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Organization Made Easy

Life doesn’t have to be as hard as it sometimes appears. Simple, teachable systems make a huge difference. I am a speaker, writer, and coach. I help professionals organize their time and surroundings so they can experience greater productivity and less stress.                                Frank Buck

Become Part of the Story

I was lucky. I hit the brick wall early.

Every productivity story has a beginning. Mine started in high school.

 

My senior year of high school was a busy time, and it was then I realized what had worked before wouldn’t be enough for the new demands. Jotting assignments on random pieces of paper stuck in textbooks was a disaster waiting to happen. Trying to just remember it all was and even worse plan.

 

I realized the answer would be a system…a single place that would handle everything for now and everything planned for the future.

 

Running into a problem caused me to search for a solution. If I hadn’t hit the brick wall then, who knows how long it would have been before I realized the need for a system.

 

Little did I realize the impact this one change would have on my career and the opportunities it would give me to help others.

And the dividends paid off for decades.

During a dozen years as a band director, the ability to organize was largely responsible for the success those bands experienced. During the next 16 years as an assistant principal, principal, and curriculum coordinator, the ability to plan, organize, and see a project through to the end gained attention. The question, “How do you do it?” was one I fielded regularly.

 

Now, my work centers around helping people get organized and make it look easy.

Sure, there have been honors along the way.

I was named to Who’s Who in American Education and Outstanding Young Men of America. A National Band Association Citation of Excellence hangs on the wall. As a principal, Alfa Insurance named me as its statewide “Teacher of the Month” as part of their awards program. As a central office administrator, he is a recipient of the “Chiquita Marbury Award for Technology Innovation.”

 

As a speaker, the University of Montevallo College of Education named me an “Outstanding Alumnus” work in professional development. My first book was an Eye on Education “bestseller.” A weekly newspaper column, two more books, and weekly content on my blog, podcast, and YouTube channel introduce and reinforce concepts about an easier approach to living.

But enough about me…

This story is about you. You want to accomplish significant goals and understand your ability to organize your time and surrounding is the key. How am I doing so far?

Let’s continue the story, your story…

  • “Is it time to get your life back? In the ten minutes it takes to read (and the one hour it takes to implement) even the first chapter of Get Organized!, you’ll gain a sense of ease and control over your workload. As a former high school teacher, I wish I had been given this book the week before I started my teaching career. Read it today, and regain time…and your life …tomorrow.”
    Jason W. Womack - Author, Your Best Just Got Better and Get Momentum
  • “This book is like having a private consultation with an amazing organization guru. Anyone can get organized, simply by reading Dr. Buck’s book, thanks to the easy concise instructions that will quickly change your life for the better!”
    Pattie Thomas - Curriculum Coordinator, Talladega City (Alabama) Schools
  • “From organizing your tasks to managing your inbox, Get Organized! is filled with practical tips you can implement today. Now that I’ve read the book, I’m more organized, relaxed, and focused because I know how to have everything in place. If you are overwhelmed by all you have to do, this book is for you.”
    Barbara R. Blackburn - Author
  • “This morning when I returned to the office I did my first ever drag and drop to my calendar on Outlook – wahoo! The tickler file will come next week!”
    Principal - United States
  • “One of the most informative sessions I have been to in 5 years.”
    Participants - from United States
  • “I saw your presentation at the ASCD conference in New Orleans and was blown away. Please send me your monthly email essays.”
    Principal - from ASCD
  • “One of my professional goals is to be more organized and to manage time more effectively. This hit the target.” “Thank you. These are tools I can and will use! WHEW!”
    Principal - United States
  • “I really loved the presentation!! Dr. Buck very thorough and entertaining. Great, practical ideas and the Faculty Club was a great setting! Well done!!”
    Principals - Montreal
  • “I loved this seminar!! Very, very well presented. Clear, logical, Dr. Buck was enthusiastic and witty. Very practical information that I will put to use immediately.”
    Principal - Montreal
  • “This might very well be some of the most useful, timely and necessary professional learning I’ve done in years. Thank you!”
    Principal - Montreal
  • “Dr. Buck did a great job. I learned LOTS of things about Outlook that I did not know.” “Where have you been all my life? This is a great idea! Thank you so very much.” “FANTASTIC! One of the best I’ve been to! I could have stayed longer.”
    Participants - from United States
  • “Awesome ideas to get my life on track. Thank you so much!” “You changed my life!”
    Participants - from United States
  • “Giving people back the gift of time is what Frank Buck does for individuals and organizations.”
    Deborah A. Coviello - The Drop in CEO
  • “Frank Buck is a legend. Every time I hear him speak I feel inspired and that I have learned something.”
    Brenton Nash - Music Educator
  • “Thank you so much! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you. It’s because of you that I am taking steps to really get things organized at work and home. Don’t get me wrong… I have always done my job, but you and your inspirational book (yes, you have inspired me to do better and get it together) are going to help me achieve some “style points”.”
    Amy Terry - Central Office Administrator
  • “This year, I was inspired by a podcast guest, Dr. Frank Buck, a productivity expert, to get things done way earlier than usual”
    Thuy Pham - Branding Expert
  • “I thought that the information was clear and concise. To be such a small book, it is a giant of knowledge. I am so excited to finally be organized and be clutter free! This system gives you information at your fingertips and easily imparts it to others. Great course!!!”
    Ann Smith - Educator
  • “My Desk!! I am just amazed at how the work flow is moving with ease by just cleaning and organizing my desk. When I open my office door and see the clean desk each day I no longer dread the task of what must be completed next.”
    Course Participant - Get Organized Book STudy
  • “Struggling with paper organization? Research the Tickler File. Thanks to @DrFrankBuck two years ago. Go try it! #CLASConv15”
    Bart Reeves - Alabama School Leader
  • “If you haven’t booked @DrFrankBuck, author of Get Organized! Time Management for School Leaders, now is the time”
    Justin Baeder - Director, Principal Center

Comments from Illinois Principals Association Online Academy

  • This was amazing! We obviously all were attracted to this webinar because we crave more efficiency and organization. Not only were fantastic ideas and strategies shared, but it was practical and moved at a great pace! I am walking away with so many ideas I cannot wait to try! The 3 hours just flew by!
  • Presenter was outstanding. I will certainly review my notes and work to implement the suggested efficiency and organizational methods.
  • Today’s presentation was fantastic. I actually felt less anxiety after the presentation while being away from the office for 3 hours this morning.
  • This Administrator Academy is tremendously useful for any administrator who desires to improve the balance of work and personal time and organize tasks to be completed in a more efficient manner. The suggested phone/computer apps are easy to use and available free or at little cost. This academy also will be instrumental in helping me to rid my desk of PAPER!!!
  • This may be one of the most beneficial presentations that I have ever heard. The online format including the polls and questions kept me engaged the entire time.
  • This was my first online academy and it was easy to stay engaged and not be concerned about taking a full day off. I am signing up for more ASAP! And now I’m heading back to school.
  • This was a great practical workshop that will help me be more organized and ultimately, a more effective and visible administrator.
  • Great direct tools which make time for administrators more effective and efficient.
  • Frank Buck’s webinar was engaging and provided digital tools that will make my life as a leader more effective and efficient.
  • The session offered helpful suggestions to keep balanced within a highly demanding setting that includes constant in-flow of information. I will benefit from the simple but elegant suggestions.
  • Dr. Buck does an exceptional job sharing concrete and simple ways to improve efficiency which doesn’t require reading a 300 page “How to Get Organized” book.