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What To Do When There's Too Much To Do

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What To Do When There's Too Much To Do by Laura Stack
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Jul 02, 2012 | ISBN 9781609945398

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“This book will give you the tools you need as a leader to get more done yourself and through others. Laura Stack really is ‘the Productivity Pro.’”
—Mark Sanborn, President, Sanborn & Associates, Inc., and author of You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader

“Stack has captured in this book what those select few great leaders know: you cannot strategize your way to greatness. You execute your way there! A must-read for anyone who wants better results!”
—Peter Sheahan, President, ChangeLabs

“A how-to for leaders who are serious about results. Make time to read this book—then thank Laura for all the time you save on future projects!”
—Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive

Table Of Contents

Introduction: The Case for Reduction
Saving Our Own Lives
Harsh Realities
The Solution
Brand-New Model: The Productivity Workflow Formula
Step One: Determine What To Do
Why Do You Have So Much to Do?
What Is Your Productive Value?
Tracking Down Time-Wasters
Where Does Your Time Go?
To-Do Lists: Tracking What's Left
Triage: Wartime Prioritization
Summary: PWF Step 1 Checkup
Step Two: Schedule Time to Do It
About that 4-Hour Workweek Idea
Scheduling 101
Further Reducing Your Commitments
Learn to Say No–And Make it Stick
Rescuing Your Time from Meetings
In the Decision Comes the Dilemma
Summary: PWF Step 2 Checkup
Step Three: Focus Your Attention
Driven to Distraction
Handling External Distractions
Heading Off Internal Distractions
Slipping the Electronic Leash
Focus Aids
The Zen of Avoiding Distraction
Summary: PWF Step 3 Checkup
Step Four: Process New Information
Taming the Information Glut
Filing Precepts
Your Personal Time Management System
Basic Information Handling
The 6-D Information Management System
The E-mail Decision Tree
Summary: PWF Step 4 Checkup
Step Five: Close the Loop
Organized Implementation
The People Problem
Handling Micromanagers
Reducing Inefficiencies and Breaking Bottlenecks
The Quest for Constant Improvement
Continued Progress Requires Constant Reevaluation
Summary: PWF Step 4 Checkup
Step Six: Manage Your Capacity
Personal Energy
Get Some Sleep
Watch Your Diet
Exercise Your Body
Make Yourself Happier
Maintaining Your Energetic Edge
Summary: PWF Step 6 Checkup
A Final Note: An Extra Hour–Or More
The Productivity Workflow Formula (PWF) Self-Assessment
About the Author

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