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Time Management from the inside Out: The Foolproof Plan for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life
Julie Morgenstern
0805075909
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
In Organizing from the Inside Out, author Julie Morgenstern used three main strategies to whip a living space or office into shape: "analyze, strategize, attack." Using the same system, Morgenstern now shows readers how to get rid of chaotic schedules in order to live more comfortable and productive lives. Morgenstern likens a cluttered schedule to a cluttered closet. For example, a closet is typically "crammed with more stuff than storage," and a schedule is typically "crammed with more tasks than time."

Those who fear "time management" because they worry about living uncreative or overly scheduled lives will find themselves reassured by Morgenstern's ability to customize her system. The most important thing readers must do, she emphasizes, is to create a time management system that fits one's personal ...



Getting Things Done
David Allen
0142000280
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, "flow," "mind like water," and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you'd almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.

Not quite. Yes, Getting Things Done offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-do's clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists--all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you're working on. However, it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that if we could just get really, really organized, we could turn ourselves into 24/7 productivity machines. (To wit, Allen, whom the New Economy bible Fast Company has dubbed "the personal productivity guru," suggests that instead of meditating on crouching tigers...



No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs
Dan Kennedy
1932156852
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Don't Count Time, Make Time Count! Tick ... tick ... tick ... can't find enough time? Find out how to use it far more wisely by the man who successfully run multiple business ventures simultaneously. Dan Kennedy has been called the "Professor of Harsh Reality" because he doesn't deal in glib, pabulum solutions and eye-rolling cliches you've heard incessantly on time management. He takes on the world of cell phones, PDAs, faxes, e-mails, and every other communication device that pervade our lives, suggesting when to tap it, and when to give it the heave-ho. This entrepreneur/consultant/author/speaker has a whirlwind business life, yet manages to fit everything in using a handful of home-brewed time management tools he swears by. He shows how to maximize your time with a fresh take on the mantra that "time is...


Ready for Anything : 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life

0670032506


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From AudioFile
An audio with how-to and philosophical ambitions succeeds on both accounts as the author takes productivity principles and practice to a whole new level. Allen is very psychologically minded--keenly aware of the attitude shifts people experience when certain strategies are put into play. He's very prescriptive, urging us to get little things done, work through blocks, and jettison defunct strategies that protect us from new directions. He's eloquent when exhorting us to tap into deeper levels of meaning before starting on any path and especially before involving others in our purpose. These are cutting-edge ideas on productivity, especially when dealing with the gnarly issue of setting up structures in our lives that really work--structures that eliminate behavioral clutter and keep us on track. T.W. © AudioFile...


Time Efficiency Makeover: Own Your Time and Your Life by Conquering Procrastination
Dorothy K. Breininger
0757303501
May 2005
Paperback
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Review
Anthony Robbins - author of "'Awaken the Giant Within"' and "'Unlimited Power"' : "Time Efficiency Makeover" provides valuable tools for change that will result in massive action.

Book Description
"These guys really know how to get things set up to maximize your time.They absolutely can create time that seems to come from nowhere." - Dr. Phil McGraw Do You Want To. . . complete job projects on time and without last-minute excuses? arrive at appointments punctual and calm? fix minor repairs in your home before they become major expenses? stop last minute frantic searches before a vacation? Time Efficiency Makeover: Own Your Time and Your Life by Conquering Procrastination, will help you decide if procrastination is a real problem or if you...


First Things First
Stephen R. Covey
0684802031
Jan 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
What are the most important things in your life? Do they get as much care, emphasis, and time as you'd like to give them? Far from the traditional "be-more-efficient" time-management book with shortcut techniques, First Things First shows you how to look at your use of time totally differently. Using this book will help you create balance between your personal and professional responsibilities by putting first things first and acting on them. Covey teaches an organizing process that helps you categorize tasks so you focus on what is important, not merely what is urgent. First you divide tasks into these quadrants: Important and Urgent (crises, deadline-driven projects) Important, Not Urgent (preparation, prevention, planning, relationships) Urgent, Not Important (interruptions, many pressing matters) Not Urgent, Not...


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)
Manufactured by Project Management Institute
193069945X
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—2000 Edition is now available in eight additional languages to help project managers around the world. Each of PMI’s official translations includes a bilingual glossary of newly translated and standardized project management terminology. This allows candidates to study the guide in the same language in which they plan to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam. PMI undertook a rigorous, year-long process to ensure the maximum effectiveness of each official translation. Each translation team included qualified bilingual PMPs as well as professional translators and editors. Official translations: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Korean, German and Italian. --This text refers to the...


