards the end, as I often agonize over the tough decisions...
p. 157 "There is no inherent reason why medicines should taste horrible - but effective ones usually do. Similarly, there is no inherent reason why decisions should be so distasteful - but most effective ones are."
p. 158 "Executives are not paid for doing things they like to do. They are paid for getting the right things done"
Digesting the above statements affirms the importance of doing O3s and giving feedback. The first provides an opportunity for my DRs to question my decisions and provides a human side to what often may seem incredulous to them. It sort of provides the water that allows them to swallow the medicine with me, i.e. the trust based our history together, that the future will be OK. The second allows us to stay focused on the road ahead, adjust and stay on target.
....and that is just my own interpretation based on my most recent read. Read it yourself and derive your own benefits.
Thanks to Mark and Mike for the book recommendation as well as the How-To.