A guide to the basics of time management, this title reveals the art of organizing your life so that you are in control. You don't need complicated equipment, dozens of staff or a six-month break to learn how to save time and achieve more. Al you need is a willingness to try some of the ideas in this guide and the energy to start now. The text begins by asking you what you want to do with life before explaining how to work out how you really spend your time. It helps you to find out what you do that wastes time and tells you how to eliminate it. It then shows you how to plan your life better so that you deal with important activities and tasks at the most appropriate times. It tackles time-wasting activities such as paperwork, phone calls and meetings. And just to make sure that you are not the only person in your office working at optimum efficiency, it explains how to instill good time management practices in your staff. By the time you finish the book, you should not only be using your time more effectively, but should have more of it. This guide should help you turn time into your best friend rather than your enemy.
Table of Contents
Choose your personal priorities - where are you going?; how much time have you got? do you know what you do?; plan your time - planning by priorities; using transition time -seizing the moment?; conquer procrastination - if you don't start you can't finish; learn to say "no" - ways to say "no" without tears; reduce paperwork - clearance action plan; subdue your phone - dealing with calls; master your meetings - meetings, work or waste?; the art of delegating - don't try to do it all; deal with information overload - what do you need to know?; time management training - bring your expertise to work; taking it further.
Polly Bird is a professional writer of business and training materials.