Agent—c/o St. Martin's Griffin, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
Time management consultant, author, speaker, and educator. Conducts seminars for corporations and other groups; has appeared on television and radio.
American Society of Journalists and Authors, National Speakers Association.
Take Back Your Time: How to Regain Control of Work, Information, and Technology, St. Martin's Griffin (New York, NY), 1999.
Coauthor of promotional literature for IKON Office Solutions Corp. Contributor to publications, including Investors Business Daily, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, Woman's Day, Redbook, Bottom Line Personal, Reader's Digest, American Way, and Men's Fitness; contributor to Web sites, including Selfgrowth. com.
Jan Jasper is a productivity expert who has been training people to work smarter, not harder, since 1988. Her specialty is resolving complex time, task, and workload-management issues. Jasper streamlines her clients' systems and procedures, formulating optimum work habits and using technology to successfully manage information overload. Highly respected in her field, Jasper has appeared on both radio and television business news programs.
In addition to her seminars and consulting work, which has helped thousands of people—from Fortune 500 business executives to entrepreneurs—work more effectively, Jasper has also authored the book Take Back Your Time: How to Regain Control of Work, Information, and Technology to address the effects of technology on time management.
Writing in Booklist, David Rouse explained that Jasper "acknowledges that neatness may not always count, but argues that organization does; and she suggests that organization and time management are really two sides of the same coin." Jasper includes recommendations for eliminating clutter both at home and in the workplace, and even includes suggestions for time management while traveling. Rouse noted that Jasper's approach to a common problem is unique due to her "emphasis on the role that decision making plays in getting and staying organized."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, September 15, 1999, David Rouse, review of Take Back Your Time: How to Regain Control of Work, Information, and Technology, p. 207.
National Productivity Review, spring, 2000, review of Take Back Your Time, p. 85.
Redbook, July, 2002, review of Take Back Your Time, p. 144.
American Society of Journalists and Authors Web site,http://www.asja.org/ (July 15, 2003), Kathryn Lance, review of Take Back Your Time: How to Regain Control of Work, Information, and Technology.
Jan Jasper Web site,http://www.janjasper.com (July 15, 2003).*