Improve Your Time Management: Teach Yourself

Improve Your Time Management: Teach Yourself

Paperback Teach Yourself Business Skills

By (author) Polly Bird

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 198mm x 16mm | 194g
  • Publication date: 26 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444102524
  • ISBN 13: 9781444102529
  • Sales rank: 328,413

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Is this the right book for me? Improve your Time Management is the definitive guide to the basics of time management - the art of organising your life so that you are in control. You don't need complicated equipment, dozens of staff or a six-month break to learn how to save time and achieve more. All you need is a willingness to try some of the ideas in this book and the energy to start now. The book starts by asking you what you want to do with your life and explains how to work out how you really spend your time. It helps you to find out what you do that wastes time and tells you how to eliminate it then shows you how to plan your life better so that you deal with important activities and tasks at the most appropriate times. It tackles time-wasting activities such as paperwork, phone calls and meetings. And just to make sure that you aren't the only person in your office working at optimum efficiency, it explains how to instill good time management practices in your staff. By the time you finish the book, you will not only be using your time more effectively but will have more of it. This book will help you turn time into your best friend rather than your worst enemy. Improve Your Time Management includes: Chapter 1: Choose your personal priorities Chapter 2: How much time have you got? Chapter 3: Plan your time Chapter 4: Using transition time Chapter 5: Conquer procrastination Chapter 6: Learn to say 'no' Chapter 7: Reduce paperwork Chapter 8: Subdue your phone Chapter 9: Master your meetings Chapter 10: The art of delegating Chapter 11: Deal with information overload Chapter 12: Time management training Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of time management. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Author information

Polly Bird is a prolific professional writer of business books, specialising in time management. Like most people she has to to combine many different roles and activities and admits that without time management she would be swamped. During the past 20 years that she has been a professional author she has also raised a family, run a home, been a campaigner, successfully studied part-time for a Ph.D and become a bookbinder, so her strategies are tried and tested!

Table of contents

1. CHOOSE YOUR PERSONAL PRIORITIES Where are you going? 2. HOW MUCH TIME HAVE YOU GOT? Do you know what you do? 3. PLAN YOUR TIME Planning by priorities 4. USING TRANSITION TIME Seizing the moment 5. CONQUER PROCRASTINATION If you don't start you can't finish 6. LEARN TO SAY 'NO' Ways to say 'no' without tears 7. REDUCE PAPERWORK Clearance action plan 8. SUBDUE YOUR PHONE Dealing with calls 9. MASTER YOUR MEETINGS Meetings - work or waste? 10. THE ART OF DELEGATING Don't try to do it all 11. DEAL WITH INFORMATION OVERLOAD What do you need to know? 12. TIME MANAGEMENT TRAINING Bring your expertise to work 13. TAKING IT FURTHER 14. GLOSSARY