Master Your Workday Now: Proven Strategi [NOOK Book]


Comparable to such classics as Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and David Allen's Getting Things Done, this new title presents fresh and profound strategies for reaching success in your workday and life. Linenberger explains how work is largely a mental game that you can win by applying a practical new mental model of work called the Workday Now. The results are a well managed and successful workday.
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Comparable to such classics as Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and David Allen's Getting Things Done, this new title presents fresh and profound strategies for reaching success in your workday and life. Linenberger explains how work is largely a mental game that you can win by applying a practical new mental model of work called the Workday Now. The results are a well managed and successful workday.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974930459
  • Publisher: New Academy Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,178,247
  • File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents


Attaining Workday Mastery 1

The Three Layers of Success 5

How To Use this Book 8

Part I Controlling Your Workday Now

Chapter 1 Control Your Work Before Work Controls You 11

Chapter 2 A Quick Start for Gaining Control 17

Chapter 3 Why Are We Out of Control? 23

Chapter 4 What is Your Workday Now? 33

Chapter 5 The Power of Urgency Zones 45

Chapter 6 Mastering Your Urgency Zones 57

Chapter 7 Task Management at the Next Level 83

Chapter 8 E-mail Mastery 103

Summarizing the Control-Layer Solution 117

Part II Creating Your Workday Now

Chapter 9 Rising Above Control 123

Chapter 10 Step 1, Vision-The Missing Component from Workplace Goals 131

Chapter 11 Step 2, Merging Vision Goals and Target Goals to Create "Now Goals" 143

Chapter 12 Step 3, Activating Now Goals-The Key to Goal Success 159

Chapter 13 Step 4, Taking First Action on Your Now Goals 187

Chapter 14 Stretch Your Now Goals 195

Conclusion to the Create-Layer Solution 213

Part III Connecting Your Workday Now

Chapter 15 The Overlapping Circles of Life and Work 219

Chapter 16 Connecting to a Larger Vision or Purpose 227

Chapter 17 Connecting with Yourself 253

Chapter 18 Connecting to Your Life's Work 277

Chapter 19 Connecting to Your Personal Mission 297

Conclusion to Part III: Thinking Big 305

The Workday Mastery Toolkit 309

Recommended Resources 321

Acknowledgments 332

Index 333

Free Workday Mastery Tools 343

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  • Posted July 11, 2010

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    Master Your Workday Now! by Michael Linenberger: a Helpful, Worthwhile Read for Many Business Professionals and Workers

    Many of us are familiar with this scenario. You just have walked in the door at work and turned on your computer. Not only are you faced with your boss standing at your office door or cubicle but your inbox and voice mail box are full again and the pile of work from yesterday that was sitting on your desk remains even though you stayed late last night trying to eliminate it. Overwhelmed, you take a deep breath. You feel like you have too much to do in too little time. Where to begin? How to begin? These are two questions passing through your mind. In this nicely- presented and expertly- argued self help book, Linenberger (management consultant and technology professional for more than 20 years; formerly, Vice President, Accenture; Head, U.S. Peace Corps' technology department; author of three books including Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook), an efficiency expert and renowned international consultant, speaker, and seminar leader, attempts to help those suffering from the abovementioned scenario, "workday chaos." He presents his brilliantly- conceived "Workday Now" system for anyone who wants greater results at work, less stress, and deeper satisfaction from his or her employment situation and thereby life in general. Explaining how work is largely a mental game, Linenberger argues that "urgent" tasks that must be completed by the end of the workday should take precedence over merely "important ones" or less time-sensitive endeavors. In his breakthrough "Workday Mastery Pyramid," modeled after psychologist Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, he advocates getting control of your workday by managing Urgency Zones, creating your outcomes by using Now Goals and Goal Activation, and connecting your work with who you are and what will fulfill you. In each of the three sections of his book covering the control, create, and connect sequences of his Pyramid, the author presents specific strategies and tools for helping you reach the top. You will learn how to utilize the "urgency zone" concept to create a Workday Mastery To-Do-List, overcome email overload, create Now Goals, Activate Goals, connect with yourself and your life's work, and more. For the most part fast-paced, easy-to-read, and understandable, this somewhat lengthy publication contains many helpful value-added features not limited to illustrations, diagrams, and two appendices containing a quick start Workday Mastery Toolkit and a list of recommended print and non-print resources. The author also provides downloadable tools and templates on his book's website that enable you to implement his system while additional resources such as a daily planner are being published. For anyone who wants to transform his or her work and thereby personal lives as well as bring the two closer together, this book will appeal to general and specialized readers. It is highly recommended for many public, academic, and special libraries. Review copy-C. A. Lajos, The Librarian's Review of Books

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  • Posted May 3, 2010

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    Helpful guide to organizing your work, setting goals and living a fruitful life

    If, like many people, you feel pushed, frenzied, harried and crazed, project management expert Michael Linenberger is trying to help. He applies his logical engineering background to examining how the typical workday actually functions. He offers a multilayered method for getting a better handle on your day by organizing your tasks, activities and goals more efficiently and precisely. The list-making part of the book is perhaps more concrete and less subjective than subsequent sections on defining your mission and purpose, and aligning your life and your work. Linenberger's clear goal is to provide an entire package that will help people engage in productive self-discovery, so they can achieve work-life balance and career satisfaction. However, some of his processes seem both old school and a bit complex. Still, getAbstract recommends his very empathetic manual, particularly to those who are new to time management and personal goal setting.

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