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by Michael LeBoeuf

Download Working Smart: How to Accomplish More in Half the Time epub
ISBN: 0446353566
ISBN13: 978-0446353564
Category: Business
Subcategory: Business Culture
Author: Michael LeBoeuf
Language: English
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 18, 1980)
ePUB size: 1299 kb
FB2 size: 1958 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 260
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One would think you would know these practical, seemingly common-sense approaches to time management. But alas, as a professional who prides myself on organization and practicality, I realized upon reading this book I have a long way to go! I have already started implementing a few directives and am seeing a difference in my day-to-day routine and work-life balance. Great tips and direction- anyone can do this, all you have to do is read and let the knowledge sink in.
It might be an old publication and doesn't have up-to-date terminology or ideas but with or without new technology, humans still have a lot to do to work smarter.
At a rather strange time in my life in 1985, I only owned two books, one which I bought using my own money (Robert Allen's early 1980's edition of "Nothing Down"), the other this book. This is a better book, although Allen's isn't bad either, especially for its time.

Although written in 1979 when Leboeuf was still a young whippersnapper in Louisiana, this book is still an excellent, common sensical work that is easy to understand and follow. Everyone from Tony Robbins to Covey and others have also put their own spin on much of what is covered here; it's not rocket science. But Leboeuf's folksy, down to earth, and warm prose is disarming and supportive. This is probably because unlike a lot of other "professional" self-help gurus, LeBeouf was actually a teacher and spends more time actually doing this stuff than writing books and selling DVD's about it.

I wrote down short term, medium term, and long term goals for myself back when I was 18 using this book. Twenty years later, I have accomplished most of them. And I owe it to this book, which got me off to a good start.
This book is more then a time efficiency book but a how to book on managing all aspects of the office from scheduling and pructing meetings to effective communications. This is good starting and improving your SOHO (small office / home office) operations. It starts off each chapter discussing popular beliefs. I loved the chapter on "work tapes". People have different beliefs about work from being "good for you" to "the harder you work the more successful you are". The truth regarding discipline. The difference between being efficient and effective. Doing the right job (efficacy); doing the job right
(effective). Handing disruptions; papers; goal planning; the right way to use a TO DO list. The only problem is the material is dated to 1979. (Before email, teleconferencing and Intenet) My copy had a printing error on page 267 the publisher missed printed the pages and started over with page 33. Missed "efficient Communications") This continued for about 40 pages before picking up with last chapter of the book. Even though dated and with this defect I enjoyed the book. It's an easy read and I highly recommended it.
This book by Michael Le Boeuf has been very valuable to me in my career and life. I first read it when I was in my early twenties and I have been applying the principles to my life ever since.

The bottom line is that this book is filled with ideas and techniques to make you more effective. It also talks about attitudes that lead to success and uses powerful analogies and stories to drive home important points.

This book is well-organized and it gets to the point quickly. If you are busy person who needs good advise and would like to use your time more effectively, look no further.