Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The Secret to PEAK Productivity: A Simple Guide to Reaching Your Personal Best

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The Secret to PEAK Productivity: A Simple Guide to Reaching Your Personal Best

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The Secret to PEAK Productivity: A Simple Guide to Reaching Your Personal Best, by Tamara Myles. 2014. New York, NY: AMACOM. 206 Pages. Paper. $16.00

The Secret to PEAK Productivity is to help people achieve their personal best by developing a specific action plan. People who want to achieve more and increase their time-management and organizational skills will benefit from this book. This book aims to help you streamline and organize your life both personally and professionally.

Through real life examples, the author's own experiences, and real-life case histories, the five levels of Maslow's "Peak Productivity Pyramid" are thoroughly explained. The author takes you onajourney exploring Maslow's theories, and the reader is offered the "Peak Productivity Pyramid Assessment." Once the reader takes the assessment, and the scores are revealed, the reader will gain insight into their own personal productivity and organizing styles. The assessment uncovers what is working well and what needs improvement.

This book covers physical and electronic organization, time management skills, activity and goal alignment and a takes a look into the future of possibilities. Each level is written in an easy-to-understand format, but also covers each level in depth using tools and real-life examples. Before and after photos show and detail the level of organization reached, easily, effectively and in incremental steps that do not overwhelm the reader. There are plans, calendars, productivity pointers and life-changing skills. The suggestions covered in this book are helpful for professionals in organizing and streamlining their paper-tigers, electronic data and the overall appearance of their office. …

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