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.
"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
No matter what you do and what you aim for, you can always improve your performance, be more focused and productive, stay cool under pressure, reduce the length of meetings, and tackle the hardest challenge of all: influencing other people. You can also be a better parent and partner, perhaps even
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.