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Time Management For Dummies - UK, UK Portable Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-99629-3
256 pages
February 2011
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If you’re finding yourself tied down by piles of paperwork, endless unanswered emails and thousands of to-do lists, then this is the book for you! Become a more efficient, effective and productive you with Time Management For Dummies- your one-stop guide to taking control of your life.

Packed with hundreds of time-saving ideas, techniques and strategies, you’ll be able to: get on top of your workload, communicate effectively, make the most of your business meetings, organise your desk and files, prioritise and delegate well, and kick the procrastination habit. With tips on getting more out of your time away from your desk, maintaining a productive home office environment and still finding time to see to your finances, health and social life, these time management tools will leave you feeling in control of your life – at work and at home.

Time Management For Dummies covers:

  • What is Time Management?
  • Getting Your Time in Order
  • Organising The Work You Have To Do
  • Working From Home
  • The Bigger Picture
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: What Is Time Management? 7

Chapter 1: Replacing Bad Time Habits with Good Ones 9

Chapter 2: Getting On with the Task in Hand 19

Part II: Getting Your Time in Order 43

Chapter 3: Putting Everything in Its Place 45

Chapter 4: Organising Your Time and Your Tasks 57

Chapter 5: Setting Your Boundaries 73

Part III: Organising the Work You Do 85

Chapter 6: Making the Most of Meetings 87

Chapter 7: Saving Time by Organising Your Paperwork 97

Chapter 8: Dealing with Your Emails 109

Chapter 9: Handling Phone Calls 119

Chapter 10: Dealing with Distractions and Interruptions 135

Chapter 11: Perfecting the Art of Delegation 145

Part IV: Working from Home 155

Chapter 12: Finding a Time-Efficient Work Style at Home 157

Chapter 13: Setting Up Your Home Office 167

Part V: Looking at the Bigger Picture 179

Chapter 14: Your Money or Your Life 181

Chapter 15: Looking After Yourself 191

Chapter 16: Taking Time for Fun and Friends 205

Part VI: The Part of Tens 215

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Be More Productive in Your Slack Time 217

Chapter 18: Ten Time-Saving Gadgets 225

Index 233

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Author Information

Clare Evans is a speaker and coach and has been involved in personal development, leadership and mentoring roles for several years.

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"The book has timesaving ideas on anything from organising your desk to making the most of business meetings and delegating." (Sussex Express, October 3, 2008)
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