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Called the “Efficiency Guru” by business leaders and the media for his revolutionary common-sense approach to workplace productivity, Linenberger has been a sought after management consultant and technology professional for more than 20 years. As a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, he is considered an expert on workday efficiency and task and e-mail management. Linenberger’s work has been featured in numerous business magazines including Fast Company and Investor’s Business Daily.

Linenberger is the author of four top-selling productivity books, including Seize the Work Day and Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook, the #1 bestselling book on Microsoft Outlook for four years running.

Mr. Linenberger received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a former Vice President at Accenture and IT Director for the U.S. Peace Corps.

Currently Michael leads workshops and gives keynote speeches on improving workday productivity and overcoming workday stress.

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