In the natural follow-up to her bestselling ""Zen organizing"" primer One Year to an Organized Life, Leeds presents a comprehensive guide to office efficiency. Like its predecessor, this volume is a kind of self-help boot camp, complete with month-by-month and week-by-week guides, with themes (""January: Start Fresh,"" ""March: Stop Paper Pileups""), habits (""Make your bed,"" ""Be grateful,"" ""Say no"") and clearly-defined weekly exercises, including tips for dealing with everyday tasks like checking email and booking business travel. Leeds also makes them most of a helpful (if familiar) three-step ""Magic Formula"" for approaching clutter of any kind: ""1. Eliminate 2. Categorize 3. Organize."" Some readers may balk at her low-tech solutions: her section on calendar-keeping focuses almost exclusively on the pen-and-paper variety, and she suggests a highly detailed filing system for paper. Still, highly motivated readers should find plenty of smart, straightforward and rewarding ways to eliminate chaos from their work lives.
Reviewed on: 01/04/2009 Release date: 01/01/2009 Genre: Nonfiction