100 Great Time Management Ideas

100 Great Time Management Ideas: from successful executives and managers around the world by Patrick Forsyth

Time is a resource like any other. And an important one, respect for which can boost effectiveness and profitability—so time management is a crucial skill. It can enhance personal productivity, allow you to focus on priorities, and ultimately act directly to improve your effectiveness and hence the overall success of the organization.

Few, if any, of us organize our time perfectly, but some are manifestly better at it than others. Why? Simply, it is that those who are more successful have a different attitude to the process.

Regret for the things you did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things you did not do that is inconsolable.

-Sidney J. Harris

The Ideas:

  1. See where time goes now
  2. Plan, work—work, plan
  3. Setting clear objectives
  4. Speculate to accumulate
  5. Using Pareto’s law
  6. Tackling the tyranny of the urgent versus the important
  7. Give clear instructions
  8. Beware favorites
  9. Use a “document parking” system
  10. Aim at influencing particular result areas
  11. Make use of checklists
  12. Use abstracts
  13. The best assistant
  14. Communicate with your secretary
  15. Be brief
  16. A clear diary
  17. What kind of system?
  18. Good, better, best… acceptable
  19. Trust the computer?
  20. Cancellation as a time saver
  21. Motivate your people
  22. Thinking ahead
  23. See the broad picture
  24. Avoiding a common confusion
  25. “Everybody’s gone surfing, surfing ..
  26. And let’s send a copy to …
  27. Telephone efficiency
  28. A little help from some “special” friends
  29. Give yourself some time rules
  30. Don’t write
  31. Avoid purposeless meetings
  32. Handling telephone interruptions
  33. Keep papers safe and tidy
  34. Do not put it in writing
  35. A magic word
  36. The productive breather
  37. Write faster
  38. A cosmic danger
  39. Morning, noon, or night
  40. Technology to the rescue
  41. Time to stay put
  42. When being regular is a problem
  43. Time to get noticed
  44. The most time-saving object in your office
  45. What I meant to say …
  46. Avoiding meeting mayhem
  47. In the beginning—or not?
  48. The conflict/time equation
  49. Too many head chefs
  50. An idea that generates ideas
  51. Reward yourself
  52. Best time for appointments
  53. But I know where everything is
  54. One thing at a time—together
  55. At the bottom of the pile
  56. Resolve to “blitz the bits”
  57. “If I had wanted it tomorrow I would have asked for it tomorrow”
  58. Be secure
  59. Where you are may be as important as what you do
  60. Do a swap
  61. Food for thought
  62. Less in touch, more time
  63. In times of (travel) trouble
  64. While you were away
  65. “Well, it’s always been done like this”
  66. I was just passing
  67. Encourage and help others
  68. To meet or not to meet…
  69. Categorize to maintain the balance
  70. On occasion, let’s talk
  71. Well spotted
  72. Fighting the plague
  73. Let the plant grow
  74. Over to you
  75. Know when to leave well alone
  76. Is that the time?
  77. Making it clear
  78. Soldiering on
  79. Driven to distractions
  80. A clear agenda = a shorter meeting
  81. The most time-saving phrase in the English language
  82. Work to rule!
  83. A balancing act
  84. Avoid duplicating information unnecessarily
  85. The right methodology?
  86. Make skills save time
  87. Timing and meetings
  88. Plan your journey
  89. Working the plan
  90. Allow for the unexpected
  91. So cats can play
  92. Coping with IT change
  93. Time to tell a white lie?
  94. On the move
  95. Never compete with interruptions
  96. Meetings: where to hold them
  97. A time-aware team
  98. More possibilities
  99. Focus on what achieves results
  100.  Follow Sinatra

Language: English
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Pages: 225
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