Seeking the Calm in the Storm: Managing Chaos in Your Business Life
Taking control -- in a world of constant turbulence.
-- A breakthrough guide to finding new balance in your work -- and your life.
-- Understand the technological and societal forces that are pressing on you -- and discover new ways to manage.
Feel like life's out of control? You're not alone. We're all facing a world of unrelenting, accelerating turbulence -- with new technology subjecting us to constant, non-stop demands, and no time to reflect on what really matters most. Even worse, in the wake of 9/11, we're living with powerful new dangers and uncertainties about our society and our futures. In this book, social psychologist and business consultant Dr. Judith Bardwick helps us understand what's really happening -- and offers a practical plan for retaking control, improving our effectiveness, and regaining our sense of well-being. One by one, she considers all the factors that make contemporary life and work so stressful, including the requirement to live at "Web speed, " the growing complexity and ubiquity of communications technology, and the world's growing disregard for privacy. Next, she offers a step-by-step plan for taking control. Discover how to convert vague anxieties into specific, solvable problems; establish realistic priorities and reduce overload; and identify manageable risks and challenges that can be engaged and overcome. Understand your personal goals and workstyles more clearly, so you can achieve a better fit with your organization -- or find an organization that fits you better. Manage technology instead of letting it manage you; think more clearly about the changes you initiate; and, above all, learn to bring balance and satisfaction back into your life.
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