Don’t try to do it all. Do more good. Better. I am no productivity guru. I am a writer, a church leader, a husband, and a father—a Christian with a lot of responsibilities and with new tasks coming at me all the time. I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today’s digital world. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom, it will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God. In Do More Better, you will learn: Common obstacles to productivityThe great purpose behind productivity3 essential tools for getting things doneThe power of daily and weekly routines And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and embracing the inevitable messiness of productivity. It really is possible to live a calm and orderly life, sure of your responsibilities and confident in your progress. You can do more better. And I would love to help you get there. –Tim Challies
Don't try to do it all. Do more good. Better. I am no productivity guru. I am a writer, a church leader, a husband, and a father with many responsibilities and with new tasks coming at me all the time. I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today's digital world. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom, it will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God. In Do More Better, you will learn: > Common obstacles to productivity > The great purpose behind productivity > 3 essential tools for getting things done > The power of daily and weekly routines > And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and 20 tips I have learned along the way. It really is possible to live a calm and orderly life, sure of your responsibilities and confident in your progress. You can do more better. And I would love to help you get there. -Tim Challies
Introducing Productivity – by Graham Allcott of Think Productive, and the author of How to be a Productivity Ninja – reveals, using simple tips, advice and real-life examples, how to get more done and manage your time effectively. Whether you are overwhelmed by your to-do list or just get stressed looking at your full inbox, it will help you to think – and act – more productively. AVOID UNNECESSARY MEETINGS to maximise your time STOP PROCRASTINATING and eradicate stress CLEAR OUT YOUR INBOX and take back control IMPROVE YOUR WORKFLOW and love your job again
Author: Paul J. Silvia
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
All students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles, how to improve writing quality, and how to write and publish academic work.
Author: Susan Robison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Drawing on research from the fields of neuroscience, faculty development, work productivity, positive psychology, and resilience, The Peak Performing Professor is filled with techniques, strategies, and practical tools for managing the complexities of academic life while maximizing professional potential. This much-needed resource reveals the four skill sets (PACE) that enhance peak performance and shows faculty step-by-step how to: Power their work and lives with purpose and meaning. Align all of their activities with that purpose. Connect with mutually helpful colleagues and intimates. Energize themselves to thrive in this interesting and engaging career. To help develop these essential skills, the book contains exercises that can help faculty hone their abilities to anchor their work, roles, and use of time in their most deeply held values; to integrate their personal and professional lives into a seamless whole; to experience more work-life balance; and, ultimately, to create a legacy of a life well-lived. Administrators will also find the book a useful tool for guiding their faculty to produce, stay engaged, and experience job satisfaction. "The first time I saw Susan present her Pyramid of Power model, I knew I needed to learn more. This book provides both the ideas and the practical advice that can help faculty and faculty developers make our lives more effective and more livable." —L. Dee Fink, author of Creating Significant Learning Experiences "An amazing book—essential reading for every faculty member. The integration of sound scholarship and practical advice is extraordinary. This book will power faculty workshops and faculty lives!" —Barbara Walvoord, professor emerita, University of Notre Dame; author of Effective Grading
In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don’t cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever-expanding to-do lists and endless, pointless meetings. Thankfully there is a better way: The Way of the Productivity Ninja. Using techniques including Ruthlessness, Mindfulness, Zen-like Calm and Stealth & Camouflage you will get your inbox down to zero, make the most of your attention, beat procrastination and learn to work smarter, not harder. Written by one of the world’s foremost productivity experts, How to be a Productivity Ninja is a fun, accessible and practical guide to staying cool, calm and collected, getting more done, and learning to love your work again. Since 2009, when they were founded by best-selling author Graham Allcott, Think Productive's range of practical, human and straight to the point workshops have been transforming the productivity of leading companies and organizations around the world. Think Productive are passionate about Productivity. Their Productivity Ninjas (that’s what they call their coaches) deliver workshops, practical coaching and consultancy to help people get more done, with less stress. Think Productive structure their sessions to include workshop-room time as well as at-desk coaching. So on 'Getting Your Inbox to Zero’ for example, people actually GET their inboxes to zero by the end of the 3 hours - not just talk about it. They offer an email follow-up service to help make sure the learning sticks and are available on email to answer follow-up questions. The Ninjas know all the best tips and tricks for Outlook, Gmail, PC, Mac, pen and paper, iPhone, Android and whatever else you might use!
