Getting Results For Dummies Paperback – 1 Dec 1999
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From the Back Cover
"McCormack is the most results–driven person I know. Everyone can learn from this book." Arnold Palmer
Get organized, stay focused, and get things done!
Get more done at home and at work!
Bestselling author and entrepreneur Mark McCormack shows you how to get results Are you pulled in so many different directions by so many different people that your days seem out of control? This savvy guide shows you how to get a grip. With Mark McCormack at your side, you′ll get organized, stay focused, gain confidence, and achieve more than you ever thought possible.
Discover how to: Set priorities and stay focused Master low–tech organizational tools Get a grip on e–mail and high–tech toys Cut through clutter and say "no" nicely Maximize your most precious resource time
The dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear–out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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About the Author
Mark H. McCormack is the founder and chairman of the world′s largest sports marketing organization, International Management Group, which represents many well–known athletes and events.
Top Customer Reviews
Part of the book's appeal lies in the fact that McCormack does not contend that everyone should use the same organizational system that he uses. Instead, he suggests that readers choose a system that best suits their personality. McCormack does list a number of attributes that all effective systems have in common.
After implementing the many lessons in this book, readers will be able to get more results out of their time and effort. The fact that in today's environment nothing is more important than speed makes Getting Results for Dummies a highly relevant and valuable book.
It does not focus on using technology which is great, so it's technology independent, but focuses on getting the right mindset, approach and tools in place to achieve, and very much on what and how to avoid the distractions and issues that will stop you achieving.
It's a well laid out book in the traditional dummies style, so it's an easy read with lots of useful information, now you just have to put it into practice!!.
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He writes for a different audience than I, one that has In and Out boxes on their desk (I've never seen In or Out boxes on anyone's desk, ever), that needs an introduction to the net and that makes phone calls all day (executives on the East coast maybe).
None the less, if you can handle being beated up by the author, he does have some good suggestions. He suggests planning not only what to do, but when to do it, which is probably the biggest win I'll get from the book. Every day I know my list is too long, but I start at the top & work down. I think that if I figure out when things will happen (even if the time spans are only guesses, since I don't know how long many things will take) it will help me to understand better what I can really accomplish & what I can't and thus, to focus my energy on what I can do.
So I'd say that if you want to make things happen, it's worth reading for the hints that work for you.
The tone of the author is unfortunate. I have never read a book where I was so put off by the author. You know how Tom Cruise portrays Jerry McGuire at the beginning of the movie "Jerry McGuire"? That's what the author sounds like. Business is life, money is the bottom line, winning is everything.
The author, Mark McCormack, was the founder of the sports management company on which "Jerry McGuire" was based, so maybe that's where the similarity comes in. Whatever the connection, the tone of the book is that of an obnoxious braggart.
On more than one occasion, Mr. McCormack excuses bad behavior in favor of the results they achieve. The ends always justify the means.
With that said, there are some useful tips if you have already brushed up on time management and organization. If you have not, this should not be your first purchase. I would suggest: "Getting Things Done" by David Allen, "The Organized Executive" by Stephanie Winston, and/or "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey.
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