Adams-Hall Publishing

Organized to Be Your Best!

Transforming How Your Work

5th Edition

By Susan Silver

This popular, award-winning business book with over one-quarter million copies in print is great for individuals and work groups alike.


Unique in its depth and breadth, this acclaimed book is easy to use and fun to read. Whether you work in a traditional office, home office or a traveling, virtual office, you'll discover better ways to manage time, paper, projects, people, information, computers, communications and work space.

Book description

With more than 250,000 copies in print, this is the one book you need to get control over your desk, your computer and your demanding work life. Rely on the "bible of organization" to:


o Control multiple, ever-changing projects and priorities, 24x7 work schedules and information overload


o Manage email, instant and text messages, phone calls and other communications


o Devise a time and information system just for you


o Work more collaboratively with others in person and online


o Master a messy desk as you learn to turn piles into files


o Maximize all your work spaces wherever they're located


o Get the most from your computer and mobile devices and protect yourself in the process



FRED DeLUCA, President and Founder, Subway Sandwiches and Salads: "Worth a year in college."

SCOTT G. McNEALY, CEO of Sun Microsystems, Inc.: "Even if you don't have time to read a book on being organized, you still need to get ORGANIZED TO BE YOUR BEST!...provides unique ideas and solutions that will make a difference in your career."


LILLIAN VERNON, CEO of Lillian Vernon Corporation: "This is a wonderful book to help you set priorities, get organized and stay on top of everything. It's especially helpful for running a successful business AND enjoying life to the fullest. It's a valuable reference source for all of my executives."


ROBERT J. OSTERHOFF, Director of Corporate Quality, Xerox Corporation, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Winner: "A practical and easy-to-understand approach to being productive...a must in today's rapidly changing environment."


EDWARD M. BALES, Former Director of Education, Motorola University, Motorola Inc., Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Winner: "The difference between success and failure is not in the quantity of time but in the quality of that time. Organized to be the Best! is a quality handbook on time. Its use can lead to greater success in life."


JOEL SLUTZKY, CEO, Odetics, Inc. (featured in The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America): "This is a book you will read and reread, uncovering new discoveries each time. It's like a treasure chest."


BOOKLIST, the literary review journal of the American Library Assn: "A practical approach to improving organizational skills...a sound how-to, recommended."


MICHAEL LeBOEUF, Ph.D., Author of How to Win Customers and Keep Them for Life: "It's a state-of-the-art tool kit, resource guide, time management seminar and personal consultant all rolled into one."


LEE GARDENSWARTZ, Ph.D. and ANITE ROWE, Ph.D., Co-authors of What It Takes: "Organized to be Your Best! is a must read for today's busy career professional. This user-friendly guide is comprehensive in its content and engaging in its style. It is the bible of organization."


ROBERT SIMON, M.D., Chairman of the Board, International Medical Corps, and Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL: "This book has truly made it possible for me to increase my productivity by one and a half fold. My filing system is manageable and understandable for the first time in my life."