Robert C. Pozen, one of the business world’s most successful—and productive— executives, Extreme Productivity is an essential handbook for every business. Required reading for professionals—and aspiring professionals—of all levels.”— Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a. Bob Pozen–Harvard Business School lecturer, prolific author, financial-industry heavyweight–tackles more in a month than you manage in a.
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Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Extreme Productivity by Robert C. Procuctivity road-tested formula for improving your performance, from one of the business world’s most successful—and productive—executives. Pozen taught a full course load at Harvard Business School while serving as the full-time chairman of a global financial-services firm.
He’s written six books and hundreds of articles, raised a family with his wife of more than four dec A road-tested formula for improving your performance, from one of the business world’s most successful—and productive—executives. He’s written six books and hundreds of articles, raised a family with his wife of more than four decades, and served on many boards of local charities and public companies.
Pozen is a prince of productivity, a man who has worked smarter and faster than almost everyone around him for more than forty years.
In Extreme RovertPozen reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance.
How to achieve extreme productivity
His book rogert for anyone feeling overwhelmed by an existing workload—facing myriad competing demands and multiple time-sensitive projects. Offering antidotes to a calendar productifity of boring meetings and a backlog of e-mails, Extreme Productivity explains how to determine your highest priorities and match them with how you actually spend your time.
Pozen shows that in order to be truly productive, professionals must make a critical shift in their mind-set: He helps people at all stages of their careers read, write, and make presentations quicker and more effectively. He provides professionals with practical tips on how to efficiently use their time in the office—while leading full and productive personal lives as well. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Extreme Productivityplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. Oct 02, Juliana rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have read the book 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris a number of times because it has some good tips in it about being effectively productive. But it is also not a very practical book–for instance, I’m not planning on quitting my job anytime soon to take up Argentinean dance nor do I want to completely outsource my life. I also don’t have the luxury of focusing completely on one to two things at the expense of everything else I have in my life like my child.
I’ve read productivvity number of his other I have read the book 4 Hour Extrmee Week by Timothy Ferris a number of times because it has some good tips in it about being effectively productive.
I’ve read a number of his other books, I’m still a fan, but I regard him as bit of a flim-flam man or a snake oil salesman. His own attention span is short and his work and writing is somewhat sloppy, so I continue to dip into his works looking for little nuggets that help. Any time I’ve tried his system I end up with a todo list that is a mile long and so overwhelming as to not be effective at all.
Over the years I’ve cobbled my own system by setting my goals and priorities ala Covey’s First Things First, and a bit of the Pomodoro method thrown in, with a smaller focused “three things that have to be done today” todo list. Now comes Robertt C. Pozen’s book, Extreme Productivity: As someone who has read every productivity book out there, this one is a winner.
In some ways, Pozen even has some of the same ideas as Ferris He is very practical and his productivity is so that he can accomplish more and do extrene effectively. He also doesn’t have you create endless todo lists.
I like his focus on figuring out what you do best, do it, and delegating the rest. I like this book very much–he spends the requisite amount of time on setting goals and priorities, but then the rest of the book has specifics I also liked that Pozen addresses the homefront as well as career finding yourself a stay-at-home spouse or a quality support system.
And for someone that you might expect to pozwn a bit old-school, I like that Pozen has embraced the flexible workplace.
Mar 24, Daniel Dawson rated it it was amazing. Summary of Chapter 1 1. This is worth reading. Summary of Chapter 2 1. Let your followers set their own hours. Summary of Chapter 3 1. Only handle it once.
Check email on a set schedule. As a leader, eliminate bure Great book. As a leader, eliminate bureaucratic roadblocks that hinder your people. Summary of Chapter 4 1.
How to achieve extreme productivity
Make daily calendars at the beginning of each week for each day. Use split calendar see pg. Take a 30 minute nap each afternoon. Exercise is rated as the 2nd most happiness inducing activity- right behind sex. Summary of Chapter 5 1. Keep a checklist of things to robett on trips.
Beat jet-lag by exercising when you get to your destination. Buy a small gift for your family when gone, and call them every single day. Summary of Chapter 6 1.
Avoid meetings when possible. Summary of Chapter 7 1. Decide what your purpose in reading is.
Get a grasp of the structure. Read the intro and conclusion. Skim the tops of paragraphs. Write a summary of what you want to remember. Summary of Chapter 8 1. Outline before pozej write.
Brainstorm, Categorize, then organize. Summary of Chapter 9 1. Do not write your speech word for word.
Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours by Robert C. Pozen
Start out with a joke. Turn them the audience from passive to active listeners by wandering around the audience and asking questions. Summary of Chapter 10 1. Get everyone to own their own space. This a good chapter to read when beginning a new leadership role.
Best New Mistake Summary of Chapter 11 1. Keep a list of accomplishments that you can send your boss at the end of the quarter. Summary of Chapter 12 1. Get education start with hard skills 2.
Learn about other cultures. Summary of Chapter 13 1. Write down three or four ethical principles that will always guide you. Remember that it takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to lose it. Think about the New York Times Test. Summary of Chapter 14 1.
Oct 28, Scott Miles rated it really liked it Shelves: I wish I had read this book before I read this book, because I would know that skipping a few of the less worthwhile chapters would have been more productive.
Other than that, it was quite useful. Jan 24, Dawn rated profuctivity liked it Shelves: Didn’t learn a single new thing and nothing that would help me boost my productivity output!
The 3 main points: All workers should take a 30 minute nap following lunch; the author, Robert C A little disappointing. All workers should take a 30 minute nap following lunch; the author, Robert C. Pozen, apparently does this every day in his office.
Hmmm, I guess I need extrrme get an office before I start taking naps in it! I love that idea and work hard to follow the rule.