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Seeking the Calm in the Storm: Managing Chaos in Your Business Life

Book Description

In a 24/7 world that veers ever closer to chaos, how can we find goals that matter, achieve them, and feel fulfilled? In Seeking the Calm in the Storm, Dr. Judith Bardwick offers a clear path from turmoil to peace, from chaos to balance. She offers a practical, step-by-step plan for converting vague anxieties into specific, solvable problems; reducing overload, and building the confidence that enables great achievement, true balance, and deep satisfaction.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Foreword
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Introduction
    1. Stress and Anxiety Are Rising
    2. Endnotes
  5. 1. Where's My Personal Time and Space?
    1. Work Anywhere
    2. E-trusion
    3. Family Unfriendly
    4. Endnotes
  6. 2. Web Speed!
    1. Information Races Anywhere!
    2. Efficiency Is Gold, Innovation Is Platinum
    3. Endnotes
  7. 3. Information Technology Is Too Complicated
    1. Simple Works Best
    2. Simple Doesn't Stay Simple
    3. Simple Will Return
    4. Endnotes
  8. 4. Does Anyone Care That I 'm Here?
    1. Technology Moved from Improving Productivity to Creating Infinite Combinations
    2. Mergers, Partnerships, Alliances, and Acquisitions
    3. It's the People Stuff
    4. Endnotes
  9. 5. Experience Doesn't Count
    1. The 3-D Nervous System of the Brain and the Web
    2. Ability Outweighs Experience
    3. Endnotes
  10. 6. Privacy Is Invaded
    1. It's Far Too Easy to Access Lots of Information
    2. It's Much Too Easy to Get Really Personal Information
    3. We Are Getting Too Close to Big Brother
    4. Endnotes
  11. 7. From the Foxhole
    1. Change Exhaustion
    2. Endnotes
  12. 8. Information Technology Is Not Emotionally Neutral
    1. IT Is Not Aligned with Human Nature
    2. Porous Boundaries
    3. Endnotes
  13. 9. Individuals: Regain Control!
    1. Anxiety
    2. Overload
    3. Grow in Confidence
    4. Endnotes
  14. 10. Individuals: Are You a Ford or a Ferrari?
    1. Ferraris Want!
    2. Move the Needle!
    3. Make Me Rich!
    4. Treat Me as an Individual!
    5. Let's Have Fun!
    6. Endnotes
  15. 11. Organizations: Achieve Best Fit
    1. Different Kinds of Organizations
    2. Different Kinds of People
    3. After April 2000
    4. Endnotes
  16. 12. Organizations: Manage Technology's Outcomes
    1. New Rules of Etiquette
    2. Get the People Part Right
    3. Endnotes
  17. 13. Organizations: Don't Leap into Major Change
    1. The Rules of Change
    2. Build Success into the Change Process
    3. Endnotes
  18. 14. Organizations: The Change Process
    1. The Steps of Change
  19. 15. Individuals: Create a Profoundly Satisfying Life
    1. King Midas and the Need for Idealism
    2. It's Your Life
    3. Endnotes
  20. Appendix
  21. Afterword
    1. Press the Flesh
    2. You Can Run, but You Can't Hide
    3. Forests and Trees
    4. Need for Speed
    5. Confidence and Intuition
    6. Managing the Unmanageable
  22. Afterword