Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day
By Cali Williams Yost
(Center Street, Hardcover, 9780892968800, 272pp.)
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
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As the demands of work grow more intense, personal life can get shoved to the side. But resolving the job-versus-life conflict doesn't require the kind of big, disruptive, scary transformation that so many time-management "experts" recommend. In TWEAK IT, Cali Williams Yost proves that a comfortable work+life fit can be achieved through making small, consistent, everyday changes--tweaks--that, cumulatively, will optimize job performance and well-being. This engaging, practical book, filled with case studies of people who've tweaked their way to professional success and personal satisfaction, guides readers through an easy-to-implement program that can be tailored to suit any individual's life, both on off the job.
Cali Williams Yost has been shaping the global dialogue on work+life flexibility for nearly two decades. Yost is the CEO and founder of Work+Life Fit, Inc., a research and consulting firm that develops and implements the broad-ranging organizational and personal flexibility strategies that have become a strategic imperative for global business success. Clients range from BDO Seidman, LLP and Quaker/Tropicana to the United Nations, Ernst & Young and the U.S. Navy. A former commercial banker and graduate of Columbia Business School, Yost is author of the critically acclaimed Work+Life: Finding the Fit That's Right for You, the first "work+life "fit" handbook for individuals.
Cali Yost is one of our wisest and staunchest thought leaders. In TWEAK IT, she delivers a brilliant mix of deeply researched and deeply practical advice that will improve the life of anyone who acts on it. A must-read book for anyone who is overextended, overworked--and passionate about their lives.—Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts
Organizational culture, management support, and human resource policies are important, but, ultimately, it is the individual who must determine their fit, and manage the process of achieving it. Cali Yost's latest contribution to the field, TWEAK IT, provides individuals with a simple yet elegant way to take hold of their lives and, in doing so, achieve their personal and professional goals. Filled with real-life cases and easy to execute tips and "how to's", TWEAK IT illustrates vividly how small changes can have a big impact on the quality of our lives and our relationships with those who matter most.—Professor Brad Harrington, Executive Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family
I'm grateful to TWEAK IT for helping me make meaningful tweaks to my hectic work+life fit. In just the first week, I made a date to see my mom for dinner, set a schedule to walk with my husband a few times a week, and remembered to prioritize spending 10 minutes a day with each of my kids. Cali's mindful approach, and her stories about work+life fit naturals, offer up the possibility that we can all, in her words, "make what matters happen every day."—Julie Burstein, author of Spark: How Creativity Works