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Organized for Success" tells how CEOs run their day. The author, who has focused her career an helping people get organized, took a practical approach of studying CEOs and executives to see how they actually worked.

Organized for Success" tells how CEOs run their day. She marveled at encountering a different way of working than she expected. She points out that CEOs practiced these methods before they were CEOs. This book is a different from any other book on time and task management I've encountered. The focus isn't just on how to do things differently, but also on perspective and attitudinal changes.

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Organizing pioneer Stephanie Winston has been a bestselling author and highly respected consultant in the field of professional organization for over 25 years. Two of her books, The Organized Executive and Getting Organized, are classics that have been updated and revised continuously over the years. Winston has been interviewed by many national magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal

Even more, she helps us allnot just those who aspire to the senior executive ranksto adopt an organized and disciplined mind-set in every aspect of our professional lives.

Organized for Success : Top Executives and CEOs Reveal the Organizing Principles That Helped Them Reach the Top. by Stephanie Wilson and Stephanie Winston. Two of her books, The Organized Executive and Getting Organized, are classics that have been updated an. ore about Stephanie Winston.

Written by. Stephanie Winston. Manufacturer: Crown Business Release date: 17 August 2004 ISBN-10 : 1400047595 ISBN-13: 9781400047598.

The subtitle is the key to Winston's approach

The subtitle is the key to Winston's approach. She spent several months snooping into how big kahunas manage to stay so serene-and keep their desks so tidy-while bombarded with ceaseless demands on their time and attention.

In this groundbreaking guide, Stephanie Winston explains how she discovered, after more than two decades as a leading organization expert and bestselling author, that senior executives and CEOs seem to possess unique conceptual skills in the areas of time management and organization that enable them to dramatically increase their productivity. Intrigued by this revelation, Winston set out to interview dozens of senior executives in an attempt to better understand the work habits and mental discipline of the supersuccessful, and to quantify their skills and translate them into techniques that will enable managers and ambitious workers at all levels of an organization to develop their own productivity and time management style. The result is a concise, practical, inspiring, and information-filled book that will help any reader get organized for success. Among the strategies that Winston uncovered are two that may surprise—and give heart to—many readers. First: top executives deal very differently with the day-to-day interruptions that cause most of us to lose focus and get sidelined. They view them not as a menacing obstruction to workflow but instead as a means to connect with fellow workers and enable more work to be done. Second: supersuccessful businesspeople do not multitask; they focus their complete attention on each task at hand until it is done, and then move on to the next thing. And they employ powerful delegation strategies to enhance their own productivity and that of their team. Among the many other lessons Winston brings to the reader are insights on how to:• conquer e-mail and paperwork gridlock• run and participate in meetings more effectively • develop your own best productivity and time management style• create techniques to find valuable private time in the middle of a hectic day• use follow-up strategies that ensure you respond to others consistently and complete all necessary tasks Throughout Organized for Success, Winston shares practical tips and tested techniques geared to helping workers and managers at every level to adopt the strategies that highly successful executives have employed on their way up the corporate ladder. Even more, she helps us all—not just those who aspire to the senior executive ranks—to adopt an organized and disciplined mind-set in every aspect of our professional lives.

Comments: (7)

Vizil
Overall, a disappointing book with very little original material and with really only 2 well supported principles: (1) Get an assistant to do most of your organizing and (2) How you organize depends on your own personal style. The author's material on how to use an assistant to implement organization principles may be of value to those who actually have one, but very little of it is applicable to those who don't. And the book jumps all over the place in recommending tips and tricks, so I did not find any convergence to very many "principles." I agree, organization can be very personal, but the author seems to try to capture so many individual techniques, that to say there are organizing principles here is very much a stretch.

If you really are serious about some good solid principles with beginning to end techniques to organization, I would recommend David Allen's book Getting Things Done. If you simply want a cursory overview of many existing organizing tips and tricks, than half this book may be of value. And if you do indeed have an assistant and want to utilize him/her better, then the other half is for you. Otherwise, little or nothing new here to read.
Rrd
All that Kevin V. Sr.'s review states is accurate and true to word. This book offers little originality. I read it in a single day and you will find it repetitive chapter over chapter. Don't be fooled by the handsome list of CEO's who participated in the making of the book (list found near index). Check-out the dense bibliography, it speaks volumes, as most information in the book is taken from other writings. Very disappointing. If you enjoy fluff, are retired and have time to waste, you may be amused by this book!
Saberdragon
I am not even sure how I came to need this book so maybe I need an assistant...more of the same, hire some help and everyone has their own way of doing things so discover yours...thanks, I could have figured that out on my own. What is with all the self help books? I think the only people being helped are those that write and publish self help books. Are we really in this bad of shape as a society???
Yalone
Seller is accurate with condition of book, will purchase again!
Roram
"Organized for Success" tells how CEOs run their day. The author, who has focused her career an helping people get organized, took a practical approach of studying CEOs and executives to see how they actually worked. She marveled at encountering a different way of working than she expected. She points out that CEOs practiced these methods before they were CEOs.

This book is a different from any other book on time and task management I've encountered. The focus isn't just on how to do things differently, but also on perspective and attitudinal changes. The wrap-up comments on "managing influence" are ground-breaking approaches that can change a person's whole way of working. The 3 hallmarks of CEO time management are nowhere else that I've seen presented so clearly: 1) spotlight focus; 2) ruthless responsiveness; and 3) delegate 90 percent of everything that crosses your desk (remembering that delegation includes consistent follow-up).

This is a book for leaders and potential leaders. To give an idea of the different mindset of leaders, one of them when quizzed about tasks he did, repeated replied "I don't do tasks". How many can truthfully say THAT? Not many, I presume. Some time back I went from managing a team of 6 to leading an organization of 100. This book would have made a dramatic difference in how I ran my day and interacted with others after that shift. Looking back, thse concepts would have made a difference in all the staff positions I've held within large organizations, but would have had less impact when I worked as an independent consultant.

The first portion of the book covers the traditional aspects of an administrative job, but from the CEOs perspective: paperwork, e-mail, to-do lists, calendar, journal, technology, and phones. The next portion covers specific topics: structuring the day; productivity tips; focused-tasking; priorities; meetings; and interruptions (which are good). The final wrap-up on "managing influence" would likely lead to a promotion if diligently applied.

If you're a contented follower and task-oriented person, find another book. Really. But if you aspire to leadership you'll benefit greatly from "Organized for Success".
Stan
You'll find no groundbreaking material in this book, though the initial premise is promising. On the positive side, the author provides a plentitude of real-world examples, by various named CEO's, of how they organize their tasks, their schedules, and their think-tank time. On the other hand, and perhaps this is inevitable in a study of this nature, a significant portion of the suggestions are what any ordinary study on time management would cite. The jacket cover refers to this book as a "groundbreaking guide," but, alas, the groundbreaking has not yielded a sufficient number of nuggets for this reader to consider the expedition time well spent.

The book is well organized, implying that the reader might pick this up as a library book and skim for suggestions relevant to the reader's particular need. Unfortunately, I highly doubt that any reader would return to this book for a refresher on what are mostly well known and often suggested techniques.
Organized for Success : Top Executives and CEOs Reveal the Organizing Principles That Helped Them Reach the Top download epub
Business Culture
Author: Stephanie Winston
ISBN: 1400047595
Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Business Culture
Language: English
Publisher: Crown Business (August 17, 2004)
Pages: 256 pages