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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 39 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 9 April 2013
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B00C9T736Y
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Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours Audiobook – Unabridged
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About the author: Robert C. Pozen, in addition to being a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, is the author of six books and a number of articles. Previously, he served as the chairman and vice chairman of various large financial companies and worked on the Bush administration’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security.
Prioritize your tasks and invest your time accordingly. Split up tasks into aims, objectives and targets
Career aims take five years or more.
Objectives take between three and 24 months.
Targets are anything that will take three months or less
First focus on the things that both you and your boss want to achieve; once that’s done, you can address the tasks that concern only you.
Quickly handle low-priority tasks by keeping your perfectionism at bay. fight the temptation to be perfect when it comes to your low-priority tasks.
The product you deliver matters more than the time you spend on it. Results are what count. The number of hours spent on any given project is irrelevant.
Unfortunately, lots of managers still put more emphasis on hours worked than on results produced.They tend, often subconsciously, to value workers who put in overtime and weekend hours. As a result, many managers claim to favor results but in practice prefer employees who work long hours.