Asserting Yourself
Handling Stress
Making Time
Managing Yourself
Running Meetings
Selecting People
Understanding Behaviour
The Management Guide to Making Time
By Kate Keenan
Extracts from the book

If you can schedule time for your work in a way which allows you to get things done, you will be more able to meet your deadlines. You will have set aside the time to do what you need to do, and you will find that you have made time to do all sorts of things you never had time for.
If you are avoiding a task, it will not go away and will ultimately end up as a self-imposed crisis and crises are prize methods of wasting time.
One bit at a time
...confront all large jobs by treating them as you would treat watermelons: cut them into manageable chunks. Having done so, work out a schedule for these chunks and tackle one bit at a time.
Don't fool yourself
If you fool yourself into believing your own excuses for not doing things, you will never get down to doing something about it. Be honest with yourself and identify the real reasons why things either do not get done at all or do not get finished on time.

Compact, concise and refreshingly free of jargon, the Pocket Manager Management Guides have the potential to reviatalise any business, even if it's a successful one.
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Written by a chartered psychologist, the series is designed mainly for those running small businesses and professional firms, but also relevant to those running homes and families.
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Especially for people who have neither the time nor the inclination for ploughing through the normal tomes...
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Table of Contents
Making Time
1. Wasting Time
2. Planning Your Tasks
3. Scheduling Your Time
4. Ways of Saving Time
5. Working With Others
6. Making Time for Yourself

Check List for Making Time

The Benefits of Making Time


Author: Kate Keenan
Format: 64 pages, pb
Published: Sept 1999
Price: £2.99
ISBN-10 & ISBN-13: 1-902825-74-8
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