Master Your Workday Now!

Proven Strategies to Control Chaos, Create Outcomes & Connect Your Work to Who You Really Are

by Michael Linenberger

Number of pages: 344

Publisher: New Academy Publishers

BBB Library: Personal Success

ISBN: 9780974930442

About the Author

Michael Linenberger has been a management consultant and technology professional for more than 20 years. Formerly a V.P. at Accenture and head of the IT department at US Peace Corps, Michael now helps businesses learn his techniques of increasing workday productivity. He is an expert on workday efficiency, especially task and email management.


Editorial Review

Think about your average workday. Do you find it an urgent race that you often lose? Are you falling behind with too many emails flooding in, too many action requests piling up, and too many meetings robbing you of valuable work time? The resulting stress can be intense. And the frustration can be constant because you see little progress on your important tasks. Obviously we need a new approach. There is a solution and a large part of it has to do with first recognizing the differences across tasks, goals, and career and meeting that three-level problem in a holistic way. It has to do with understanding that universal principles have not been discussed or tapped. Once you tap them, you will see a greater ease in your workday, and a much greater motion forward. You will in fact see that you can manifest in your workday the unfettered and inspired career you have always longed for.

Book Reviews

"PRACTICAL WISDOM is strongest in discussing ways to improve the education of professionals." The New York Times

"book describes the essential characteristics of practical wisdom and shows why it’s needed to inform the everyday activities of doctors, lawyers and teachers—and parents, lovers and friends" Huffington Post

"It is an attempt to point out that there is more about being alive and working, than just thinking about outcomes, money and bottom line measurable results." Word Press

"This is a book about what Aristotle termedphronesis: practical wisdom. Schwartz and Scharpe suggest this is the missing ingredient for improvement in our organisations and that we need to change our teaching, training and mentoring practices to allow practical wisdom to develop."The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

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Wisdom to Share

Most people have given up on setting goals.

When you are so consumed with trying to deal with urgencies, you can’t consider goals or mission.

Most of us feel out of control at work because we have too many urgent items being presented at once.

Prioritization is the key, as it allows us to know the next high-priority task we need to accomplish and helps us avoid wasting time on low-priority actions.

Take first action as soon as you create your goals.

For your own goals, refer to your action plan often, but do not become a slave to it.

You do not have to pick something and then commit to it for the rest of your life.

It’s an important and practical skill to improve your success at work.

Your personal mission represents your highest and most general vision or purpose that captures what you were born to do.