Saturday, September 5, 2020

Coming up 9/7/20 at 9:45am pst on KUCI 88.9fm - Another new release featured on KUCI 88.9fm! Laura Vanderkam draws on her 18 years of experience working from home in the THE NEW CORNER OFFICE: How The Most Successful People Work From Home

The New Corner Office
How the Most Successful
People Work from Home - by Laura Vanderkam


Long before the pandemic and public health concerns pushed many of us indoors, some of the most successful people fueled their careers with carefully perfected work-from-home routines, recognizing the strategic advantage afforded by greater flexibility. 

Author of I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, among many others, nationally-recognized expert and podcast host, Laura Vanderkam draws on her 18 years of experience working from home in the THE NEW CORNER OFFICE: How The Most Successful People Work From Home (Portfolio/Penguin Random House; on sale 7/21/20). 

THE NEW CORNER OFFICE includes original interviews with managers, employees, and free agents who’ve perfected their remote routines, to offer solutions to the most common beginner frustrations and strategies for creativity, productivity, communication, and health. Working from home is a skill that anyone can learn, just like learning to speak French or play basketball. The key is to detach yourself from old ways of working and adopt new habits to match your new environment. 

In the new corner office, results matter more than where and when work happens. For instance, Vanderkam teaches: 

Managing by task, not time. Time is an incredibly useful concept, but structuring work differently allows for efficiency breakthroughs. Rethinking urgency and focusing on results are just a few of the many tactics of task management. 

Thinking big. There is no contradiction between working remotely/flexibly and nurturing your long-term career ambitions. Becoming a thought leader is one way to build a strong, professional reputation to advance your career. 

Getting the rhythm right. Match your most important work to your most productive times to ensure sustainable progress. A satisfying rhythm is achieved not by working less, but by having a compelling life outside of work. It’s easy to let work bleed into all hours of the night and weekend which is why establishing and observing an end to a work day is important. 

THE NEW CORNER OFFICE proves that whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, a self-starter or someone who prefers detailed directions, you can do your clearest thinking and deepest work at home-- and have more energy left over to achieve personal goals or fuel bigger professional ambitions. In fact, soon you might find it hard to imagine working any other way. Portfolio | $7.99 | ISBN: 9780593330050| Pub Date: July 21, 2020 

About the Author
Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, I Know How She Does It, and 168 Hours, among others. She is the host of the podcasts The New Corner Office and Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 10 million times. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, and other publications. Laura has also appeared on national TV Shows such as the Today Show and Fox and Friends. 

Follow Laura online: | @lvanderkam 

Want to buy a copy of The New Corner Office? This book is being released as an eBook only right now, and can be purchased from any eBook retailer.

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