Organizing for Success, Second Edition: Second Edition (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 17, 2010 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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An established guru in productivity updates his renowned organizing and time management program and gives workers and managers the tools they need to stay organized and on top of their game.

About the Book
The first edition ofOrganizing For Successgave readers a simple, but remarkably effective time management technique to help them get two more fiercely productive hours out of every day, helping them to stay on top of their game, ahead of their colleagues and to be more productive and successful at work.

Based on the time management principles Kenneth Ziegler developed and that have worked for corporations such as Hertz, Toys "R" Us, The Federal Reserve, The Comptroller of the Currency, Hormel, and Fidelity Investments,Organizing for Success Second Editiontakes Ken Ziegler's concept of "The Master List," and shows readers how to budget their time and energy by the day, the week, and month. Far less complicated, much easier to use, and more effective than the program in Getting Things Done, The Master List shows readers how to quickly prioritize their goals, get done what needs to get done on time and under budget, and even helps readers plan for the interruptions, urgent emails and unexpected meetings that will inevitably attack their day.

New to this edition is a much heavier emphasis on technology, including advice on how to write, manage and file email more effectively, how to use Lotus Notes and Microsoft Office to streamline the day, and how to use devices like Blackberries and social media like LinkedIn and Facebook as assets and time-savers, rather than as distractions and time sinks.

Also new to this revised edition is:

  • More tips on creating a manageable Master List of things to get accomplished, the most popular question he's received from his classes in the last five years. The book also features information on getting a downloadable version of a "Master List" from the author's website.
  • A more specific time-management plan for organizing a more effective day, week, and month at work.
  • A new chapter on managing, controlling and writing email---a huge issue for people in today's corporate environment.
  • A new chapter specifically devoted to maintaining email files—the second most popular question asked at Ken's seminars.
  • New information on how to delegate tasks to people in their office—even if they have no seniority over them—to work more efficiently.
  • Using Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes to manage time better.
  • New information on making meetings more effective—even if you are not running them.
  • A brand new chapter on making the new changes to your life stick!

Features:

  • Buyback Commitment:The author will purchase at least 5,000 copies (possibly 10,000) of this book upon publication.
  • Strong track record in the genre:Kenneth Zeigler has been recognized as a leader in the time management field since 1996. His books have sold over 15,000 copies to date.
  • Regular Speaking Schedule:Kenneth Zeigler speaks at least 3 times a week from groups ranging in size from 25 to 1,000.
  • Downloadable Master Lists:The author will offer fully customizable, downloadable "Master Lists" on his website for readers to print out or to export into their pdas, iphones and work computers.
  • Strong On-line presence:The author's website, kztraining.com receives about 1,000 hits a day. The author spends approximately $50,000 a year with google on adword and clickthrough advertising.
  • Regular Media Appearances:The author makes regular media appearances on the topic of organizing; in the last year alone he has appeared on the Neil Cavuto Show, in the Chicago Tribune, and on MoneyMatters.
  • Get two hours more work done every day.
  • Implement one simple plan to organize your professional life
  • Make the most of office technologies to streamline your life.

Market / Audience:
Business professionals and managers; Readers of Getting Things Done.

About the Author:
Kenneth Zeigler (Charlotte, NC)
has been recognized as a time management expert since developing a time management system for Herz in 1997. The author of three books, he has been on the cover ofInvestor's Business Dailyand has published numerous articles on time management, productivity, and work / life balance for such newspapers asThe Washington Post, NY Post, andCharlotte Observer. Over the years he has advised such clients as Hertz, Toys "R" Us, The Federal Reserve, The Comptroller of the Currency, Hormel, and Fidelity Investments.

  

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I bought this book on Friday and finished it on Saturday. It is an awesome book with great tips for getting organized in a very busy workplace. It is a must have for professionals struggling to keep up with all the tasks in the day and week.

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This book is awesome! Very readable, easy to follow, clear and consise enough to use as a reference when you slip back into wasting time and decreased efficiency. Read full review

Contents

The 4th Dimension of Time Management
1
Lost but Making Excellent Time
11
Taking Control of your Day
15
Using a Master List to Create a Plan that Works
29
Organizing and Planning a More Effective Day and Week
37
Prioritizing and Giving Others your Priorities
59
Controlling Email and Using your Email System More Effectively
73
Organizing your Writing and Speech to Get Faster Results
89
Effective Delegation that Works
115
Planning and Executing an Effective Meeting
129
Managing the Phone and Interruptions
151
Developing a Simple Effective Filing System
175
Finding Two More Hours a Day
191
Recognizing and Managing Procrastination
197
Time Management Action Plan
205
Index
207

Organizing and Streamlining your Projects
99

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About the Author:
Kenneth Zeigler
has been recognized as a time management expert since developing a time management system for Herz in 1997. The author of three books, he has been on the cover of Investor's Business Daily and has published numerous articles on time management, productivity, and work / life balance for such newspapers as The Washington Post, NY Post, and Charlotte Observer. Over the years he has advised such clients as Hertz, Toys "R" Us, The Federal Reserve, The Comptroller of the Currency, Hormel, and Fidelity Investments.

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