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Successful Time Management, Revised Second Edition (Series: Creating Success)

Patrick Forsyth

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ISBN 10: 0749455500 / ISBN 13: 9780749455507
Published by Kogan Page Limited/Viva Books, 2010
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Successful Time Management highlights a vital skill, one that is essential in today?s pressurised workplace. It will help you to work efficiently and effectively to get the results you want. It includes great time-saving ideas, practical solutions and checklists, plus advice on: ? controlling paperwork ? getting and staying organised ? delegating and working with others ? focusing on key issues This essential guide will help you develop good time-utilisation habits, minimise time-wasting and interruptions, and focus on the priority tasks that will lead to success in your job and career. Contents: Preface ? Time: a key resource ? opportunities and difficulties ? Making it work ? A personal approach ? The productivity gain ? Speculate to accumulate ? Perfect time ? First steps towards effective time management ? Your work mix ? Assessing your current working practice ? Plan the work and work the plan ? What kind of system? ? Setting clear objectives ? Thinking ahead ? Spend time to save time ? Taking time to think ? Be prepared to say ?no? ? To be, or not to be (perfect) ? Work smarter not longer ? Reward yourself ? Getting (and staying) organised ? Work the plan ? Batch your tasks ? Use your diary effectively ? Schedule appointments withcare ? Clear your desk ? Avoid ?cherry picking? ? Use abstracts ? The internet ? Highlight key facts ? Insist on quality ? Action or investment ? A good personal assistant (or secretary) ? Use a ?document parking? system ? Make use of checklists ? Directing the techniques at particular result areas Intermission. take a break ? Combating the time wasters ? The greatest time waster? ? Why uncomfortable is good ? When performance is inadequate ? Recognising reality ? Identifying opportunities ? Handling personal interruptions ? Handling telephone interruptions ? Save time getting through ? Make messages accurate ? E-mail ? On the move ? Thinking about e-mail ? First things first ? Pareto?s law ? Make the miscellaneous a priority ? Schedule ? backwards ? Be honest about deadlines ? Review task methodology ? Eliminate the unnecessary ? Danger ? keep your distance ? Be confident of your priorities ? Controlling the paperwork ? Aim to minimise paperwork ? Make a habit of brevity ? Minimal memos ? Minimise your paper handling ? Do not let files and filing waste time ? Keep papers neat ? Computerise it ? but carefully ? Do not duplicate information unnecessarily ? Do not prolifrate information unnecessarily ? Do not put it in writing ? Write faster ? WPB ? the most time-saving object in your office ? Working with other people ? The socialising organization ? Informal contact ? Making a working lunch work ? Consider a day out ? No conflict ? no wasted time ? The right people ? The need for clear instructions ? Don?t do it? delegate ? Swap tasks to save time ? Develop your people ? Simply the most time-saving phrase in the language ? Do not hover ? Motivate your people ? Provide specific time management help for staff ? Make and keep some firm rules ? Meetings ? danger or opportunity? ? Final words ? Appendices Printed Pages: 184. Bookseller Inventory # 58564

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Title: Successful Time Management, Revised Second ...

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited/Viva Books

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 5th or later edition.

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In business, the increasing pressure to achieve makes time management a vital skill.  It is necessary to be able to work efficiently and effectively to ensure that one’s desired results are achieved - both in one’s job, and in one’s career.

 

Successful Time Management contains tips and techniques that can help anyone review and assess their own time management and adopt new work practices to improve it.  It includes great advice on controlling paperwork, getting and staying organized, delegating and working with others, and prioritizing to focus on key issues.  The appendices include a brief assessment of various time management systems such as day, year or meeting planners, action sheets, and more.

About the Author:

Patrick Forsyth runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy and specializes in marketing, sales, and communications skills.  He is the author of more than fifty successful business books with translations into 23 languages.

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