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Consultant proposes optimizing use of technology to maximize productivity

Posted by Elena del Valle on October 5, 2012

Rewired book cover

Rewired book cover

Photo: Camille Preston, Ph.D.

The availability of affordable portable electronics that allow workers to take their office, in part, with them wherever they go has revolutionized business and brought many benefits to companies of all sizes in most parts of the developed world. One of the side effects of electronic connectivity is that it has blurred the lines between personal and work time, and led many people to work outside what were formerly regular office hours.

Because tablets, smartphones, and laptops allow users access twenty-four hours a day year round many people are able to conduct business, respond to queries and urgent issues on the go, while traveling or commuting. It also means they do so past the time they are in their office. Often workers tap their smartphone keyboards, surf the internet, text, Tweet or update their Facebook wall while they speak with a colleague or client, have a phone conversation, attend meetings or conferences, shop and are at dinner with family and friends.

Camille Preston, Ph.D. (see Listen to podcast interview with Camille Preston, Ph.D., CEO, AIM Leadership, about rewiring for results) dedicates her working hours to assisting clients to fine turn their leadership skills. Based on her experience with clients and colleagues and research she has read she believes overuse of technology is stressing people out, producing a near addiction to the connectivity, and, in some cases, causing damage to their bodies and quality of life.

In Rewired How to Work Smarter, Live Better, and Be Purposefully Productive in an Overwired World (AIM Leadership, $12.99), she addresses these concerns and offers ideas for readers who want to seek a healthy balance between their personal and professional lives. She suggests ways for readers to improve important cognitive skills, take advantage of technology without letting it overwhelm them, and deliver results.

The 87-page softcover book published in 2011 is divided into five parts: Overwired, Unwiring, Rewiring for Wellness, Success, and Closing Thoughts. Preston, chief executive officer, AIM Leadership, is a psychologist and leadership coach.

Rewired book cover

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Listen to podcast interview with Camille Preston, Ph.D., CEO, AIM Leadership, about rewiring for results

Posted by Elena del Valle on August 13, 2012

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC, founder and CEO, AIM Leadership

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC, founder and CEO, AIM Leadership

Photo: PR by the Book

A podcast interview with Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC, founder and CEO, AIM Leadership is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, During the podcast, she discusses rewiring for results with Elena del Valle, host of the podcast.

As a psychologist, executive coach, writer, facilitator and public speaker, Camille strives to guide companies and individuals to reach new heights of leadership, performance, efficiency, happiness and fulfillment at the organizational development company she founded.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Camille Preston, Ph.D.” click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the August 2012 section of the podcast archive.