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Get Organized! by Frank Buck, EdD – Author Interview – Productivity Book Group

I am delighted that I got to sit down today with Dr. Frank Buck, author of Get Organized! Time Management for School Leaders [ http://amzn.to/2kfhJap ], a veteran school administrator, public speaker, productivity coach, and author. He has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and internationally to help busy professionals achieve total control over their time and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks. He has been an active blogger for over a decade. Frank was named to “Global Gurus Top 30” in the area of time management for 2017 and 2018.

Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series is an opportunity to learn about new and interesting productivity books and authors. I’ll be interviewing some of the authors that we have read or will be reading here on Productivity Book Group as well as other authors. These shorter podcast interviews will be injected between our normal discussion-format episodes that are published here on Productivity Book Group.

Enjoy the interview!

The Amazon book description states:

In today’s world, we’re often overwhelmed by our digital devices, stacks of paper, and constant interruptions. Get Organized! outlines a complete organizational system for the busy school leader. Providing you with simple tools and techniques to bring order and control to your personal and professional life, this book will increase your productivity and decrease your stress. With Get Organized! you can spend your time on what matters most―your school and your students.

Special Features:

  • Includes easy to implement ideas, at little or no cost―you can start right away!

  • Each chapter contains practical tips and tools, listing exactly what to do in order to implement the strategy.

  • This entirely updated edition provides digital strategies and tips for thriving in the Information Age.

Our next reading selections are:

Show Notes:

(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)


Please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and find out the details and the schedule for upcoming book discussion calls; check out the schedule on the “Upcoming Books” page.

Please feel free to visit iTunes, Stitcher or whichever podcast directory or app you prefer to access Productivity Book Group…and feel free to review us there! This helps expand our readership and bring new discussion callers into the fold. Thank you.

Finally, all podcast episodes are archived at ProductivityBookGroup.org under “Episodes” so if you missed a call and want to review it, feel free to head over and give them a listen.


Note: All registered service marks, trademarks and other copyrighted materials mentioned on the podcast are that of their respective owners. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by those copyright owners.

The Coaching Habit - Michael Bungay Stanier

The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier – Author Interview – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series is an opportunity to learn about new and interesting productivity books and authors. I’ll be interviewing some of the authors that we have read or will be reading here on Productivity Book Group as well as other authors. These shorter podcast interviews will be injected between our normal discussion-format episodes that are published here on Productivity Book Group.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever [ http://amzn.to/2BFkaY0 ] in 2016 when this book came out.

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and a Rhodes Scholar, and podcast host of Great Work Podcast.

Box of Crayons is a company that helps organizations around the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. They specialize in giving busy managers the tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less. They have particular expertise with organizations in the financial, professional service, pharmaceutical and consumer goods market sectors, and particular success with organizations with engaged but overwhelmed employees. Their programs are delivered by a global cadre of program leaders.

(mostly quoted (or appended to) from Box of Crayons’s website)

Enjoy the interview!

The Amazon book description states:

In Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact.

Our next reading selections are:

March 31, 2018 Six Thinking Hats Edward de Bono
June 30, 2018 Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days Jake Knapp, et al.
September 29, 2018 Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Daniel Goleman, PhD
December 29, 2018 The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness Stephan Aarstol

For full details, see Upcoming Books.

Show Notes:

(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)

Michael’s books

Other resources referenced

Find Michael on Twitter and Michael on LinkedIn.


Please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and find out the details and the schedule for upcoming book discussion calls; check out the schedule on the “Upcoming Books” page.

Please feel free to visit iTunes, Stitcher or whichever podcast directory or app you prefer to access Productivity Book Group…and feel free to review us there! This helps expand our readership and bring new discussion callers into the fold. Thank you.

Finally, all podcast episodes are archived at ProductivityBookGroup.org under “Episodes” so if you missed a call and want to review it, feel free to head over and give them a listen.


Note: All registered service marks, trademarks and other copyrighted materials mentioned on the podcast are that of their respective owners. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by those copyright owners.

Perfect Time-Based Productivity - Francis Wade - Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series

Perfect Time-Based Productivity by Francis Wade – Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series

Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series is an opportunity to learn about new and interesting productivity books and authors. I’ll be interviewing some of the authors that we have read or will be reading here on Productivity Book Group as well as other authors. These shorter podcast interviews will be injected between our normal discussion-format episodes that are published here on Productivity Book Group.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Francis Wade, author of Perfect Time-Based Productivity [ http://amzn.to/1R77toe ]. Francis Wade, author of two productivity books, Perfect Time-Based Productivity and Bill’s IM-Perfect Time Management Adventure, alumnus of AT&T Bell Labs, 20+ year entrepreneur, newspaper columnist, recovering triathlete, avid reader and lover of all things personal improvement.

Enjoy the interview!

The Amazon book description states:

More demands on your time – that’s just a fact of modern life. You may be doing the job of more than one person and facing an onslaught of information, only to realize that ubiquitous, 24-7 technology has only made things worse. How do you stay ahead of the expectation that you should be able to meet all your obligations, old and new? In the face of these increasing pressures, what do you need to do to maintain your peace of mind? This book is primarily written for productive professionals who have already found a way to achieve positive results.

While the book has lots of specific, practical suggestions for new behaviors, at its heart is a four step approach that preserves and builds on the advances that you, as a professional, have already made in your career:

Step 1> Evaluate your current skills against best-in-class standards, discovering strengths and improvement opportunities.

