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    • ISBN:9781472119070
    • Publication date:07 May 2015

How a Little Planning Beats a Lot of Firefighting

Use simple planning skills to transform your productivity

By Fergus O’Connell

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For anyone whose work / life balance has slipped or is in tatters, this book will show how a little planning will enable them to get their life back.

If you've ever been told that you 'have to do more with less' or 'work smarter not harder' and wondered what these things are supposed to mean, this book gives you the answer.

It shows how a little planning - normally thought of as being the preserve of large undertakings, great construction projects or huge sporting events or military offensives - will indeed enable you to get more done with less effort.

Biographical Notes

Fergus O'Connell has a First in Mathematical Physics from University College Cork and is one of the world's leading authorities on project management. His company - ETP (www.etpint.com) - and his project management method - The Ten Steps - have influenced a generation of project managers. In 2003 this method was used to plan and execute the Special Olympics World Games, the world's biggest sporting event that year. He holds two patents. Fergus is the author of thirteen business and self-help books.

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  • ISBN: 9781472119063
  • Publication date: 07 May 2015
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Robinson
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