Title Successful Time Management, 5/e (Creating Success Series)
Subtitle How to be Organized, Productive and Get Things Done
Author Patrick Forsyth
ISBN 9780749486198
List price GBP 9.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 176
Book size 140 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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Successful Time Management is packed with proven tips, tools and techniques to help you review and assess your time management and adopt new work practices to improve it. It includes great time-saving ideas, practical solutions and checklists, plus advice on: controlling paperwork, organizing your emails, delegating and working with others, prioritizing to focus on key issues, getting and staying organized.

Fully updated for 2019, this 5th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips to help you minimize time-wasting and interruptions, and focus on the priorities that will lead to success in your job and career. Successful Time Management will give you the tools to become more efficient and effective.

The Creating Success series of books...

Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you’ll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.


Key features:

  • Provides effective ways to manage your schedule so as to maximize productivity at work and at home
  • Is part of the bestselling Creating Success series, which has sold over 1,000,000 copies and contains practical advice on essential and value-adding work skills to help you develop your career
  • Is packed with exercises, action sheets, and appendices, including a brief assessment of various time management systems such as day, year, and meeting planners
  • Features a free downloadable priority sheet template
  • New to this edition: New and improved practical features to aid learning, including useful templates, top tips, and interactive, reflective exercises



Chapter 1: Time, a key resource: opportunities and difficulties • Making it work • A personal approach • The productivity gain • Speculate to accumulate • Perfect time

Chapter 2: First steps towards effective time management • Your work mix • Assessing your current working practice • Plan the work and work the plan • What kind of system? • Setting clear objectives • Thinking ahead • Spend time to save time • Taking time to think • Be prepared to say ‘no’ • To be, or not to be (perfect) • Work smarter not longer • Reward yourself • Maintaining good intentions

Chapter 3: Getting (and staying) organized • Work the plan • Time at home • Batch your tasks • Use your diary effectively • Schedule appointments with care • Clear your desk • Avoid ‘cherry picking’ • The internet • Highlight key facts • Insist on quality • Action or investment • Working with a secretary or PA • Use a ‘document parking’ system • Make use of checklists • Directing the techniques at particular result areas • Intermission... take a break

Chapter 4: Combating the time wasters • The greatest time waster? • Why uncomfortable is good • When performance is inadequate • Recognizing reality • Identifying opportunities • Handling personal interruptions • Handling telephone interruptions • Save time getting through • Make messages accurate • Email • On the move

Chapter 5: Emails: shortcut or time black hole? • Email versus snail mail • Email: possible disadvantages • Basic guidelines • Systematic sorting • Digital signatures and other security devices • Jargon and acronyms • Attachments • Hyperlinks • Potential problems

Chapter 6: First things first • Pareto’s law • Make the miscellaneous a priority • Schedule – backwards • Be honest about deadlines • Review task methodology • Eliminate the unnecessary • Danger – keep your distance • Be confident of your priorities

Chapter 7: Controlling the paperwork • Aim to minimize paperwork • Make a habit of brevity • Minimize your paper handling • Do not let files and filing waste time • Keep papers neat • Computerize it – but carefully • Do not duplicate information unnecessarily • Do not proliferate information unnecessarily • Do not put it in writing • Write faster • WPB – the most time-saving object in your office

Chapter 8: Working with other people • The socializing organization • Informal contact • Making a working lunch work • Consider a day out • No conflict – no wasted time • The right people • The need for clear instructions • Don’t do it – delegate • Swap tasks to save time • Develop your people • Simply the most time-saving phrase in the language • Do not hover • Motivate your people • Provide specific time management help for staff • Make and keep some firm rules • Meetings – danger or opportunity?

Chapter 9: Final words • Is it worthwhile? • A final, final word

About the Author:

Patrick Forsyth runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy based in the UK and specialises in marketing, sales and communications skills. Writing is a significant part of his own work portfolio. He is the author of more than fifty successful business books (with translations into 23 languages). These include: How to Motivate People, Successful Time Management, How to Write Reports and Proposals, Tough Tactics for Tough Times, Effective Business Writing and The PowerPoint Detox (all published by Kogan Page). He writes regularly for a number of business journals and for Writing Magazine, and devises and writes training materials.

Target Audience:

This book will give you the tools to become more efficient and effective. It aims to provide a state-of-the-art statement of best time management practice.

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