Time Trap: The Classic Book on Time Management

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You have all the time there is. You have the same twenty-four hours (1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds) that everyone has. What can be different is how you use them. Whether you work for a huge multi-national corporation, a small start-up, or are self-employed; whether you're a farmer, school principal, lawyer, store owner, or research scientist, chances are you fall into the same time traps we all do. Now, world-renowned time management expert, Dr. Alec Mackenzie, will show you how to climb out. In Part One of The ...
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Overview

You have all the time there is. You have the same twenty-four hours (1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds) that everyone has. What can be different is how you use them. Whether you work for a huge multi-national corporation, a small start-up, or are self-employed; whether you're a farmer, school principal, lawyer, store owner, or research scientist, chances are you fall into the same time traps we all do. Now, world-renowned time management expert, Dr. Alec Mackenzie, will show you how to climb out. In Part One of The Time Trap, Mackenzie explores the general principles of time management, the "hows and whys." He begins by asking the biggest "why" of all: in the twenty-first century, with all our pocket diaries, personal organizers and hand-held computers with expensive time management software, why is time management still a problem? He finds the answer in the powerful pull of human nature, the difficulty of breaking old habits and learning new ones, and the way habits in one area affect behavior in another. Managing time starts with establishing goals and setting priorities. After setting priorities you can take charge of your time -- and your time is your life -- by using the most effective time management tool: a written plan for the day, supported by an overall planning system. In Part Two, Mackenzie addresses the causes and cures of the top twenty time wasters. For each, he defines the real problem, examines its cause, and describes detailed solution strategies. He shows that many of us fall into time traps because we don't know how to say "No!" to a friend, colleague, family member or boss without being afraid of offending them. Then he presents dozens of real-life scenarios, demonstrating exactly what to say and do in these delicate, difficult situations. You'll learn how to deal with drop-in visitors, maximize meetings, delegate responsibility, improve your communication, and much more. So read this book and reap the rewards of effective, successful time mana
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567315035
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 282

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition vii
Acknowledgments xiii
Part 1 Time Management in the Year 2000 and Beyond 1
1 Why Is Time Management Still a Problem? 3
2 New Perspectives: The Real Purpose of Time Management 14
3 Planning Puts You in Control 29
4 Making Changes: Start Where You Are 46
Part 2 The Twenty Biggest Time Wasters and How to Cure Them 61
1. Management by Crisis 63
2. Telephone Interruptions 71
3. Inadequate Planning 81
4. Attempting Too Much 96
5. Drop-In Visitors 103
6. Ineffective Delegation 114
7. Personal Disorganization 121
8. Lack of Self-Discipline 131
9. Inability to Say No 136
10. Procrastination 141
11. Meetings 149
12. Paperwork 157
13. Leaving Tasks Unfinished 166
14. Inadequate Staff 170
15. Socializing 174
16. Confused Responsibility or Authority 179
17. Poor Communication 184
18. Inadequate Controls and Progress Reports 190
19. Incomplete Information 197
20. Travel 201
Part 3 Using Time to Live and Work Better 209
Section A Successful Top Time Managers Reveal Their Biggest Challenges and Their Biggest Secrets 211
Section B Your Action Plan 233
Appendix A Escaping the Time Trap: Summary of the Twenty Biggest Time Wasters and Their Causes and Solutions 247
Appendix B Electronic Time Management 268
Index 275
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