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HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done [NOOK Book]



Your inbox is overflowing. You’re paralyzed because you have too much to do but don’t know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it.

It’s time to learn how to get the right ...
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HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done

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Your inbox is overflowing. You’re paralyzed because you have too much to do but don’t know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it.

It’s time to learn how to get the right work done.

In the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done, you’ll discover how to focus your time and energy where they will yield the greatest reward. Not only will you end each day knowing you made progress—your improved productivity will also set you apart from the pack.

Whether you’re a new professional or an experienced one, this guide will help you:

• Prioritize and stay focused
• Work less but accomplish more
• Stop bad habits and develop good ones
• Break overwhelming projects into manageable pieces
• Conquer e-mail overload
• Write to-do lists that really work
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422187142
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: HBR Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 366,262
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Section 1 Get Started

1 You Can't Get It All Done: …so what should you do? Peter Bregman 3

2 Nine Things Successful People Do Differently: It's not who you are; it's what you do Heidi Grant Halvorson 9

3 Being More Productive: An Interview with David Allen and Tony Schwartz: Do you need the right system or the right frame of mind? Daniel McGinn 23

Section 2 Prioritize Your Work

4 Get a Raise by Getting the Right Work Done: Focus on the work that will bring the greatest reward-for your organization and for you Peter Bregman 35

5 The Worth-Your-Time Test: Stop wasting time on the wrong work Peter Bregman 39

6 Say Yes to Saying No: Make it easier to decline projects and invitations Alexandra Samuel 43

Sections 3 Organize Your Time

7 A Practical Plan for When You Feel Overwhelmed: How to get started when you don't know where to begin Peter Bregman 49

8 Stop Procrastinating-Now: Five tips for breaking this bad habit Amy Gallo 53

9 Don't Let Long-Term Projects Become Last-Minute Panic: What to do when you have "all the time in the world": Peter Bregman 57

10 Stop Multitasking: Do just one thing to get many things done Peter Bregman 63

11 How to Stay Focused on What's Important: Stop fighting fires Gina Trapani 69

12 To-Do Lists That Work: The secret is specificity Gina Trapani 73

13 How to Tackle Your To-Do List: Use your calendar Peter Bregman 77

14 Reward Yourself for Doing Dreaded Tasks: When crossing items off Your list just isn't enough Alexandra Samuel 81

Section 4 Delegate Effectively

15 Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?: Delegate, Delegate, Delegate William Oncken Donald L. Wass Stephen R. Covey 87

16 Levels of Delegation: Teach them to fish Linda A. Hill Kent Lineback 109

Section 5 Create Rituals

17 Ritual: How to Get Important Work Done: Make good habits automatic Tony Schwartz 113

18 Power Through Your Day in 90-Minute Cycles: Work with Your body's natural rhythms Tony Schwartz 117

19 An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day: Frequent check-ins with yourself will keep you on course Peter Bregman 121

20 Use a 10-Minute Diary to Stay on Track: The best way to spend the last few minutes of your day Teresa Amabile Steven Kramer 125

Section 6 Renew Your Energy

21 How to Accomplish More by Doing Less: Take breaks to get more done Tony Schwartz 135

22 Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time: Time is limited, but your energy is not Tony Schwartz Catherine McCarthy 139

23 Why Great Performers Sleep More: hellip;and how you can, too Tony Schwartz 147

Section 7 Take Control of Your E-mail

24 Simplify Your E-mail: Three folders will do it Gina Trapani 153

25 Eight E-mail Overload Experiments: Don't be afraid to be extreme Alexandra Samuel 157

Section 8 Maintain Your New Approach

26 Sustaining Your Productivity System: You've become productive! Now keep it up Alexandra Samuel 165

Section 9 Explore Further

27 More Productivity Books to Explore: Summaries of three popular titles by Covey, Morgenstern, and Allen Ilan Mochari 171

28 Productivity Apps and Tools: Tech tools to keep you on track 175

Index 181

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