EXPIRED - Free E-Book for 48 Hours: The Hamster Revolution for Meetings
(Total Value: $19.95)
Every two weeks, the BK Communique e-newsletter announces a free e-book from Berrett-Koehler. It is available for 48 hours from the time the BK Communique is published on Thursday. Thereafter, the free link is removed and you are directed to the standard-price e-book page. (Sorry, folks!) This e-book is provided exclusively to subscribers of the BK Communique, to which you can sign up here for free.
For our August 21st, 2014 issue, we offered the related "The Hamster Revolution for Meetings" by Mike Song, Vicki Halsey, and Tim Burress. The book became available starting at 3:30 am PST on Thursday 08-07-14, and expired on Saturday morning 08-23-14. The free e-book is for your personal use and not for resale or distribution (usage rights below).
Although the promotion is over, you can still purchase the hardcover, paperback, or PDF e-book by clicking the cover below (30% discount on e-book by using DC30 promo code in during checkout).
About the Book
Are meetings taking over your life? You’re not alone. Meet Iris, a sales director so overwhelmed by meetings that she feels like a hamster on a wheel—in fact, she’s turned into one. Just in time, she meets a coach—a leading meeting efficiency expert—with a simple system that helps her regain her sanity and humanity.
The coach’s secret is a laser-like focus on the five biggest meeting pain points:
1. Meeting overload: Professionals waste twenty-four days a year in useless meetings.
2. Missing success ingredients: ninety percent of all professionals attend meetings that lack a clearly stated objective and agenda.
3. Virtual-meeting chaos: Disinterested participants + endless technical glitches huge amounts of wasted time.
4. Agenda adrift: Goals are missed when meetings veer off course.
5. Action distraction: Incomplete action items result in delayed projects and missed deadlines.
The coach demonstrates that these five challenges are damaging Iris’s career and costing the world over a trillion dollars each year. He provides practical new solutions that rapidly transform Iris from victim to victor. These solutions are tailored to the technology-driven world in which Iris lives—she discovers how to use e-calendars, PDAs, and virtual meetings to make her life easier, not more complicated. She applies the solutions, gets immediate results, and reclaims her life. The Hamster Revolution for Meetings focuses on a small number of high-impact best practices that really work. Included is a landmark case study that shows how 3,000 Capital One associates reclaimed ten days per year while improving meeting effectiveness by over 35 percent.
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