The Time Trap: The Classic Book on Time Management

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Can't say no? Reluctant to delegate? Information overload? More and more people today are finding their time clogged up with endless activities and responsibilities, and their work lives spinning out of control. No matter how hard they try to get things done...there's never enough time!

Now practical, realistic solutions to the problem are spelled out clearly and concisely in this new edition of the classic book on time management. The Time Trap shows readers how to squeeze the optimal efficiency -- and satisfaction -- out of their workday as they learn how to:

- recognize how human nature is usually the root cause of dwindling time

- pinpoint and combat the 20 most tenacious time-wasters

- avoid the technology trap and so-called "time-savers"

- choose realistic goals and regain control of their life

- use time management techniques for professional and personal success.

Based on decades of research with businesspeople around the world, The Time Trap is filled with smart tactics, hard-hitting interviews, and handy time management tools. With a half million copies sold in previous editions, it's the most popular time management toolkit available.

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Since it was first published, The Time Trap, by internationally known authority Alec Mackenzie, has indeed become The Classic Book on Time Management, as proclaimed in its subtitle. Based on the theory that self-management is the key to handling the time crunch that we all face, it focuses primarily on Mackenzie's 20 biggest time wasters, such as telephone interruptions, the inability to say "no," and personal disorganization, and offers clear step-by-step ways to combat them. The updated third edition also includes information on time problems caused by technology, downsizing, and self-employment.

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Suffering from information overload? Being asked to do too much? Can’t say no? If you’re finding your days clogged with endless activities and responsibilities and your work life spinning out of control, it’s time to employ some practical, realistic solutions to the age-old problem of “too much to do and too little time.”

This new fourth edition of the classic book on time management gives you more powerful methods for both maximizing efficiency and getting the most satisfaction out of your workday. In The Time Trap you’ll find out how to:

· Avoid so-called “time savers” that don’t really work.

· Set realistic goals and make commitments you can keep.

· Juggle multiple demands.

· Accurately estimate time needed on new tasks.

· Pinpoint and combat the most tenacious time-wasters.

· Protect your priorities.

Based on decades of research and interviews with businesspeople around the world—and extensively revised to include technology-based solutions to the challenges we all face in the virtual world—The Time Trap is loaded with smart tactics and priceless time management tools. Let this proven guide boost your personal productivity and professional success when time is not on your side.

Praise for Previous Editions of The Time Trap

“Alec Mackenzie provides an invaluable tool to anyone who wants to become more efficient. Here is a concise guide to the causes of poor time management, with both clear and crea­tive methods for eliminating them.”

Eleanor Brantley Schwartz, Chancellor, University of Missouri–Kansas City

“This edition is Dr. Alec Mackenzie’s best Time Trap book yet. He really understands the time traps that befall us all, and he provides answers that will make our lives more fruitful with less stress. I am delighted to be counted as a ‘disciple’ of his wisdom.”

Jim Van Houten, General Manager, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Alec Mackenzie was an internationally known speaker, consultant, and expert on time management.

Pat Nickerson, President of EBI Inc., San Diego, is the author of Managing Multiple Bosses. Her seminars on time and priority management have attracted 180,000 managers and professionals—business, government, and military—worldwide.

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