Organized for Success: Top Executives and CEOs Reveal the Organizing Principles That Helped Them Reach the Top

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In this groundbreaking guide, Stephanie Winston explains how she discovered, after more than two decades as a leading organization expert and bestselling author, that senior executives and CEOs seem to possess unique conceptual skills in the areas of time management and organization that enable them to dramatically increase their productivity. Intrigued by this revelation, Winston set out to interview dozens of senior executives in an attempt to better understand the work habits and mental discipline of the ...
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Overview

In this groundbreaking guide, Stephanie Winston explains how she discovered, after more than two decades as a leading organization expert and bestselling author, that senior executives and CEOs seem to possess unique conceptual skills in the areas of time management and organization that enable them to dramatically increase their productivity. Intrigued by this revelation, Winston set out to interview dozens of senior executives in an attempt to better understand the work habits and mental discipline of the supersuccessful, and to quantify their skills and translate them into techniques that will enable managers and ambitious workers at all levels of an organization to develop their own productivity and time management style. The result is a concise, practical, inspiring, and information-filled book that will help any reader get organized for success.

Among the strategies that Winston uncovered are two that may surprise—and give heart to—many readers. First: top executives deal very differently with the day-to-day interruptions that cause most of us to lose focus and get sidelined. They view them not as a menacing obstruction to workflow but instead as a means to connect with fellow workers and enable more work to be done. Second: supersuccessful businesspeople do not multitask; they focus their complete attention on each task at hand until it is done, and then move on to the next thing. And they employ powerful delegation strategies to enhance their own productivity and that of their team.
Among the many other lessons Winston brings to the reader are insights on how to:

• conquer e-mail and paperwork gridlock
• run and participate in meetings more effectively
• develop your own best productivity and time management style
• create techniques to find valuable private time in the middle of a hectic day
• use follow-up strategies that ensure you respond to others consistently and complete all necessary tasks

Throughout Organized for Success, Winston shares practical tips and tested techniques geared to helping workers and managers at every level to adopt the strategies that highly successful executives have employed on their way up the corporate ladder.

Even more, she helps us all—not just those who aspire to the senior executive ranks—to adopt an organized and disciplined mind-set in every aspect of our professional lives.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781400047598
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/17/2004
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ruthless paperwork : how executives get to a clean desk 15
2 Conquering e-mail clutter 30
3 The to-do list : a key time-management tool 49
4 The art of the calendar/planner 63
5 The "capture book" tool : an interesting hybrid 77
6 Executive effectiveness through technology 84
7 Working the phones : how senior executives make the telephone a powerful tool 92
8 The organized executive's day 101
9 Working smarter : a roundup of tips, timesavers, and productivity multipliers 117
10 The multitasking myth : a senior executive perspective 136
11 Managing multiple priorities 145
12 Meetings that work : a prime senior executive tool 171
13 The curious power of interruptions 195
14 Using CEO strategies in your own domain 213
The 9 organizing laws 235
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  • Posted May 13, 2011

    a must read!!!!!

    Excellent read! ALL executives should explore the avenues presented in this well written book

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    Posted February 1, 2009

    A Must Read for Everyone!

    This book has some excellent tips and strategies on really maximizing your time and focus at work. From effectively managing everything that comes across your desk to how to focus your time on what is important -- it is a must read for everyone!

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