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HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done

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We all wish we could sharpen key management skills—like writing more effective emails or proposals, focusing to-do lists on what really matters, giving more persuasive presentations, or dealing with a boss who makes you want to scream. But who has the time? The HBR Guides can help.

In the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done: Learn how to prioritize your tasks, manage your time, and stay focused on what really matters.

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Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 13 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

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You Can't Get It All Done: …so what should you do?p. 3
Nine Things Successful People Do Differently: It's not who you are; it's what you dop. 9
Being More Productive: An Interview with David Allen and Tony Schwartz: Do you need the right system or the right frame of mind?p. 23
Prioritize Your Work
Get a Raise by Getting the Right Work Done: Focus on the work that will bring the greatest reward-for your organization and for youp. 35
The Worth-Your-Time Test: Stop wasting time on the wrong workp. 39
Say Yes to Saying No: Make it easier to decline projects and invitationsp. 43
Organize Your Time
A Practical Plan for When You Feel Overwhelmed: How to get started when you don't know where to beginp. 49
Stop Procrastinating-Now: Five tips for breaking this bad habitp. 53
Don't Let Long-Term Projects Become Last-Minute Panic: What to do when you have "all the time in the world": Peter Bregmanp. 57
Stop Multitasking: Do just one thing to get many things donep. 63
How to Stay Focused on What's Important: Stop fighting firesp. 69
To-Do Lists That Work: The secret is specificityp. 73
How to Tackle Your To-Do List: Use your calendarp. 77
Reward Yourself for Doing Dreaded Tasks: When crossing items off Your list just isn't enoughp. 81
Delegate Effectively
Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?: Delegate, Delegate, Delegatep. 87
Levels of Delegation: Teach them to fishp. 109
Create Rituals
Ritual: How to Get Important Work Done: Make good habits automaticp. 113
Power Through Your Day in 90-Minute Cycles: Work with Your body's natural rhythmsp. 117
An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day: Frequent check-ins with yourself will keep you on coursep. 121
Use a 10-Minute Diary to Stay on Track: The best way to spend the last few minutes of your dayp. 125
Renew Your Energy
How to Accomplish More by Doing Less: Take breaks to get more donep. 135
Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time: Time is limited, but your energy is notp. 139
Why Great Performers Sleep More: hellip;and how you can, toop. 147
Take Control of Your E-mail
Simplify Your E-mail: Three folders will do itp. 153
Eight E-mail Overload Experiments: Don't be afraid to be extremep. 157
Maintain Your New Approach
Sustaining Your Productivity System: You've become productive! Now keep it upp. 165
Explore Further
More Productivity Books to Explore: Summaries of three popular titles by Covey, Morgenstern, and Allenp. 171
Productivity Apps and Tools: Tech tools to keep you on trackp. 175
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9781422187111
ISBN-10: 142218711X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 9th October 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 12.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.24