Synopses & Reviews
A proven action plan for enhancing your most precious resourcetime Do you feel bogged down by paperwork, routine chores, and interruptions? Have you told yourself that if you only had more time you could accomplish more in your professional and personal life? This practical guide shows you how to manage your time most efficiently and effectively. Revised and expanded to include the latest strategies and equipment, Successful Time Management, Second Edition, helps you develop and enact an action plan to get more done at work and at home. Jack Ferners interactive, step-by-step approach offers:
- Clear-cut, easy-to-follow guidelines on how to recognize, analyze, and fix existing time-management problems
- Proven strategies for establishing clear goals, setting priorities, and committing to a course of action
- Expert tips on controlling interruptions, saying no when necessary, and delegating
- Dozens of helpful charts and planning worksheets, skill-building exercises, and actual cases
"Imaginative and provocative
a readable and interesting treatment of a subject that all may find profitable.
Recommended." Academy of Management Review "One of the best single publications to help the individual
become more proficient in time management.
Belongs in the library of every manager." Training World
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-310) and index.
About the Author
JACK D. FERNER is Professor of Management at Wake Forest MBA, Wake Forest University. A noted expert on time management, he conducts frequent lectures and seminars on the subject.
Table of Contents
Basic Concepts of Time Management.
The Time Log: Analyzing How You Use Your Time.
Analyzing the Time Problems of Your Work Team.
Setting Goals and Priorities.
The Action Plan.
Planning Guides and Daily Schedules.
Controlling Interruptions, Crises, and Routine Paperwork.
Improving Meetings: A Key to Effective Teamwork.
Your Monday Morning In-Basket.
Completing the Cycle: Repeated Analysis and Follow-Up.