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You know the problem: the amount of paperwork you must do outpaces your efforts to reduce it, and time becomes increasingly scarce. Important tasks do not get done, appointments are forgotten and you find yourself running around in circles. The "Personal Efficiency Program" (PEP) from the Institute for Business Technology puts an end to this problem. The program’s tricks and tactics are as simple as they are efficient. Author Kerry Gleeson’s weapons in the battle against an acute lack of time include thoughtful goal planning, a well-organized filing system and electronic organizational aides. The finest tactic is intangible: develop a philosophy of remembering and focusing on essential tasks. This handy advisor is freshly written and offers lots of tables, checklists and valuable assistance. Its high practical value is diminished only by the somewhat unfortunate structure of the contents: toward the end of the book, you often feel like you are covering advice that you have already read. Then again, at that point, you already will have learned how to set the book aside for later and start saving time right away. getAbstract recommends this manual to all those who suffer chronically from that stressful, too-busy feeling and wish to get a grip on their time.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the Personal Efficiency Program (PEP) functions;
  • How to plan your work time reasonably; and
  • How to get your tasks completed quickly and accurately.

About the Author

Kerry Gleeson founded a Boca Raton, Florida, consulting firm specializing in white collar efficiency and productivity improvement. Gleeson also wrote The High-Tech Personal Efficiency Program.



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A manager describes the situation as follows: "You go to the university, get educated in your profession, and get a job. You start your job, and all of a sudden the paper starts coming. No one ever mentioned the paper! What do you keep? Where do you put it? How do you find...

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