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Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More

Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More

Jason W. Womack

ISBN: 978-1-118-23003-9

Jan 2012

272 pages

$16.99

Description

Imagine if your best just got better every single day

In Your Best Just Got Better, productivity expert Jason Womack teaches readers that working longer hours doesn't make up for a flawed approach to productivity and performance. Workers need to clarify their habits, build mindset-based strategies, and be proactive. Womack's signature ""workplace performance"" techniques offer specific strategies to consistently and incrementally improve performance.

Readers will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of workflow and the principles of human performance
  • Arm themselves with the tools and the processes to get more of their work done, on time, with fewer resources, and with less stress

Making your best better won't happen overnight, but learning how to effectively manage just a few critical success factors lead to an effective workday and an overall successful professional career.

Foreword Marshall Goldsmith xi

Prologue xiii

Introduction xv

Part 1 Work Smarter 1

1 Improvement and You: Identifying Your Role in Making Your Best Better 3

2 Improvement and Pacing: Building and Sustaining Habits That Lead to Productivity 29

3 Improvement and Time: Get the Most from 1 Percent of Your Day! 49

Part 2 Think Bigger 71

4 Improvement and Self-Efficacy: If You Think You Can, You Probably Can 73

5 Improvement and the Social Network: If You Want to Go Far, Fast, Go Together 91

6 Improvement and Tracking: What Is in the Way, What Is Along the Way? 109

7 Improvement and Purpose: Clarify and Promote Your Own ""So That . . ."" 129

Part 3 Make More 153

8 Improvement and Feedback: Knowing How to Ask for It and What to Do with It 155

9 Improvement and Focus: The Resource That Affects All Others 179

10 Improvement and Practice: Practice Doesn't Make Perfect, It Makes Comfortable 201

Conclusion 227

Acknowledgments 233

Index 235