The Procrastination Equation: How to stop putting stuff off and start getting things done

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Murdoch Books, 1 янв. 2011 г. - Всего страниц: 320
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Why do kitchens need to be cleaned the night before the final exams? Why does the arrival of a new email suddenly seem more important than a crucial sales pitch? And why does a healthy diet always start tomorrow?

Writing with a combination of humour, humanity and solid scientific research, Piers Steel explains why we procrastinate why we knowingly and willingly put off a course of action despite recognising we'll be worse off for it. hat's more, his study shows that despite procrastination making us poorer, fatter and unhappier, we're putting things off like never before with new distractions such as Facebook and Twitter now in our lives, procrastination is on the rise. Some of the questions this book addresses are: - What are the main types of procrastination? Why is our brain wired for procrastination? How has procrastination played out through history? What is the price of procrastination? How to we fix our procrastinating ways?

Piers Steel has spent the last ten years of his life devoted to studying procrastination, and the decades before that embodying it. He knows his subject both as a practitioner and as a scientist, and offers accessible techniques for controlling and improving motivation. Everyone from the dithering student to the dallying employee will recognise something of themselves in this engaging and insightful book.

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The subtitle is ‘How to stop putting things off and start getting things done’. The author has done research on the field, and acknowledges that he is as prone to putting things off as anyone. In the ... Читать весь отзыв

The Procrastination Equation: How To Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done

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Why you "put off till tomorrow what you can do today" forms the crux of Steel's (human resources & organizational dynamics, Univ. of Calgary, Canada) book, in which he not only answers that question ... Читать весь отзыв

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Dr. PIERS STEEL, recognised as the world's leading authority on procrastination, taught at both the business and psychology schools of the University of Minnesota and is Associate Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. He has received international recognition for his groundbreaking research on procrastination, associated with combined with organization behaviour, personality and individual differences, with widespread media coverage of his work in The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, USA Today, and Scientific American.

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