151 Quick Ideas to Manage Your Time

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Career Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 190 pages
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This book presents 151 quick and easy ways to meet these challenges in our daily lives. Each idea comes from a real world experience; each is based on the work of people experimenting, examining, exploring and discovering unique solutions to the time problems all of us face every day. These ideas work! They have been tried and tested by others and found successful. Now they are available to you. While all might not be pertinent to your particular circumstances, many will. Select those that fit and try them. Do more in less time, take control of your schedule and create a new balance between your work and family life. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to take charge of your time and increase the quality of your life.
 

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Yet on page 25. But seems really good to continue. Example:''Procrastination is one of the most significant causes of lost time and overtime.'' Read full review

Contents

How to Use This Book
11
This Book Can Save You Time
13
Getting Started Is the Toughest Step
15
Consider a Time Study
16
Assess Your Problem Areas
17
Establish Clear Goals for Your Job
18
Write Down Your Goals and Objectives
20
Set Clear Goals for Time Use
21
Keep Your EDesktop Clean
99
Establish a Clean Filing System
100
Make Certain Your Computer
101
Make Certain Your Internet Connection
102
Not an Option
103
More on PDAs
104
That Cell Phone
105
Who Knows Your Cell Phone Number?
106

Set Daily and Weekly Objectives
22
Start Your Day the Night Before
23
Dont Procrastinate
24
8020
25
The ABCs of Prioritizing
26
The A in ABC
27
The Bin ABC
28
The C in ABC
30
Write Down Tasks as You Receive Them
31
Set Deadlines for Assignments
32
UnderCommit and OverDeliver
33
Keep Score
34
Make a To Do List
35
Use the To Do List
36
Share the To Do List
38
Update the To Do List
39
General
40
The Desktop
41
Paper Files
43
Folders
44
Electronic Files
45
Contacts
46
Cull Your Files
47
Handle Your Mail Efficiently
48
Use a Suspense File
49
Keep Only One PlannerScheduler
50
What to Keepand What Not to Keep
51
What to Do With Draft Documents
53
Handle Business Cards
54
Know Your Best Working Hours
55
Make Critical Appointments at Your Best Times
56
Group Similar Tasks
57
Put Up a Fence
58
Block Contingency Time Every Day
59
A 5Step Process
60
Step 1
62
Step 3
63
Step 4
64
Use an Electronic Calendar
65
Make the Electronic Calendar Work
66
Attend Outside Meetings
67
Set Office Hours
68
Handle Voice Mail
71
Your VoiceMail Message
72
Use Voice Mail as a Call Screener
73
Use Caller ID Effectively
75
Handle Inbound Phone Calls
76
Handle Outbound Phone Calls
77
Keep Written Records of Phone Calls
78
Speaking Is Faster Than Writing Memos
79
Handle Your Paper Mail
80
When
81
Brevity
83
Files
84
Fight Spam
85
Discourage the Jokers
86
Organize Your Folders
87
Write Clear and Direct Subject Lines
88
Copy and Paste Are Two of Your Best Friends
89
Handle Office Visits
90
Handle Paper Files
91
Cull and Kill
92
Use a Reading File
93
Create a Contact List
94
Use a PDA
95
Make It Really Save Time
97
Keep Software Current
98
Set to Stun
107
To BlueTooth or Not to BlueTooth
108
Is Text Messaging for You?
109
Get Your Own Printer
110
Get Computer Training to Get More Efficient
111
The ThirdGreatest TimeKiller
113
They Cant be Avoided
114
Meeting TimingWhen Is Best?
115
Put a Time Limit on Meetings
116
Have an Agenda for Meetings
117
Use the AgendaTime the Elements
118
Distribute the Agenda in Advance
119
Train Yourself on Conducting Meetings
120
Train Participants and
121
Attend Only the Meetings You Must
122
The Greatest Time Killer
123
Communicate Your Work Style
124
Adjust to Your Boss
125
Find a Mentor or Coach
127
Control Interactions With Others
128
The Geography of the Office
129
Desk Placement
130
Chair Placement
131
Relationships to Windows
132
Discourage War Stories
133
Stand and Be Counted
135
Learn to Say No
136
Train Your Staff to Handle
139
Recognize That Procrastination Is a Habit
140
Dont Put It Off Wimpy
142
If Its on the To Do List DoIt
143
Commit to the Jobor Delegate It
144
Its Not My Job Man
145
Beat the Fear of the Unknown
146
Overcome the Insecurity
147
If You are Not Interested Get Interested
148
If You Dont Like the Task
149
Schedule Travel Trips in Batches
150
Use Travel Time to Learn
151
Use Travel Time to Communicate
152
Use Travel Time to Unwind
154
Use Travel Time to Prepare
155
Use Airplane Time to Catch Up
156
Use Travel Time to Read
157
Set Personal and Family Goals
158
Make Certain You Leave Time
159
Schedule Down Time During the Day
160
Take Brief Breaks
161
Dont Overwork Yourself
162
Schedule Medical and Dental Visits
163
Schedule Medical and Dental
164
Buy Bulk
165
Organize the Closet
166
Dont Make Special TripsCombine Them
167
Organize and Systematize
169
Train the Family
170
Reward Yourself
171
Dont Be a Perfectionist
172
TV Time Sucks Away From People Time
174
Control Childrens Access to TV
175
Control Childrens Access to the Internet
176
Dont Check Your Portfolio Every Day
177
Schedule Vacationsand Take Them
179
Try to Live Close to Work
180
Index
183
About the Author
189
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