What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do June 1, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
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What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do
Author: Laura Stack
©2012 | 1st Edition | 192 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: JUL-12
Price: US$ 15.95
These days, everyone is busy. Advances in technology mean there is more information to sort through than ever. Work hours have increased, but to-do lists are endless – schedules get blown in the first five minutes of the day. You could spend more time “planning” and “prioritizing” your list than actually doing the work! At work and in life, we all just have too much to do! And when you have too much to do, it’s hard to feel productive.
If you can’t do everything, you need to put your time and energy into what will yield the more important results. Laura Stack shows how to hone in on the high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, focus on their execution, and organize your life around the stuff that really matters. Her innovative, step-by-step Productivity WorkFlow Formula (PWF) – allows you to spend less time and achieve greater results than you ever thought possible. We can no longer do more work – we can’t put in more hours or be more efficient – we have to work differently.
About the Author
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, has consulted with Fortune 500 corporations for nearly 20 years in the field of personal productivity. She is the president of The Productivity Pro, Inc., and the creator of The Productivity Pro planner by Day-Timer. Laura has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, NBC TV, the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the WashingtonPost.com, the Chicago Tribune, O Magazine, Entrepreneur, Readers Digest, and Forbes magazine. Her client list includes Starbucks, Wal-Mart, IBM, GM, MillerCoors, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo, and Time Warner. Laura is also the 2011-2012 President of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSA’s highest honor.
Organizing for Success March 12, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
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Organizing for Success
The “productivity guru” updates his renowned organizing and time-management program to help workers and managers stay on top of their game in an increasingly changing work environment.
Organizing for Success, Second Edition provides simple, remarkably effective time management technique to help reders get two extra productive hours out of every day. The book uses “The Master List” concept to show readers how to budget their time and energy by the day, week, and month.
You will learn how to quickly prioritize their goals, complete tasks on time and under budget, and even helps readers plan for the interruptions, urgent emails, and unexpected meetings that will inevitably attack their day. This new edition places heavier emphasis on technology, including advice on how to write, manage and file email more effectively; how to use Lotus Notes and Microsoft Office to streamline the day; and how to use devices like Blackberries and social media as assets and time-savers, rather than as distractions and time sinks.
Based on the time management principles Kenneth Ziegler developed and that have worked for corporations such as Hertz, Toys “R” Us, The Federal Reserve, The Comptroller of the Currency, Hormel, and Fidelity Investments, Organizing for Success Second Edition takes Ken Ziegler’s concept of “The Master List,” and shows readers how to budget their time and energy by the day, the week, and month. Far less complicated, much easier to use, and more effective than the program in Getting Things Done, The Master List shows readers how to quickly prioritize their goals, get done what needs to get done on time and under budget, and even helps readers plan for the interruptions, urgent emails and unexpected meetings that will inevitably attack their day.
New to the 2nd edition:
- More tips on creating a manageable Master List of things to get accomplished, the most popular question he’s received from his classes in the last five years. The book also features information on getting a downloadable version of a “Master List” from the author’s website.
- A more specific time-management plan for organizing a more effective day, week, and month at work.
- A new chapter on managing, controlling and writing email—a huge issue for people in today’s corporate environment.
- A new chapter specifically devoted to maintaining email files—the second most popular question asked at Ken’s seminars.
- New information on how to delegate tasks to people in their office—even if they have no seniority over them—to work more efficiently.
- Using Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes to manage time better.
- New information on making meetings more effective—even if you are not running them.
- A brand new chapter on making the new changes to your life stick!
About the Author
Kenneth Zeigler (Charlotte, NC) has been recognized as a time management expert since developing a time management system for Herz in 1997. The author of three books, he has been on the cover of Investor’s Business Daily and has published numerous articles on time management, productivity, and work / life balance for such newspapers as The Washington Post, NY Post, and Charlotte Observer. Over the years he has advised such clients as Hertz, Toys “R” Us, The Federal Reserve, The Comptroller of the Currency, Hormel, and Fidelity Investments.