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Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable Hardcover – May 17, 2010
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`...shows how to create a productive framework of cooperation in the workplace'. (Finace & Managment Faculty, September 2010).
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Invaluable empowers the frustrated and overworked to understand what their time is worth and how they can, quite literally, spend it more profitably.
An engaging business fable, Invaluable tells the story of Jason, who is discontent in his entry-level position, feeling his skills and knowledge are underutilized; his manager, Tracy, who is overwhelmed by her own workload and seemingly needy direct reports; and their CEO, Helen, who needs them to sort it out productively. From an unexpected source, Jason learns a hard but invaluable lesson: before he can get a raise, he must prove his real dollar value, rather than expect to be paid what he thinks he is worth. Though at very different stages in their careers, Jason, Tracy, and Helen each learn how to determine the value of their time and actions, the best ways to spend their own time, and how to empower their colleagues to do the same.
With easy-to-use assessments and worksheets and ready-to-implement advice, Invaluable will help you:
Determine exactly how "invaluable" you are to your boss and customers
Discover your "Most Valuable Activities" and how to focus on them
Create a framework of cooperation in the workplace
Design systems and processes for maximum productivity
Develop strategies to increase job security and income
In The Myth of Multitasking, Dave Crenshaw showed you how to gain more time, making you more present in both work and life. Invaluable will now show you how to maximize the very real dollar value of each working hour.
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I had to read "Invaluable" for work.
What I thought about the book:
Overall I enjoyed it. It was fast and easy to get through, although I found a few of the charts to be hard to figure out. I'll probably need to read the book again in the future to get everything out of it. One of the biggest takeaways I got from the book was a repeat of something I read a couple of months ago and that is: It's not about the hours you put in, it's about the results you take away. Far too often I'm focused on the wrong thing. For instance I'll have a goal to "Work on writing for 20 hours" instead of specifics like "Edit four chapters and re-write the ending." When I focus on hours instead of results, I'm far more likely to twiddle away my time and not accomplish nearly as much.
"Invaluable" helps people figure out what is their most valuable activity and then shows them how to spend the most amount of time on that, and work with teammates to figure out how everyone can be in their sweet spot regarding their strengths. A very important concept to grasp, because in reality, not all people have talents and strengths that are created equal.
There were several words I didn't appreciate and wish the author hadn't used, but other than that the book was clean.
I'm giving "Invaluable" 3 out of 5 stars, 6 out of 10 stars.
In this book, Dave has taken the concept of personal productivity to a whole new level that will really have you thinking about not only getting things done, but also to question whether or not you are working on your most valuable activities (MVA's). This is a very quick read (~2-3 hours), but the time is very well spent and doesn't just stop at the end of the book like a lot of others out there.
I highly recommend this book for anyone that is looking to be more than just another part of the organization that they run or work in. Great work Dave!
But that is not what the book is about. It is about Time Management (so of course I love it). The gist of the message is "spend your time in your most valuable area (he calls them MVAs)". This has to do with knowing your unique strengths and understanding the value of them.
So I heartily agree with the thesis. And it re-emphasizes all that I know.
It is written as a story or parable which I do not particularly like (although many people prefer that). I just like the facts.
I think this book will inspire people to spend their time better. This is a great book.
Read Invaluable. You, your career and your company will benefit. For owners of emerging or established business, this material is essential.
Dave Crenshaw's first book, The Myth of Multitasking, was SUPER and this book is even better. I can feel my thinking shifting and am amazed at his ability to bring some seemingly simple concepts (that VERY few of us follow) into sharp focus. This is a must-read, must-share book regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur, employer, employee, or looking for work.
I'll finish the book tomorrow and may have to write another review. I'll certainly be getting the word out about this book. THANK YOU, Dave.