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Conquering Chaos at Work: Strategies for Managing Disorganization and the People Who Cause It by [Harriet Schechter]

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Conquering Chaos at Work: Strategies for Managing Disorganization and the People Who Cause It Original ed. Edition, Kindle Edition

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Ken Blanchard coauthor of The One Minute Manager ...offers real life solutions that will help you keep up with the pace of today's fast moving world of business, without going crazy in the process.

Lillian Vernon founder and CEO of Lillian Vernon Catalogs This is a must read for busy people on the fast track.

Dr. James B. Maas author of
New York Times bestseller Powersleep Disorganization causes daytime stress and nocturnal insomnia. Conquering Chaos at Work is a step-by-step, easy-to-follow program that will certainly give you more productive days and restful nights.

Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D. president and CEO of Peak Learning, Inc., and author of
Adversity Quotient This book fundamentally redefines the nature of work and productivity for the 21st century. At a time when people are facing unprecedented adversity, Conquering Chaos at Work gives us a vocabulary, mind-set, and method for climbing each and every day. Put all the old time-management manuals to rest. This book redefines the genre. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Are you a Mess Maven suffering from Paperosis Misplacea? Do you work with a Deadline Deadbeat or have Phone-o-phobic clients? Have you ever felt overwhelmed or overloaded?

For anyone struggling with too many projects, too little time, and too much paper, organizing guru Harriet Schechter -- aka The Miracle Worker -- offers innovative methods for conquering the five types of workplace chaos: Time, Memory, Communication, Information, and Projects. And she shows you how to handle the real Chaos Creators:
-- Bosses who expect you to cover for them
-- Coworkers who leave messes for you to clean up
-- Assistants who are even more overwhelmed than you are
-- Clients who won't return your phone calls

No matter who or what is creating the chaos that drives you crazy, Conquering Chaos at Work has the practical, easy-to-adopt solutions you need to overcome disorganization now . . . and forever.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FBJHCG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Touchstone; Original ed. edition (15 February 2000)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4917 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
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Born in New York City and raised in San Diego, California, Harriet perfected her time management skills at San Diego State University where she received her BA in Comparative Literature at the age of 19. After graduation she worked as a proofreader before becoming a writer and editor. She held positions ranging from managing editor at an award-winning community newspaper to editorial assistant at The Journal of Immunology, an internationally acclaimed biomedical journal.

In 1986, Harriet decided to make the leap from editing words to editing time, space, and clutter: she founded The Miracle Worker Organizing Service in San Diego. As one of the pioneers of the field of professional organizing she developed a reputation as a top organizing expert. She became a popular speaker and workshop instructor, developing courses on organizing and time management for adult education providers such as San Diego State University College of Extended Studies and The Learning Annex.

Organizing, consulting, and speaking led her back around to writing: in 1995, her first book was published in hardcover by Dutton. Provocatively titled More Time For Sex: The Organizing Guide for Busy Couples, the book was subsequently published in a Plume/Penguin paperback edition and several foreign editions.

In 2000, her second book was published by Simon & Schuster: Conquering Chaos at Work. This was quickly followed in 2001 by her third book, Let Go of Clutter, published by McGraw-Hill and available in German and Japanese editions.

Harriet is happy to answer questions about organizing and storage solutions through her blog, Her websites are and .

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