One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0688103804
Jan 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this latest in the One Minute Manager series, the authors chastise executives who never have time for family or their own job enhancement because they accept too many responsibilities--"monkeys" clinging to their backs--that properly belong to their staffs. Based on seminars conducted by the late Oncken, the book explains in simple-minded if abstract terms how to achieve a balance between supervision and delegation for reduced tension and improved productivity. "There is a high correlation between self-reliance and morale," stress the authors. With humor and logic they describe the delicate business of assigning monkeys to the right masters and keeping them healthy, i.e., fed and cared for: " . . . if monkeys are managed properly, you don't have to manage people so much." Unequivocal assignments, proper...


Time Management for System Administrators
Thomas Limoncelli
0596007833
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Time is a precious commodity, especially if you're a system administrator. No other job pulls people in so many directions at once. Users interrupt you constantly with requests, preventing you from getting anything done. Your managers want you to get long-term projects done but flood you with requests for quick-fixes that prevent you from ever getting to those long-term projects. But the pressure is on you to produce and it only increases with time. What do you do?

The answer is time management. And not just any time management theory--you want Time Management for System Administrators, to be exact. With keen insights into the challenges you face as a sys admin, bestselling author Thomas Limoncelli has put together a collection of tips and techniques that will help you cultivate the time management...



Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Step by Step
Online Training Solutions Inc
0735615217
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This practical, hands-on tutorial expertly builds your skills with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. Learn how to set up and manage your e-mail messages, calendar, contacts, and tasks; discover how to organize, personalize, and add rich formatting to e-mail message; and schedule meetings

About the Author
Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI) is a traditional and electronic publishing company with years of experience in the creation, production, and delivery of computer software training. OTSI wrote Microsoft Windows® XP Step by Step, Microsoft FrontPage® Version 2002 Step by Step, and Microsoft Access Version 2002 Step by Step. The company publishes the Quick Course® and Practical Business Skills™ series of computer and business training products. ...


The Art of the Start : The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
Guy Kawasaki
1591840562
September 9, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kawasaki (Rules for Revolutionaries) draws upon his dual background as an evangelist for Apple's Macintosh computer and as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist in this how-to for launching any type of business project. Each chapter begins with "GIST" ("great ideas for starting things"), covering a variety of facets to consider, from identifying your customer base and writing a business plan to establishing partnerships and building brand identity. Minichapters zero in on particular jobs that will need doing, while FAQ sections address the questions readers are most likely to have: Kawasaki covers the basics in an effectively casual tone. Much of the advice, however, consists of generic banalities—start your company's name with a letter that comes early in the alphabet, use big type in presentation slides for...


Real Leadership: The 101 Collection, What Every Leader Needs to Know (Barnes & Noble Exclusive)
John C. Maxwell
0785288449
April 2006
Hardcover
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Time Traps
Todd Duncan
0785263233
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Productivity.  It has been a buzz word in the business world for years.  But despite our best attempts and countless self-help books, we still fall behind, work late, juggle our schedules, and become swamped.  Time Traps addresses the most common misconceptions we have about time and our use of that time in the marketplace.  Duncan has proven remedies for universal time troubles, and he shows readers how to set a schedule that works-not just some days but every day.  With the principles in Time Traps, salespeople will see a rise in their sales as they experience a drop in their working hours.


CrazyBusy : Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD
Edward Dr Hallowell
0345482433
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Hallowell (Driven to Distraction; Delivered from Distraction) turns what he has learned treating Attention Deficit Disorder into advice on how to cope with rampant busyness, "the problem and the opportunity" of modern life. He explains how to turn "the rush, the gush, the worry, and the blather (which also includes clutter)" into allies, so that one can have the things one wants with the speed, volume and emotional energy of the crazy-busy lifestyle. The roadmap Hallowell offers is helpful; that is, if one can manage to pick this book out of the never-ending stream of stimuli and find the time to read it. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Book Description
Are you too busy? Are you always running behind? Is...


