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More than one million people worldwide are getting their work done and improving the way they feel at work thanks to Kerry Gleeson's revolutionary program, The Personal Efficiency Program. Now, it's your turn.

Find out how to get organized, navigate technologies like portable communication devices and e-mail, run a no-nonsense meeting, juggle all the players in the new global business environment, and carve out more time to do what you really want to do. We all struggle to balance work life and personal life; this audiobook will help you work more quickly and efficiently, freeing time for you to fulfill your other duties as a parent, a spouse, or a friend.

This updated Fourth Edition of the ultimate labor-saving, stress-busting, career-boosting guide helps you take complete control of every challenge and chore you face at work. Revised and retooled to address the evolving demands of the modern workplace, it shows you how to:

  • Learn to organize yourself to act.
  • Stop feeling overwhelmed and free yourself from stress.
  • Get things done with the least amount of effort.
  • End e-mail overload.
  • Are your meetings a waste of time? Make them effective and efficient!
  • Spend less time at the office and more time kicking up your heels.
  • ©2009 Kerry Gleeson (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

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    • L'Aura
    • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    • 04-28-12

    Good Points, But Just A Sales Pitch

    Any additional comments?

    They make good points in this book, however I found it mostly a sales pitch for their organizing program and I'm not keen on paying to buy a commercial.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Ivy
    • Sioux Falls, SD, USA
    • 07-30-09

    Good Tips For Leveraging Today's Technology

    Mr. Gleeson covers some tried and true approaches, and isn't afraid to mention the other authors whose work is consistent with his perspective. I like this, and I like his references to those similarities. What I like most, however, is the fact that he as updated his recommendations with approaches that describe how today's technologies -- e.g., PDA's, PIMs, web based tools -- can be used to help you be more effective. He has a chapter focused on how not to be overwhelmed by email! And another on using electronic task lists and journals. I have read many many books on prioritizing and organizing work so that I can be more effective, but this is the first one that has really talked about how to use the technology to help, and it doesn't require that you buy a tool developed by them.

    The book is well organized and comprehensive. Mr. Gleeson provides easy to follow lists of instructions for how to implement the suggestions. There is also a very short executive summary of the book, and an overview of each chapter to describe what will discussed.

    One point that I found slightly irritating -- the author starts out pumping his service,and descriptions of he work they have done with companies are peppered unnecessarily throughout the book.

    Overall -- good book, good tips, love the technology focus!

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    • Darryl
    • Great Falls, MT, USA
    • 10-29-09

    Painful!

    Not an easy listen...actually painful, not to mention boring, dry, and void of anything fresh or inspirational.

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    Excellent. Many great ideas.

    I must listen to it again. This book is packed with great tips and ideas. I'm certain I missed a bunch with just one listening. Another reviewer mentioned it was a "commercial?" He/She must not have listened past the first few minutes where the author offers jobs to folks who learn and understand these great concepts. I highly recommend this book to folks who want to make the best use of their precious time.

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    • Tariq
    • Abu Dhabi, AUH United Arab Emirates
    • 02-16-16

    excellent practical approach

    I loved this audio book. its all about how to develop good habits that lead to personal efficiency.

    I've used it as a complete listening course with my subordinates and results almost immediate.

    excellent piece of work, thanks.

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    Work at it's finest

    The strategies and tactics in this book are excellent. You can easily adapt them to any situation - digital or paper based. I bought 20 copies for my team. Read it and do it now!

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    • Farooq
    • 09-06-09

    Making a real difference

    I found the material very useful even if a few of the tips discussed are obvious. Kerry Gleeson sounds great on this audio and is rather humorous. The content is well presented with current production and relative material. The techniques are backed up with tools that can be used in day to day life so you are not left wandering how to try to adopt some of the methods discussed. Recommend to all.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Andrew
    • 01-04-11

    Get This Book

    If you are even a bit disorganised, this will help. If you are totally disorganised (I was) it could change your life.

    The book shows that it has had many updates and covers pretty much all of the problems of getting organised (how am I going to find the time to do all this stuff! Answer - do a bit at a time and use some of the time you win back to do a bit more). I haven't done everything in the book, in fact, there is a hell of a lot that I haven't done and probably never will, but I am now probably the best organised person in the company and I keep my desk clear - for the first time ever!

    The delivery is a bit dry, but don't be put off by it.

    Get the book, follow some of the advice - probably the quickest win is by sorting out your email - and improve your working life. This WILL cut down your stress and help you do your job better. (By the way, I am not on commission for this book!)

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    • Dawn
    • 05-20-10

    Tough going

    I didn't get anything particularly new from this, and much of the advice just didn't seem relevant for me. Is it me or is just a little out of date?