Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

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HarperCollins, Oct 2, 2012 - Business & Economics - 278 pages
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A road-tested formula for improving your performance, from one of the business world's most successful—and productive—executives.

Robert C. Pozen taught a full course load at Harvard Business School while serving as the full-time chairman of a global financial-services firm. He's written six books and hundreds of articles, raised a family with his wife of more than four decades, and served on many boards of local charities and public companies. Pozen is a prince of productivity, a man who has worked smarter and faster than almost everyone around him for more than forty years.

In Extreme Productivity, Pozen reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. His book is for anyone feeling overwhelmed by an existing workload—facing myriad competing demands and multiple time-sensitive projects. Offering antidotes to a calendar full of boring meetings and a backlog of e-mails, Extreme Productivity explains how to determine your highest priorities and match them with how you actually spend your time.

Pozen shows that in order to be truly productive, professionals must make a critical shift in their mind-set: from hours worked to results produced. He helps people at all stages of their careers read, write, and make presentations quicker and more effectively. He provides professionals with practical tips on how to efficiently use their time in the office—while leading full and productive personal lives as well.

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Review: Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

User Review  - Kelli Koehler - Goodreads

I liked Pozen's overall thesis: focus on the results you plan to achieve, rather than the number of hours you work, but I didn't feel like I could relate to the book. His examples and advice were very ... Read full review

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Extreme Productivity : Lessons on High Performance from a Highly Effective Executive by Robert C. Pozen was chosen by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the Top 30 Business Books of 2013 ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

ROBERT C. POZEN is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was chairman of MFS Investment Management and vice chairman of Fidelity Investments. He served on President Bush's Commission to Strengthen Social Security and was also secretary of economic affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was associate general counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Caplin & Drysdale. The author of six books, Pozen lives with his wife in Boston, Massachusetts.

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