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Successful Time Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-98266-2
384 pages
March 2015
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Incorporate effective time management and transform your life

If you always feel like there's not enough time in the day to get everything accomplished, Successful Time Management For Dummies is the resource that can help change your workday and your life. Filled with insights into how the most successful people manage distractions, fight procrastination, and optimize their workspace, this guide provides an in-depth look at the specific steps you can use to take back those precious hours and minutes to make more of your workday and your leisure time.

Modern life is packed with commitments that take up time and energy. But by more effectively managing time and cutting out unnecessary and unproductive activities, you really can do more with less. In this complete guide to time management, you'll find out how to manage email effectively, cut down on meetings and optimize facetime, use technology wisely, maximize your effectiveness during travel, and much more.

  • Find out how to accomplish more at work and in life, all in less time
  • Organize your professional life and workspace for optimal productivity
  • Learn to put an end to procrastination and successfully handle interruptions
  • Get specific insights into time management in various functions, from administration professionals to executives

If you're looking to take back your time and ramp up your productivity, Successful Time Management For Dummies is the resource to help get your there in a hurry.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Icons Used in This Book 2

Foolish Assumptions 3

Beyond the Book 3

Where to Go From Here 4

Part I: Beginning the Revolution:Simple Steps to Start With 5

Chapter 1: The Essence of Good Time Management: Organizing Yourself 7

Chapter 2: Setting Yourself Up for Success 13

Chapter 3: Linking Time Management to Life Goals 25

Chapter 4: Putting a Value on Your Time 41

Part II: Establishing a Good System 51

Chapter 5: Focusing Your Efforts, Prioritizing Tasks, and Blocking Your Time 53

Chapter 6: Efficiently Working from a Home Office 73

Chapter 7: Setting Up and Maintaining a Productive Workspace 85

Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Organization Skills with Technology 101

Part III: Using Technology to Leverage Your Time 117

Chapter 9: Leveraging Your Time with Technology 119

Chapter 10: Controlling Email Overload 131

Chapter 11: The Facebook Balancing Act 139

Chapter 12: Twitter: Time Saver or Time Waster 149

Chapter 13: Creating Effective LinkedIn Strategies 155

Part IV: Confronting Challenges to Time Management 161

Chapter 14: Communicating Strategically to Get Results — Fast 163

Chapter 15: Defending Your Day from Interruptions 185

Chapter 16: Overcoming Procrastination 203

Chapter 17: Coping with a Time-Wasting Boss 221

Chapter 18: Mastering Meetings with Co ]Workers 233

Part V: Maintaining Efficiency When Working with Others 251

Chapter 19: Time Management for Administrative Staff 253

Chapter 20: Time Management for Salespeople 265

Chapter 21: Time Management for Business Owners and Executives 287

Chapter 22: Coaching Others to Manage Time Effectively 303

Part VI: The Part of Tens 319

Chapter 23: Ten Time ]Wasting Behaviors 321

Chapter 24: Ten Time ]Efficient Habits 331

Index 339

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Author Information

Dirk Zeller is one of the world's most published authors on success, time management, productivity, sales, and life balance. He is the author of ten top-selling books, including Telephone Sales For Dummies and Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies.

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