Most people find it difficult to keep up with today's frantic pace. Whether at work or at home, they feel overwhelmed and stressed out, and the assumptions and skills they've relied upon in the past seem ill-suited for today's new demands. In this practical 8-step program, best-selling author and popular speaker Deborah Bright offers readers strategies that will help them regian control of their personal and professional lives. From her work in an American Management Association study, Deborah Bright found that 41% of middle managers say they have more work than time. "On the Edge And In Control" shows readers how to get beyond the level of mere survival and get more out of life. With a practical, down-to-earth approach, Bright shows readers how to take control, get things done and achieve their desired goals. These 8 strategies, which draw upon the popularity of the Alchoholics Anonymous 12-step program, show readers how they, too, can achieve success at work and at home by: sterengthening relationships by turning unmatched expectations into shared expecations; learning to listen for what's not said; becoming a good team player by adjusting how you think about work; learning to value criticism as means to achievement and not a personal affront; staying focused on the big picture and the micro perspective; being mindful of your critical inner voice; using quick charges-techniques for handling high-pressure situations; re-energizing yourself with personal quiet time.,""From the bestselling author of Creative Relaxation comes a dynamic, 8-step stress-busting program. Thousands of people rely on Deborah Bright to help them take charge of their lives. Now, this bestselling author andpopular speaker shares her comprehensive strategy for getting rid of the anxiety and stress caused by today's frenetic pace. Bright's 8-step program gives everyone the power to unleash his or her full potential at work and at home. She also offers readers interactive exercises, self-help tests, and relaxation techniques, while providing further guidance on how not to let stress get the best of them.,""With each passing day, it seems as if more and more is demanded of us. Many of us are beginning to equate mere survival with success. If we are to do more than just survive we need to begin to take control of our lives. To do this, you need more than just an understanding of control; you need to view it as an integral part of your life. It's absolutely something you can do. This book shows you how to build your own forward momentum to achieve, while at the same time derive a sense of personal satisfaction from the energy invested.In everyday language, this book will give managers the terms they have been looking for to express what they want from employees. Likewise, employees will better understand what managers have probably been trying to tell them for some time. The skills introduced in this book position you to interact effectively with others, Resolve daily problems and move forward successfully - so you can stay On the Edge.