In a recent article for Forbes, Pavel Krapivin talks about Harry’s book, Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life:

“Arguably the productivity industry was born with Adam Smith when he first proposed specialization as a means of getting the best out of people. This was then taken that bit further by Frederick Taylor and his theory of scientific management, before the lean and Six Sigma movements took things even further again.

On a personal level, there has also been no shortage of gurus and sages that have attempted to help our personal development and to wring every last drop out of ourselves. The latest addition to what is an incredibly crowded field comes from Harry Kraemer, the clinical professor of leadership at Kellogg, whose book Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life aims to help you get the most out of the 168 hours you have each week.

Central to Kraemer’s approach is a grid containing six rows for each of the major elements of your life, including family, health, career, fun, spirituality, and volunteering. This forms the basis for you to prioritize how much of each thing you would like to undertake, and of course, how much you actually are doing of each. This then provides the “gap” that is so beloved of those in the lean world between where you are and where you would like to be.”

Read the full article here.


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