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To be productive, you need a good organizational system. Here, productivity experts Sally McGhee and John Wittry detail their time- and workflow-management system, which is based on Microsoft Outlook 2007. They offer precise, step-by-step instructions on mastering this software to organize your work and personal life. Their book presents numerous detailed organizational steps and screenshots with precise instructions. getAbstract finds that this solid software manual does a fine job of showing you how to plan, prioritize and manage your activities by maximizing Outlook’s productivity-boosting capabilities.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Microsoft Outlook can help you be more productive;
  • How to use the “MPS Cycle of Productivity,” the “MPS Integrated Management System” and the “MPS Workflow Model”; and
  • How to focus on tasks that support your major goals.

About the Authors

Sally McGhee is a productivity management expert and executive coach. She has trained thousands of business professionals. John Wittry is an executive consultant who works with Fortune 500 companies.



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