Never Eat Alone : And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Keith Ferrazzi, Tahl Raz
0385512058
February 22, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The youngest partner in Deloitte Consulting's history and founder of the consulting company Ferrazzi Greenlight, the author quickly aims in this useful volume to distinguish his networking techniques from generic handshakes and business cards tossed like confetti. At conferences, Ferrazzi practices what he calls the "deep bump" - a "fast and meaningful" slice of intimacy that reveals his uniqueness to interlocutors and quickly forges the kind of emotional connection through which trust, and lots of business, can soon follow. That bump distinguishes this book from so many others that stress networking; writing with Fortune Small Business editor Raz, Ferrazzi creates a real relationship with readers. Ferrazzi may overstate his case somewhat when he says, "People who instinctively establish a strong network of...


Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
Brian Tracy
1576751988
October 2002
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Book Description
For people who are overwhelmed by tasks of all sizes, this book provides the 21 most effective methods for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. By identifying, then tackling, their biggest, most unpleasant task first — the philosophy of "eating a frog" — readers learn to plan and organize each day, set priorities, get started right away, and complete jobs faster. Written in a fast-moving format and breezy style, this book is immediately accessible and applicable for readers in any occupation.

Book Info
For people who are overwhelmed by tasks of all sizes, this book provides the 21 most effective methods for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. Written in a fast-moving format and breezy style. Softcover.


The On-Time, On-Target Manager
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0060574593
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Procrastination is the focus of mega-selling One Minute Manager Ken Blanchard's latest business fable. Blanchard, and co-author Steve Gottry, tell the tale of "Manager Bob," the uber procrastinator, whose lateness, missed deadlines, and lack of priorities have put his job in jeopardy. And Bob is not alone. "If you study the personal and corporate crash and burns of this world, you'll discover that procrastinators move to the head of the class."

The authors create a dialogue between Bob and a fictional chief effectiveness officer who introduces a three-step strategy to work "on-time and on-target." The first technique "create priority," is explained in terms of triage, a battlefield term for assigning an order of medical treatment on the basis of urgency. Next, Bob encounters the intriguing notion of "Propriety" expressed...



Confessions of an Organized Homemaker: The Secrets of Uncluttering Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life
Deniece Schofield
0760722293
December 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the Publisher Do you find yourself constantly picking up the toys and clothing that clutter your home? Has your desk drawer become your filing cabinet? Do dentist appointments and important events seem to sneak up on you¿if you remember them at all? If so, then Confessions of an Organized Homemaker is coming to your rescue! The author, Deniece Schofield, who at one time needed "a camel, a canoe, a priest, and a tourniquet" to get through her home, has personally discovered and tested methods that will help you gain control of the house. Through trial and error she has determined the best organizational techniques and strategies and can now pass them on to you! This practical and comprehensive guide includes sections on: Ways to conquer the need to collect Tips on handling interruptions¿the "hidden...


The Power of Full Engagement : Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
0743226755
December 21, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The authors, founders of and executives at LGE Performance Systems, an executive training program based on athletic coaching programs, offer a program aimed at stressed individuals who want to find more purpose in their work and ways to better handle their overburdened relationships. Just as athletes train, play and then recover, people need to recognize their own energy levels. "Balancing stress and recovery is critical not just in competitive sports, but also in managing energy in all facets of our lives. Emotional depth and resilience depend on active engagement with others and with our own feelings." Case studies demonstrate how some modest changes can have an immediate impact. Loehr (Mental Toughness Training for Sports) and Schwartz (Art of the Deal, writing with Donald Trump) also include a chart...


Tough Management
Chuck L. Martin
0071452346
May 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Kirkus Reviews : The title of this new guide to management is something of a pun: it’s tough to be a good manager, and good managers are tough folks. But what makes a good manager? Here, relying on a familiar self-help format, business strategist Martin lays out the 7 qualities of a strong management. For starters, you must communicate clearly—no double-speak, no fibs. You have to be willing to make hard decisions, and stick to them, even when people you may care about are on the other side of the aisle. You have to be, at times, ruthlessly Machiavellian, “identify[ing] exactly the results that matter most at any given time, and determine[ing] actions that produce those results.” Fourth, good managers are flexible; they never become so rigidly tied to one path that they fear innovation or are...


