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Eliminate the Chaos at Work: 25 Techniques to Increase Productivity by Laura Leist

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Acknowledgments

I am grateful to so many individuals who helped make this book possible. Our clients and seminar participants provide many opportunities for me and our company Specialists to solve their office productivity and organization challenges. Each client brings a unique situation and encourages us to continually devise custom solutions to eliminate their chaos at work.

I thank my editor at John Wiley & Sons who reached out to me to inquire if I would be interested in writing a book on office organization and productivity. Thank you, Matt Holt, publisher, for the opportunity to collaborate with Wiley on this project.

Early in my career, I learned that I can’t do it all and that I must delegate and trust the amazing employees I’ve hired for their expertise. I am grateful for each of you for your amazing gifts and skill sets you offer to our clients. Thank you to each of you for believing in me and being part of our team.

As much as I wanted to write a book on productivity in the workplace and office organization, I did not want to add one more thing to my plate in 2010 when this manuscript was written. I had to consider that during this time I was still co-managing our practice, working with clients, speaking around the country, planning a wedding, and serving as the president of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). At the urging of Robert Strasser, my fiancé and our Business Systems Consultant, we figured out a way to make it all possible—agreeing ...

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