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Time to be productive

Develop your time management skills

Time to be productive
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ISBN: 978-87-403-0312-4
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Pages : 60
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About the book

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  2. Description
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  4. About the Author

Reviews

Harry J. Jones ★★★★★

The productivity involved in this book didn't just focus on work or business-related issues, but the various aspects that affect a person's life. Must-read.

Description

In this digital age of speed, technology offers challenges as well as benefits. While we scramble to get things done among interruptions, distractions and incessant communications, our working day expands while our personal productivity shrinks. We need new strategies to remain effective in this digital age of speed.

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. Excellence is doing the right things right. All three are threatened by this digital age of speed where the emphasis seems to be placed on doing things faster rather than on the significance of the things we do.

In Time to be productive, Harold Taylor identifies the strategies that are losing their impact, those that should be emphasized even more, and newer strategies based on the belief that the battle for personal productivity is shifting from the office to our minds.

By taking control of technology, managing email, reserving time for helicopter planning, scheduling “work breaks,” applying the sigmoid curve and the 90-minute rule, and following your body clock, you will be able to build a consistent habit of working productively each day.

Content

  1. Man’s quest for increased productivity
    1. Time management beginnings
  2. The changing environment in which we live and work
    1. A new environment requires newer strategies
    2. Speed is the new currency
    3. The hazards of speed
  3. Understanding time management
    1. The difference between managing time and getting organized.
    2. Time management continuum
    3. Efficiency vs. effectiveness
    4. Don’t confuse busy work with real work
    5. Holistic time management
  4. Planning – the key to a successful future
    1. Helicopter planning
    2. The Sigmoid Curve
    3. Vision
    4. Mission statement
    5. Personal policies
  5. Shaping your future with goals
    1. Do you really need goals?
    2. What makes for effective goals?
  6. Converting plans into achievements
    1. A planner is your most important time management tool
    2. Choosing a planner
    3. Time for a “work break.”
    4. Ten ways “To Do” lists can work against you.
    5. PDAs vs. paper planners
  7. Managing technology
    1. Control technology without it controlling you
    2. Why isn’t productivity increasing?
    3. Technology is a double-edged sword
    4. Don’t get lost in the electronic jungle
    5. Is the Internet making us stupid?
  8. Email: use it without it using you
    1. Email has become a 24/7 phenomenon
    2. Managing your email.
    3. What is your Reactive Ratio?
    4. Write email messages with your purpose in mind.
  9. Keep your life in balance
    1. What is life balance?
    2. Signs your life is getting out of balance
    3. Ways to maintain balance in your life
    4. Juggling a career, home and family
    5. Simplifying your life
    6. Ways to simplify your life
    7. Don’t put off living
  10. Books referenced
  11. About the author

About the Author

Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has now been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 35 years. He has written over 20 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work for You. He has developed over 50 time management products, including the popular Taylor Planner, which has sold in 38 countries around the world. He has had over 300 articles accepted for publication.

A past director of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Harold Taylor received their Founder’s Award in 1999 for outstanding contributions to the organizing profession. He received the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 1987 from the National Speakers Association. In 1998 the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers inducted him into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. And in 2001, he received the first Founder’s Award from the Professional Organizers in Canada. The award has been named in his honor.

Since 1981, when he incorporated the original time management company, he has personally presented over 2000 workshops, speeches and keynotes on the topic of time and life management.

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