10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management
Hyrum W. Smith
0446670642
Jan 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Strongly influenced by Benjamin Franklin, Smith, CEO of a Utah consulting company, offers insightful pronouncements on America's time fragmentation. "Life is getting more and more hectic. The daily treadmill is accelerating, and we have to run faster and faster just to stay in one place." His recommendations for regaining control of time, events and hence life are intriguing, as are his suggestions on goal setting, planning and negative behavior traits. Yet Smith's sharply focused managerial constructs become muddled with material on "life management," aimed at achieving "inner peace--the transcendant feeling of fulfillment and well-being." And his commercial endorsements of his company's seminars and products are irksome . Author tour. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an...


The Time Trap: The Classic Book on Time Management
Alec Mackenzie
081447926X
May 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Since it was first published, The Time Trap, by internationally known authority Alec Mackenzie, has indeed become The Classic Book on Time Management, as proclaimed in its subtitle. Based on the theory that self-management is the key to handling the time crunch that we all face, it focuses primarily on Mackenzie's 20 biggest time wasters, such as telephone interruptions, the inability to say "no," and personal disorganization, and offers clear step-by-step ways to combat them. The updated third edition also includes information on time problems caused by technology, downsizing, and self-employment.

Book Description
An updated edition by the premier authority on time management, Alec Mackenzie, filled with smart tactics, interviews and handy time management...


Product Development for the Lean Enterprise: Why Toyota's System Is Four Times More Productive and How You Can Implement It
Michael N. Kennedy
1892538091
April 2003
Hardcover
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Dain M. Hancock, President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
"A must-read for leaders that demands excellence in the development of new products."

John H. Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.
"...product development is a key to winning...a great roadmap and some tools to speed you on your way."

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Focus
Stephen R. Covey
1929494696
Jan 2003
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Book Description
The Focus workshop presents an engaging and inspirational learning experience and will change your life in ways you never thought possible. With this audiobook, you will begin a process and journey to a new way of thinking about personal and professional focus and accomplishment. You'll learn how to identify -- and focus -- on the tasks and priorities that matter most so that you can deliver maximum results every day. You'll learn to turn the things you have to do into the things you want to do. Dr. Covey and master facilitator Steve Jones introduce you to the FranklinCovey workshop that has already helped 10 million people become more productive. With this audiobook, you'll also receive these valuable tools from FranklinCovey: A handy job-aid on Keeping Your Focus, designed to carry with you to remind you how...


Fierce Conversations : Achieving Sucess at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time
Susan Scott
0425193373
January 6, 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Susan Scott believes that interpersonal difficulties--at work and at home--are a direct result of our inability to communicate well. Fierce Conversations is based on principles from her international consulting practice, in which she teaches executives how to conduct such exchanges more dynamically and ultimately more effectively, thereby improving the relationships they enjoy with their various dialogue partners "one conversation at a time." Using identifiable anecdotes from her experience to inspire and inform, along with a series of practical exercises designed to impart the requisite skills, Scott walks readers through the individual steps she's developed to build better associations through more robust and honest discourses. Addressing all aspects of the process, from several methods for listening more attentively to...


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Sean Covey
0743258150
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This edition specially printed for a Barnes & Noble Books of Simon & Schuster. Full size hardcover


Andy & Me: Crisis And Transformation On The Lean Journey
Pascal Dennis
1563272989
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on the author's personal experience with Toyota senseis and with companies in the midst of great change, Andy & Me is a business novel set in a failing New Jersey auto plant focusing on the tribulations of Tom Pappas, the plant manager. The situations, characters and plant "politics" will ring true with many readers. In a cool, readable style, Andy & Me follows Tom's relationship with Andy Saito, a reclusive, retired Toyota guru whom Tom persuades to help save his plant through the "teaching" of legendary Toyota Production System (TPS). On this journey, the reader learns that TPS is more than just a collection of tools; it entails a new way of thinking and behaving. Though Tom finds success — both in his plant and in his personal life — he learns from Andy that successful improvement is "endless and...


Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh
John Christensen, et al
0786868163
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
In this third installment in the popular Fish! series, the authors examine change as a necessary, ongoing process that should never stop--at least not if one wants to keep the workplace vital and fully alive. Using a fictitious sushi restaurant as an example, this fable examines the three principles that Lundin, Christensen, and Paul believe are necessary for continuing success: Find It ("it" being each employee's personal vision of the business), Live It, and Coach It. Readers of the authors' previous books--Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results and Fish! Tales--should find its familiarity comforting. For those new to the series, this standalone volume is easy to read and highly valuable. --David Bombeck

From Publishers Weekly
This audio version of the third...

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