Genuine Curiosity

Author Dwayne Melancon is always on the lookout for new things to learn. An ecclectic collection of postings on personal productivity, travel, good books, gadgets, leadership & management, and many other things.


Want to go home early?

As promised (OK, so I decided to spend the weekend with the family without my computer, so this is later than expected) here is my take on Laura Stack's book "Leave The Office Earlier." The premise of this book is very similar to lots of others you may have read: organize and prioritize your life, and you'll get more done and have more time for fun.

What set this one apart for me was that it reads like a "best practice" collection from a bunch of other sources. I recognized tips and tricks that were similar to those found in David Allen's Getting Things Done, Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, and various other books I've read. It also has some of the self-assessment and energy level awareness aspects found in online tools like ThinkTQ.

If you are like me, you like to have various perspectives on things like productivity, and end up "rolling your own" by mixing and matching the parts that work for you.

Whether Laura Stack meant to or not, her book happens to bring together a lot of the aspects I really liked from the various sources I've read. And she's added a lot of practical exercises and different, insightful twists on those things. That's why I classify this work as a best practice collection.

Why don't you give it a try? Let me know how it goes.