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“I dont have enough time.” This common complaint resounds in companies big and small, affecting employees at every level. As businesses across the board downsize, and become global operations thanks to the Internet, fewer employees struggle to accomplish more in ever-longer workdays. In this essential guide to getting things done intelligently and efficiently, renowned time-management expert Dr. Jan Yager presents her revolutionary program for taking back control of your life. Filled with worksheets, quizzes, and tips on everything from managing e-mail to dealing with a disorganized boss to enjoying precious family time, this unique system will help you boost your productivity and realize your professional and personal goals.

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musee-solomon, October 30, 2008 (view all comments by musee-solomon)
Make Your Time a Tool for Success
Have you been trying to get it together but to no avail? Then read this book because Dr. Jan Yager nails it. She takes you through a miraculous 14 day makeover that's fun to do with her "Beat the Clock" exercises. After completing her 14 day makeover, you will have the tools necessary to achieve a happy, successful and productive life.
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b053323, October 19, 2008 (view all comments by b053323)
The great thing about Jan Yager’s book Work Less, Do More: The 14 Day Productivity Makeover, is that it is a VERY practical book. It is very obvious that the author is quite passionate about the topic, and that she has thought carefully about what she has written – and last but not least, that she has actually used the practical resources that she has packed all throughout the book.

This book is all about getting you to take action with the productivity principles that are taught, so that you can apply them immediately to your own life. And let’s face it, - this is what we all need – help at turning our goals into our reality. From quizzes, reflective questions, worksheets, to-do lists, and many other creative, practical tools, your hand will be held through out your entire journey as you commit to becoming productive.

Be prepared to face your ugly demons of time management also, as Jan is skilled at finding those areas which can be a nuisance, yet very valuable, to address – such as dealing with things such as delegating tasks, setting your boundaries, etc., - among many other topics! Also, Jan knows that everyone is already busy, and so her book is purposely set up so that you can read and learn the material in small chunks. If you are the typical “A” type personality, you’ll love the way this book encourages you to work hard and play hard – the smart way! You won’t be disappointed with this amazing book that is full of original, unique ideas! This is a “must have” to read, re-read, and keep readily available on your book shelf!!!!
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dancinthrulife, August 30, 2008 (view all comments by dancinthrulife)
This is definitely the most approachable guide to time management that I’ve read. Whereas other self-help books sometimes talk down to readers, reading Work Less, Do More is more like having a conversation with a great mentor. The book does an excellent job of breaking up organizing time into simple steps, which are designed to address everything from the most basic to advanced levels of time management skills. Whether you’re a mess or just looking to brush up on organization, you’ll pick up something new in this book.
One of the most helpful things about Work Less, Do More is that it’s structured into a day-by-day approach. Jan Yager suggests that the program in the book takes two weeks, with each chapter covering a different aspect of time management for each day, but she also points out that Work Less, Do More could work just as well if you read it straight through and apply the topics at your own pace. (I decided to take the reading straight through approach, and it worked just fine for me!)
There’s plenty of information in each chapter, and Yager keeps the chapters short enough and focused enough that you never feel overwhelmed. The basic principles in each chapter will help people who are just beginning to learn to manage their time more effectively, while the variety of strategies Yager offers to deal with each challenge means that even experienced time managers will find something new. For example, one of the first chapters stressed the importance of setting goals and then writing those goals in a list. Now, making lists is my thing—I never leave home without my planner, and I always have a to-do list. Work Less, Do More told me that these skills were a good place to start, but I also learned that it’s important to break lists down into time frames. The tables in the book prompted me to figure out plans for the next week, month, six months, year and two-year time frames. Now I have a much clearer idea of where my day-to-day planning is headed and what I need to focus on in order to achieve my long-term goals.
The other aspect of this book that I found especially helpful was that it covers all areas of time management. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in improving study or work habits that you can forget that there are other important areas to invest your time. Yager balances chapters on structuring business meetings with sections about how to make the most of time with family and friends as well as how to find quiet personal time. It was a pleasant surprise to me that a time management book would value my family time and personal activities as much as my office productivity!
It’s easy to put the strategies of Work Less, Do More into practice because the point is to find a productive balance in all areas of one’s life, not to become a workaholic. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking to improve or develop time management skills.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781402748370
Subtitle:
The 14-Day Productivity Makeover
Author:
Yager, Jan
Publisher:
Sterling
Subject:
Time management
Subject:
Self-management (psychology)
Subject:
Business Life - General
Subject:
Office management
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - SparkNotes
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080902
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in 2-color
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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