Summary of Extreme Productivity
Copyright © 2012 by Robert C. Pozen. Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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White-collar employees are working harder than ever. Many get to their offices early, leave late, work through lunch and stay at their desks over the weekends and on holidays. Yet these workers are often minimally productive. Robert C. Pozen, a former CEO who lectures on management issues at Harvard Business School, offers solutions for this dilemma in this sensible manual about time management, productivity and focus. His advice, which particularly applies to knowledge workers, is sound and generally useful. It seems like common sense, not new or flashy, but Pozen is good at helping you build confidence by establishing concrete processes. getAbstract recommends Pozen’s helpful guide to professionals, managers, knowledge workers and all who want to boost their time management and productivity skills.
About the Author
Robert C. Pozen is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of Too Big to Save? and a former chairman of MFS Investment Management.
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8 years agoMany known ideas, but always worth re-considering
8 years agoGreat book to start off 2013! Extreme Productivity by Robert Pozen
Systematize Your Goals, Keep Your Eye on the Ball, Establish a Good Routine and much more in this excellent book. I'm starting with 6 steps to systemize my 2013 goals…“Write everything down, Organize by time horizon, Rank your objectives, Rank your targets, Estimate how you actually spend your time, Address the mismatch between priorities and time spent.