What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 a Minutes Day

by Laura Stack

Berrett-Koehler Publishers | June 18, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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- Presents a straightforward, comprehensive system that allows you to do less and achieve more - Offers an approach tailored to the realities of today's wired, 24/7 workplace - Features links to complimentary online bonus material that will make applying the system simple and easy Look at your to-do list. It's ridiculous. You can't get all that done. You're already at capacity. And it probably doesn't even list every single thing you need to do. The last thing you want to do is more. As a skeptical audience member once told author Laura Stack before a presentation, "I don't want to hear a productivity consultant telling me to do more with less. I want to do less and achieve more." This is exactly what Stack offers. You?re never going to save time and increase efficiency by adding more to your bloated list. You need a system: a comprehensive approach that will enable you to organize your life around the tasks that really matter and let go of the ones that don?t. Stack?s innovative, step-by-step Productivity Workflow Formula allows you to spend less time and achieve greater results than you ever thought possible. By following her logical and intuitive process, you can wrestle your schedule into submission. Ultimately, you can recover as much as ninety minutes of your day (or even more) to use as you see fit. Stack shows how to separate the productive wheat from the nonproductive chaff?to home in on the high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, and focus on their execution. Throughout this book, you?ll learn how to scale back; reduce, reduce, reduce is Stack?s mantra. You?ll find dozens of ways to shrink your to-do list, calendar commitments, distractions, interruptions, information overload, inefficiencies, and energy expenditures. Each reduction will increase your results and save you time. You know you can?t work any harder?if you want to accomplish more, you have to work differently. Let Laura Stack show you how you can keep your sanity, advance your career, and spend more time with your family and friends. ?With the world spinning faster every day, Laura Stack?s advice is especially timely. Her easy-to-implement system will get busy workers off the treadmill and on the right track.? ?Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive "

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8.25 × 5.87 × 0.52 in

Published: June 18, 2012

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1609945395

ISBN - 13: 9781609945398

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What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 a Minutes Day

What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 a Minutes Day

by Laura Stack

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8.25 × 5.87 × 0.52 in

Published: June 18, 2012

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1609945395

ISBN - 13: 9781609945398

About the Book

Stack shows how to hone in on the high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, focus on their execution, and organize life around the stuff that really matters. Her innovative, step-by-step Productivity Workflow Formula (PWF) allows readers to work differently and do less to achieve more.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Productivity WorkFlow Formula
Chapter 1: Determine (What to do)
Chapter 2: Schedule (Time to do it)
Chapter 3: Focus (Your attention)
Chapter 4: Process (New information
Chapter 5: Close (The loop)
Chapter 6: Manage (Your capacity)
Conclusion

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- Presents a straightforward, comprehensive system that allows you to do less and achieve more - Offers an approach tailored to the realities of today's wired, 24/7 workplace - Features links to complimentary online bonus material that will make applying the system simple and easy Look at your to-do list. It's ridiculous. You can't get all that done. You're already at capacity. And it probably doesn't even list every single thing you need to do. The last thing you want to do is more. As a skeptical audience member once told author Laura Stack before a presentation, "I don't want to hear a productivity consultant telling me to do more with less. I want to do less and achieve more." This is exactly what Stack offers. You?re never going to save time and increase efficiency by adding more to your bloated list. You need a system: a comprehensive approach that will enable you to organize your life around the tasks that really matter and let go of the ones that don?t. Stack?s innovative, step-by-step Productivity Workflow Formula allows you to spend less time and achieve greater results than you ever thought possible. By following her logical and intuitive process, you can wrestle your schedule into submission. Ultimately, you can recover as much as ninety minutes of your day (or even more) to use as you see fit. Stack shows how to separate the productive wheat from the nonproductive chaff?to home in on the high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, and focus on their execution. Throughout this book, you?ll learn how to scale back; reduce, reduce, reduce is Stack?s mantra. You?ll find dozens of ways to shrink your to-do list, calendar commitments, distractions, interruptions, information overload, inefficiencies, and energy expenditures. Each reduction will increase your results and save you time. You know you can?t work any harder?if you want to accomplish more, you have to work differently. Let Laura Stack show you how you can keep your sanity, advance your career, and spend more time with your family and friends. ?With the world spinning faster every day, Laura Stack?s advice is especially timely. Her easy-to-implement system will get busy workers off the treadmill and on the right track.? ?Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive "

About the Author

Laura Stack is president of the Productivity Pro, Inc., and president of the National Speakers Association. Her client list includes Starbucks, Wal-Mart, IBM, GM, MillerCoors, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo, and Time Warner. For twenty years, she has presented keynotes and seminars on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in today's workplaces. Stack is the author of four other books, including Leave the Office Earlier.

Editorial Reviews

“Stack’s incredible book shows you how to get organized better and get more done faster than you ever thought possible.”—Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog! and No Excuses! “This book will save you time, money, and—most of all—your sanity. In our fast-moving, multitasking world of now-now-now, Laura Stack is an extraordinary resource for you, and her expertise is delivered with this book.”—Tim Sanders, bestselling author and former Chief Solutions Officer, Yahoo!“I don’t know anybody who is more organized or who has more energy and has more fun getting things done than Laura Stack. No kidding. She doesn’t just write about what she knows; she writes about what she lives. If you feel like there’s too much to do, read this book for tips, tactics, and strategies that will decrease the time you invest and increase the results you enjoy.”—Mark Sanborn, author of Up, Down, or Sideways and The Fred Factor“Laura Stack improved our work flow, communication, coordination, documentation support, and teamwork. Her touch to our business made and continues to make a lasting change for the better. I can’t say enough about how helpful her knowledge and training have been.”—Montague Boyd, Senior Vice President, Investments, UBS Financial Services“I am a raving fan of Laura Stack because she is the absolute master of teaching me how to do less and achieve more. For me, like so many others, time has become the new currency. I can always make more money, but I can’t make more time. Laura teache
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