Work Less, Do More (2nd edition)

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Jan Jager

ISBN 978-1-889262-37-6 (trade pbk.) $19.95 retail list price
ISBN 978-1-889262-82-6 e-book edition (ePub and Kindle) $8.99 retail list price

Media kit with sample interview questions

Foreign translations:

Complex Chinese
Korean
Vietnamese
Russian
Arabic
Portuguese
Spanish
Bulgarian
Marathi (in preparation)

Summary

Filled with helpful advice on how to handle e-mail, deal with distractions (“distractionitis”) and interruptions, plus tips on prioritizing, delegating, conducting more effective meetings, multitasking, and mastering paperwork. Each chapter (or day) deals with another key productivity issue such as overcoming procrastination and organizing. Readers can work on an issue a day, or at their own faster or slower pace. Additional material for this revised 2nd edition includes a new introduction, updated bibliography, and these new materials added to the last chapter: “Six Time Management Lessons My First Boss and Mentor Taught Me,” “Ten Productivity Principles that May Give You a Competitive Edge and “Do You Have Five Minutes to Make a Change?

Praise/Reviews

“If you are feeling overworked and overstressed in this 24/7 world, reading Work Less, Do More is definitely time very well spent.”—Michael LeBoeuf, author, Working Smart

“Bravo Jan Yager for coming up with a ‘quick read’ and method to get your time and life under control so that you will accomplish more and enjoy doing so! I will definitely recommend Work Less, Do More to my clients.”
—Nella G. Barkley, President, Crystal-Barkley Corp., Life-Work Design

“Time…your most precious commodity! Yet time is often the most squandered of your possessions! Reclaim your rich inheritance of time now. Jan’s words will bring you renewed peace and provide you with “found” time in which to live your dreams!”—Glenna Salsbury, author, The Art of the Fresh Start

“Work Less, Do More is a fabulous resource for helping you. What is most significant about this book is the focus on you and your attitude toward time management, the habits you’ll need to change to diminish stress and improve productivity and the decisions you alone are responsible for in order to create a more meaningful existence.”
—Julie Jansen, author, I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO SECOND EDITION
INTRODUCTION TO FIRST EDITION
DAY 1: Getting Started
DAY 2: Goal Setting
DAY 3: Dealing with the Five P’s: Procrastination. Perfectionism. Poor Planning. Poor Pacing, and Petulance
DAY 4: Prioritizing: Using the ACTION! System for Optimum Productivity
DAY 5: Multitasking So It Works
DAY 6: Getting Organized
DAY 7: Simplifying and Mastering Paperwork
DAY 8: More Effective Ways to Use the Phone and Other Equipment
DAY 9: E-Mail and Communicating Electronically
DAY 10: Handling Change and Interruptions
DAY 11: Winning Deadline Strategies
DAY 12: Delegating with Success
DAY 13: Making the Most of Meetings
DAY 14: Balancing Your Life and Making Time for Relationships
SUMMING UP: Assessing Your Progress and Looking Ahead
BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDING LIST OF WORKS CITED
RESOURCES
APPENDIX OF BLANK TIME LOGS AND WORKSHEETS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/HOW TO REACH DR. JAN YAGER

About the author

Jan Yager, Ph.D. is a sociologist and the award-winning author of 35+ nonfiction and fiction titles translated into 30+ languages.

Book details

8 x 10
258 pages
Copyright © 2012, 2008