151 Quick Ideas to Manage Your Time: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

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Contents

151 Quick Ideas to Manage Your Time
1
Consider a Time Study
3
Assess Your Problem Areas
5
Establish Clear Goals for Your Job
7
Write Down Your Goals and Objectives
10
Set Clear Goals for Time Use
12
Set Daily and Weekly Objectives
14
Start Your Day the Night Before
16
Make Certain Your Computer Is Operating at Speed
154
Make Certain Your Internet Connection Is at Speed
156
Virus Protection Not an Option
158
More on PDAs
160
That Cell Phone
162
Who Knows Your Cell Phone Number?
164
Cell Phone Set to Stun
165
To BlueTooth or Not to BlueTooth
168

Dont Procrastinate
18
Paretos Principle 8020
19
The ABCs of Prioritizing
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The A in ABC
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The B in ABC
25
The C in ABC
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Write Down Tasks as You Receive Them
29
Set Deadlines for Assignments
31
UnderCommit and OverDeliver
33
Keep Score
35
Make a To Do List
37
Use the To Do List
39
Share the To Do List
41
Update the To Do List
43
Organize Your Workspace General
45
Organize Your Workspace The Desktop
47
Organize Your Workspace Paper Files
50
Organize Your Workspace Folders
51
Organize Your Workspace Electronic Files
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Organize Your Workspace Contacts
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Organize Your Workspace Cull Your Files
57
Handle Your Mail Efficiently
59
Use a Suspense File
61
Keep Only One PlannerScheduler
63
What to Keepand What Not to Keep
65
What to Do With Draft Documents
67
Handle Business Cards
68
Know Your Best Working Hours
71
Make Critical Appointments at Your Best Times
73
Group Similar Tasks
75
Put Up a Fence
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Block Contingency Time Every Day
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Scheduling A 5Step Process
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Scheduling Step 1
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Scheduling Step 2
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Scheduling Step 3
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Scheduling Step 4
86
Scheduling Step 5
87
Use an Electronic Calendar
89
Make the Electronic Calendar Work
91
Attend Outside Meetings
93
Minimize Interruptions Set Office Hours
95
The SecondGreatest TimeKiller
97
Handle Voice Mail
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Your VoiceMail Message
102
Use Voice Mail as a CallScreener
104
Use Caller ID Effectively
106
Handle Inbound Phone Calls
108
Handle Outbound Phone Calls
110
Keep Written Records of Phone Calls
112
Speaking Is Faster Than Writing Memos
114
Handle Your Paper Mail
116
Handle Your Email When
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Handle Your Email Brevity
120
Handle Your Email Files
122
Handle Your Email Fight Spam
124
Email Discourage the Jokers
126
Email Organize Your Folders
128
Email Write Clear and Direct Subject Lines
129
Copy and Paste Are Two of Your Best Friends
131
Handle Office Visits
133
Handle Paper Files
135
Magazines Cull and Kill
137
Use a Reading File
140
Create a Contact List
142
Use a PDA
144
Make It Really Save TimeNot Use More Time
146
Keep Software Current
148
Keep Your Edesktop Clean
150
Establish a Clean Filing System
152
Is Text Messaging for You?
169
Get Your Own Printer
171
Get Computer Training to Get More Efficient
173
The ThirdGreatest TimeKiller
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They Cant Be AvoidedBut They CAN Be Efficient
177
Meeting TimingWhen Is Best?
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Put a Time Limit on Meetings
181
Have an Agenda for Meetings
183
Use the AgendaTime the Elements
185
Distribute the Agenda in Advance
187
Train Yourself on Conducting Meetings
189
Train Participants and Staff on Efficient Meetings
191
Attend Only the Meetings You Must
192
The Greatest TimeKiller
194
Communicate Your Work Style
196
Adjust to Your Boss
198
Find a Mentor or Coach
200
Control Interactions With Others
202
The Geography of the Office
204
Desk Placement
206
Chair Placement
208
Relationships to Windows
210
Discourage War Stories
211
Stand and Be Counted
213
Learn to Say No
215
Learn to Delegate Discover What Your Staff Can Handle
217
Learn to Delegate Learn What Others Can Handle Better
219
Learn to Delegate Train Your Staff to Handle
221
Recognize That Procrastination Is a HabitWork to Break It
223
Dont Put It Off Wimpy
225
If Its on the To Do List Do It
226
Commit to the Jobor Delegate It
228
Its Not My Job Man
230
Beat the Fear of the Unknown
233
Overcome the Insecurity of a Lack of Knowledge
235
If You Are Not Interested Get Interested
236
If You Dont Like the Task Do It and It Will Go Away
238
Schedule Travel Trips in Batches
240
Use Travel Time to Learn
241
Use Travel Time to Communicate
244
Use Travel Time to Unwind
246
Use Travel Time to Prepare
248
Use Airplane Time to Catch Up
249
Use Travel Time to Read
251
Set Personal and Family Goals
252
Make Certain You Leave Time for Personal Goals
254
Schedule Downtime During the Day
256
Take Brief Breaks
258
Dont Over work Yourself
260
Schedule Medical and Dental Visits Well in Advance
262
Schedule Medical and Dental Visits for Early Morning
264
Grocery Trips Buy Bulk
266
Organize the Closet
268
Dont Make Special TripsCombine Them
269
Organize and Systemize Your Morning Procedure
271
Train the Family
273
Reward Yourself
275
Dont Be a Perfectionist
277
Home Communication Are You OverConnected?
278
TV Time Sucks Away From People Time
281
Control Childrens Access to TV
283
Control Childrens Access to the Internet
284
Dont Check Your Portfolio Every Day
286
Schedule Vacationsand Take Them
288
Try to Live Close to Work
290
About the Author
293
Back Cover Material
296
Index
299
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