Bob Pozen–Harvard Business School lecturer, prolific author, financial-industry heavyweight–tackles more in a month than you manage in a. Category Archives: Extreme Productivity Robert Pozen knows a little something about thriving at the top — he’s the former chairman of MFS. Robert Pozen has had to be efficient to work through the impressive list His latest book is “Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce.

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Sep 05, Heba Mohammed rated it liked it Shelves: A lot of the problems we have as a species and as a planet are due to the actions of people ppozen that.

The book will teach you how to prioritize important tasks, end procrastination and generally become more efficient.

Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours by Robert C. Pozen

Other than that, it was quite useful. As a boss of mine once told me: List each activity on the left and describe its purpose on the right. He is very practical and his productivity is so that he can accomplish more and do it effectively.

Over the years I’ve cobbled my own system by setting my goals and priorities ala Covey’s First Things First, and a bit of the Pomodoro method thrown in, with a smaller focused “three things that have to be done today” todo list. Outline before you write.

Apr 05, Julian Nicole rated it it was ok. Clothed and fed, the next step is email, for which Pozen has a pair of rules: Prioritize your goals, develop key skills writing, speakingmid flight check.


Instead, look every hour or two, and when you do look, look only at subject matter and sender,” he said. Pozen manages to succinctly communicate his own success strategies, but he seems smugly grandfatherly.

How to achieve extreme productivity

My goal is to get down as many ideas as possible, not to put them into any particular order. Summary of Chapter 2 1. I exgreme this book! This way you ensure your day is aligned with your goals instead of spent in meetings. Get a grasp of the structure. Beat jet-lag by exercising when you get to your destination. Pozen taught a full course load at Harvard Business School while serving as the full-time chairman of a global financial-services firm.

Bob Pozen, Master Of Extreme Productivity, Shares His 3 Most Effective

Loved the simplified takeaways at the end of every chapter. I couldn’t really get through it. This book wasn’t really my cup of tea. And for someone that you might expect to be a bit old-school, I like that Pozen has embraced the flexible workplace. In Extreme ProductivityPozen reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. But to branch out into new industrial activities, a city, region or country must first have a pool of people with the right mix In some ways, Pozen even has some of the same ideas as Ferris That’s an inefficient way to handle research projects,” he said.

The first part of the book contains three chapters that focus on three big ideas: The trick, then, is seeing what skills will be needed in your organization and your industry and developing them in yourself, Pozen says. Summary of Chapter 5 1. This could have freed a lot of time for me as I could have left after hours each day, easily though I didn’t because the job was just so darn interesting I also don’t have the luxury of focusing completely on one to two things at the expense of everything else I have in my life like my child.


Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

To calibrate daily activities to yearly goals, Pozen recommends a two-sided schedule. Yet these figures, when available, Because the conclusion tells you where the writer is going to end up. It’s like reading a very long blog post about working less for more results For me, the book offered nothing new. Then skip directly to the conclusion. If it’s something menial that can’t just be dealt with quickly, you may need to be a little more strategic, but don’t procrastinate, Pozen says: Offering antidotes to a calendar full of boring meetings and a backlog of e-mails, Extreme Productivity explains how to determine your highest priorities and match them with how you actually spend your time.

Trivia About Extreme Productiv I love that idea and work hard to follow the rule.

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