Step 2> Set realistic targets for new behaviors that meet your unique, evolving needs.

Step 3> Create a personalized plan from these new targets that allow you enough time to succeed, by taking small steps.

Step 4> Craft your own habit change support environment.

By the end of the book you will have completed these steps many times, giving you an easy way to improve any skill that’s important to your peace of mind.

Our next reading selections are:

Our next Productivity Book Group reading discussion will be on Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin. That live discussion call will take place on March 26, 2016. Full details are available at productivitybookgroup.org by clicking on “Upcoming Books.”

Better Than Before - Productivity Book Group

Show Notes:

(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)


Please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and find out the details and the schedule for upcoming book discussion calls; check out the schedule on the “Upcoming Books” page.

Please feel free to visit iTunes, Stitcher or whichever podcast directory or app you prefer to access Productivity Book Group…and feel free to review us there! This helps expand our readership and bring new discussion callers into the fold. Thank you.

Finally, all podcast episodes are archived at ProductivityBookGroup.org under “Episodes” so if you missed a call and want to review it, feel free to head over and give them a listen.


Note: All registered service marks, trademarks and other copyrighted materials mentioned on the podcast are that of their respective owners. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by those copyright owners.

The Prolific book series by Nametag Scott Ginsberg

Prolific: The Art & Science of Creating, Collecting and Communicating Your Ideas by Nametag Scott Ginsberg – Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series

Nametag Scott Ginsberg
Courtesy: HelloMyNameIsScott.com

I recently had the pleasure of having on the show with me, “Nametag Scott” Ginsberg, author, speaker, strategist, filmmaker, publisher, songwriter, and world record holder of wearing nametags. We discussed his Prolific book trilogy on this episode:

Enjoy the interview!

Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series brings discussion participants, readers, and listeners of the podcast into contact with new and interesting productivity books and authors. I’ll be interviewing authors that we have read or will be reading here on Productivity Book Group, as well as other authors I find worth sharing with you all. These podcast interviews are injected between our normal discussion-format episodes that are published here on Productivity Book Group.

The Amazon book descriptions:

Prolific

How do you stay inspired when your job is to inspire others? When your work demands a consistent volume of idea creation, originality of voice is difficult to sustain over time. But what if you could create a unique inspiration pool that nobody else could replicate? What if you could build a system of rituals, practices and environments so new ideas flow as a natural consequence of your life? What if you could leverage identity and technology to establish a unique creative voice and a robust body of work? You would be become prolific. That’s the adjective people have always used to describe me. Prolific. Imagine The Artist’s Way meets Getting Things Done meets Behind the Music. That’s the best way to describe the book you’re about to read. And my goal is that this informative, engaging and inspiring program changes the way you think about the way you think. It’s more than just a collection of exercises; it’s a rubric for operable behaviors at all stages and levels of the creative process. Here’s what will you learn in this program: How to eliminate creative blocks for life with daily routines, rituals, postures and disciplines. How to create rigor around your intellectual property and knowledge management with and infrastructure and machinery to help kick things out. How to build a personalized content management system for capturing, cataloguing and communicating your thoughts and feelings. How to more fully flesh out your thoughts and messages for maximum impact. How to strategically publish and position your body of work as a crafter of compelling content. How to rewrite your creative vocabulary with a new lexicon of working. It’s the art and science of collecting, creating and communicating your ideas. Let’s get prolific.

When in Doubt, Create

All creativity begins with the moment of conception. That little piece of kindling that gets the fire going. That initial source of inspiration that takes on a life of its own. That single note from which the entire symphony grows. That single spark of life that signals an idea’s movement value, almost screaming to us, something wants to be built here. This book is a series of creativity case studies,, deconstructing my favorite moments of conception from popular movies. Each chapter contains a scene from a different film, along with a series of lessons we can learn from the characters.Go be prolific!

When in Doubt, Commit

All creativity begins with the moment of conception. That little piece of kindling that gets the fire going. That initial source of inspiration that takes on a life of its own. That single note from which the entire symphony grows. That single spark of life that signals an idea’s movement value, almost screaming to us, something wants to be built here. This book is a series of creativity case studies, deconstructing my favorite moments of conception from popular movies. Each chapter contains a scene from a different film, along with a series of lessons we can learn from the characters. Go be prolific!

Our next reading selections are:

Our next Productivity Book Group reading discussion will be on The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated), by Tim Ferriss. That live discussion call will take place on February 27, 2016. Full details are available at productivitybookgroup.org by clicking on “Upcoming Books.”

After that, we are reading then discussing Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin on March 26, 2016.

If you haven’t heard prior episodes, we have the Financial Productivity Challenge currently running so if you’re interested in getting financially fit this year, please head over to Productivity Book Group’s website and click on the Financial Productivity Challenge link for full details.

The 4-Hour Workweek - Productivity Book Group Better Than Before - Productivity Book Group

Show Notes:

(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)


Please feel free to visit iTunes, Stitcher or whichever podcast directory or app you prefer to access Productivity Book Group…and feel free to review us there! This helps expand our readership and bring new discussion callers into the fold. Thank you.

Finally, all podcast episodes are archived at ProductivityBookGroup.org under “Episodes” so if you missed a call and/or interview and want to review it, feel free to head over and give them a listen.


Note: All registered service marks, trademarks and other copyrighted materials mentioned on the podcast are that of their respective owners. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by those copyright owners.