Successful Time Management For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 24, 2008 - Business & Economics - 388 pages
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!


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Table ofContentsIntroduction
Following a System
Linking Time Management to Life Goals
PuttingaValue on Your Time
Establishing a Good System
Setting Up and Maintaining a Productive Workspace
FineTuning Organization Skills with Technology
Taking Time Management onthe Road
Mastering Meetings with CoWorkers
Running the Meeting Well
Optimizing Collaboration with Business Associates
Handling Indecision
Time Management for Administrative Staff
Coaching Others to Manage Time Effectively
Using the four probabilities of success asa gauge Tapping into anemployees motivation Establishing Goals
CanThisEmployee BeSaved?

Communicating Strategically toGet ResultsFast
Defending Your Day from Interruptions
Working with Intrusive Clients
Making WiseYetQuick Decisions Looking at theSource of Most DecisionRelated Struggles
Coping with a TimeWasting Boss Fulfilling Your Objectivesto Help YourBoss MeetHers Maintaining Personal Boundaries
Ten TimeEfficient Habits
Hire Out YourYard Work Invite a Personal Chef for Dinner Hire a House Cleaner
Ten Ways to FineTune Your Focus on the

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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.

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