The Time Trap
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|Format:||Paperback, 304 pages, 4th Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||black & white tables|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 July 2009|
The all-time classic book on time management, "The Time Trap", has shown countless readers how to squeeze the optimal efficiency and satisfaction out of their work day. Based on decades of research with businesspeople around the world, and now completely updated. Filled with smart tactics, revealing interviews, and handy time management tools, the book has been extensively revised to cover time management challenges caused by new technologies and the Internet, and to provide technology-based solutions. For those who feel swamped by work and information overload, this is the proven, up-to-the-minute guide they need for getting things done when there never seems to be enough time.
About the Author
Alec Mackenzie (deceased) was an internationally known speaker and consultant, and author of all its previous editions. Pat Nickerson is founder and president of EBI, Inc. In addition to being a speaker and corporate trainer, she is the author of Managing Multiple Bosses (978-08144- 7025-1).
Table of Contents
CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgments PART ONE Time Management for the Twenty-First Century 1 Why Time Still Baffles the Best of Us 2 Time Traps We've Been Taught 3 How to Connect Goals, Objectives, and Priorities 4 How to Set Priorities and Hold Them 5 How to Tame the Time Log PART TWO The New Time Traps and Escapes 6 Management by Crisis 7 Inadequate Planning 8 Inability to Say No 9 Poor Communication 10 Poorly Run Meetings 11 The World Gone Virtual 12 E-Mail Mania 13 The Untamed Telephone 14 Information Overload and the Paper Chase 15 Confused Responsibility and Authority 16 Poor Delegation and Training 17 Procrastination and Leaving Tasks Unfinished 18 Socializing and Drop-In Visitors 19 Attempting Too Much PART THREE Parting Advice 20 Life Lessons in Time Management 21 Where Do We Go from Here? PART FOUR Quick Solutions Summaries for the New Time Traps Trap 1: Management By Crisis Trap 2: Inadequate Planning Trap 3: Inability to Say No Trap 4: Communication Trap 5: Poorly Run Meetings Trap 6: The World Gone Virtual Trap 7: E-Mail Mania Trap 8: The Untamed Telephone Trap 9: Incomplete Information and the Paper Chase Trap 10: Confused Responsibility and Authority Trap 11: Poor Delegation and Training Trap 12: Procrastination and Leaving Tasks Unfinished Trap 13: Socializing and Drop-In Visitors Trap 14: Attempting Too Much Index
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimetres (0.52 kg)|