Even the least technical among us are being pressed from all sides by advances in digital technology. We rely upon computers, cell phones, and the Internet for communication, commerce, and entertainment. Yet even though we live in this “instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls. In a manner that’s accessible, thoughtful, and biblical, author Tim Challies addresses questions such as: • How has life—and faith—changed now that everyone is available all the time through mobile phones? • How does our constant connection to these digital devices affect our families and our church communities? • What does it mean that almost two billion humans are connected by the Internet ... with hundreds of millions more coming online each year? Providing the reader with a framework they can apply to any technology, Tim Challies explains how and why our society has become reliant on digital technology, what it means for our lives, and how it impacts the Christian faith.
Author: Robert D. Pritchard
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Business & Economics
This volume is the first practical guide for developing productivity measurement systems. It describes the use of the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement System (ProMES), designed by its author and his colleagues.
Author: Eddy M. Rojas
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
Release Date: 2008-11-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Presents construction productivity concepts. This book includes topics such as measuring labor productivity, establishing a field benchmarking program, negotiating loss of labor efficiency, and recommended practices for productivity enhancement. It is suitable for electrical engineers and students.
Author: Robert D. Pritchard
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Business & Economics
This new book explains the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement system (ProMES) and how it meets the criteria for an optimal measurement and feedback system. It summarizes all the research that has been done on productivity, mentioning other measurement systems, and gives detailed information on how to implement this one in organizations. This book will be of interest to behavioral science researchers and professionals who wish to learn more about the practical methods of measuring and improving organizational productivity.
Author: Roger Gibson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-05-06
Disruption of a construction project is of key concern to the contractor as any delay to the project will involve the contractor in financial loss, unless those losses can be recovered from the employer. It is, however, acknowledged that disruption claims in construction are difficult to prove, usually the result of poor or inaccurate project records, but the cost of lost productivity or reduced efficiency to the contractor under these circumstances is very real. Practical Guide to Disruption and Productivity Loss on Construction & Engineering Projects is clearly written to explain the key causes of disruption and productivity loss. Disruption claims rest on proof of causation, so it discusses the project records that are necessary to demonstrate the causes of disruption, lost productivity and reduced efficiency in detail. Quantification of a disruption claim in terms of delay to activities and the associated costs are also fully discussed. With many worked examples throughout the text, this will be an essential book for anyone either preparing or assessing a disruption and loss of productivity claims, including architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers.
In Do More Better - Student Editon, you will learn: > Common obstacles to productivity > The great purpose behind productivity > 3 essential tools > The power of daily & weekly routines > How to balance, school, family, church, & the rest of life > & much more! It really is possible to live a calm, orderly life.
Chaos to Control helps you understand how to work more productively, focus on what matters and use technology to your advantage so you can get more done in less time with less stress. Chaos to Control: Is written by personal productivity coach Ciara Conlon, who blogs at www.ciaraconlon.comHelps you sharpen your ability to focus to help achieve your personal and professional goalsBrings together theories and practical advice from the most recent and well-regarded writers on optimism and positivity as key ingredients of productivity Gives tips on decreasing physical and mental clutterAdvises on how to use technology so that it is saving you time, not wasting your time, including how to use social networking sites effectivelyExplains why productive leaders are fundamental to organisational successHelps you to move from being overwhelmed to a calm state of controlOutlines personal habits that can enhance productivity, including exercise, meditation, learning to say no. About the author Ciara Conlon is a productivity coach, author and blogger. With the smart use of technology and the introduction of simple and productive habits, she has transformed her life from disorganised chaos to an efficient workable flow. Her blog (http://www.ciaraconlon.com) focuses on how to increase your personal productivity and simplify your life to achieve greater happiness and success.