by Jane K. Cleland
Putting First What Matters Most
New American Library, February, 2001.
Paperback, 291 pages.
In today's hectic world, it's no wonder that so many people feel stressed and overworked. Putting First What Matters Most is designed to help you get control of your life, and help you achieve your life goals. After completing a short quiz to determine which of four personality types (producer, optimist, data-collector or accommodator) describes you best, you then read the instructions which are tailored to your profile. The shows you how to prioritize tasks and errands; handle exhaustion; turn crisis into solved problems; work smarter, not harder; find resources to help out and learn how to focus on what is important at home or work. The book also has sections which help you learn to understand others better. The author also focuses on communication skills and setting goals.
Author Jane K. Cleland, a featured speaker at seminars, workshops and industry conferences, believes that once you know your personality type you can use it to your advantage. In an uplifting way, Cleland teaches you how to determine your strengths and weaknesses, and how to benefit from this new knowledge and use it to improve your life at home and work. Cleland also provides outlines, quizzes, assignments, exercises and case studies to help readers. This is a great book for those who feel overly stressed, and it would also make a lovely gift for any friend who may be overworked and underappreciated.
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This review was published in the June, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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