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Time Management In An Instant

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Surveys show that people in corporations receive an average of 175 messages per day. Topping the list is e-mail, surpassing voice mail, faxes, and telephone messages as the most frequent type of message received. While e-mail is the biggest communication tool for business use, its remote nature--which eliminates tone of voice and body language--presents a huge potential for misunderstanding and misinterpretation. Many people find themselves dealing with dozens of e-mails every day whose impact has been lost in cyberspace and, as a result, frequently miss the mark.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. 1. Assess Your Time-Management Skills
  8. 2. Understand Your Relationship With Time
  9. 3. Get Out of Time Denial
  10. 4. Keep an Activity Log
  11. 5. Apply the 80/20 Rule
  12. 6. Achieve Your Goals Every Day
  13. 7. Design Goals in All Areas of Life
  14. 8. Beware the Stop-Goal
  15. 9. Lay Out Your Long-Term Goals
  16. 10. Make Your Goals Specific
  17. 11. Set Solid and Stretch Goals
  18. 12. Support Your Goals
  19. 13. Broaden Your Definition of Finished
  20. 14. Generate Energy With Your To-Do List
  21. 15. Minimize Unfinished Business
  22. 16. Choose the Perfect Planner
  23. 17. Consider Both Paper and PDA
  24. 18. Put Together a Workable Planner
  25. 19. Capture Your Open Items
  26. 20. Create To-Do Lists
  27. 21. Plan Your Daily To-Do’s
  28. 22. Retool Your Priority System
  29. 23. Utilize the Four D’s
  30. 24. Learn From the Masters
  31. 25. Cultivate Time-Efficient Conversations
  32. 26. Identify Your Interruptions
  33. 27. Overcome Multitasking Madness
  34. 28. Fight Distraction and Find Your Focus
  35. 29. Don’t Get Caught in the Yes Trap
  36. 30. Break the Habits That Hold You Back
  37. 31. Size Up Your Delegation Skills
  38. 32. Decide Who to Delegate To
  39. 33. Delegate Like a Pro
  40. 34. Polish Your Delegation Delivery
  41. 35. Determine What to Delegate
  42. 36. Take the Pulse of Your Procrastination
  43. 37. Give Yourself a Procrastination Inoculation
  44. 38. Chunk Down
  45. 39. Assign Every Meeting a PAL
  46. 40. Hone the Habits of Meeting Management
  47. 41. Promote Participation in Meetings
  48. 42. Strengthen Your Meeting Facilitation Skills
  49. 43. Step Back and Problem Solve
  50. 44. Forecast the Success of a Solution
  51. 45. Take a Real Vacation
  52. 46. Try a Staycation
  53. 47. Stay Sane Getting Back From Vacation
  54. 48. Use Your Conference Time Wisely
  55. 49. Make the Most of an Off-Site
  56. 50. Clean Out Your File Drawer
  57. 51. Process Your Desktop In-Box
  58. 52. Reorganize Your Filing System
  59. 53. Sort Your Stuff
  60. 54. Manage Outgoing Calls
  61. 55. Control Incoming Calls
  62. 56. Organize Your E-mail In-Box
  63. 57. Streamline Your E-mail
  64. 58. Move Your Body
  65. 59. Get A Good Night’s Sleep
  66. 60. Save Time in Your Personal Life
  67. Conclusion
  68. Index
  69. About the Author
  70. About Sterling Consulting Group