Do you need help with time management? Need to better manage your time at work or at home? Feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Successful Time Management For Dummies delivers practical solutions for getting organized, working better and faster, reducing stress, and getting rid of time-wasting distractions. You'll find out how to eliminate late nights at the office and spend more time with your family, friends, or even just yourself! This authoritative, plain-English guide shows you how to set yourself up for success, overcome common time management obstacles, and focus your efforts on your most important tasks and objectives. It explains how to determine the value of your time, provides fantastic tips on streamlining your workspace to speed up the flow, and even helps you minimize or eliminate interruptions from your workday.
You'll discover how to: Assess your strengths and weaknesses and establish goals Create a routine and make the most of time-saving technology Prioritize daily efforts, block off time, plug in to-do items Grasp the time-equals-money concept and boost your hourly income Create an environment that fosters solid focus and establish boundaries Eliminate time-wasting behaviors and promote time-efficient habits Reduce stress and anxiety Say goodbye late nights at the office and enjoy your leisure time more At work or at play, don't let time pass you by. Get Successful Time Management For Dummies and make the most of every precious minute!
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: Beginning the Revolution: Simple Steps to Start With. Chapter 1: Setting Yourself Up for Success. Chapter 2: Linking Time Management to Life Goals. Chapter 3: Putting a Value on Your Time. Part II: Establishing a Good System. Chapter 4: Focusing Your Efforts, Prioritizing Tasks, and Blocking Your Time. Chapter 5: Setting Up and Maintaining a Productive Workspace. Chapter 6: Fine-Tuning Organization Skills with Technology. Chapter 7: Taking Time Management on the Road. Part III: Confronting Challenges to Time Management. Chapter 8: Communicating Strategically to Get Results - Fast. Chapter 9: Defending Your Day from Interruptions. Chapter 10: Overcoming Procrastination, a Notorious Time Thief. Chapter 11: Making Wise Yet Quick Decisions. Part IV: Maintaining Efficiency When Working with Others. Chapter 12: Coping with a Time-Wasting Boss. Chapter 13: Mastering Meetings with Co-Workers. Chapter 14: Optimizing Collaboration with Business Associates. Part V: Advanced Time Management for Specific Folks. Chapter 15: Time Management for Administrative Staff. Chapter 16: Time Management for Salespeople. Chapter 17: Time Management for Business Owners and Executives. Chapter 18: Coaching Others to Manage Time Effectively. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Time-Wasting Behaviors. Chapter 20: Ten Time-Effi cient Habits. Chapter 21: Ten Time Savers for Your Personal Life. Chapter 22: Ten Great Time-Saving Technologies. Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Fine-Tune Your Focus on the Job. Index.
Dirk Zeller is a top time manager and sales performer as well as the author of Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies and Telephone Sales For Dummies. For the past decade, he has taught success, sales, and time management strategies and coached executives, managers, and salespeople. Zeller is one of the most sought-after speakers in time management.