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Author Seiwert, Lothar.

Title Effective Time Management
Published Sebastopol : Microsoft Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: How Not to Drown in the Email Flood; It's Not the Email Messages, It's How We Handle Them; Don't Let Yourself Get Distracted; Break Your Response Pattern; Keep Your Inbox in Order; Process Your Email Block with the DANF System; File Email Messages Accordingly; Create and Use Your Own Folder Structure; Flag the Messages You Still Need to Work On; Don't Force Alarms on Yourself: The Reminder Functions of Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010; Keep All Items That Are Flagged for Processing in a Single View; Let Outlook Presort Your Inbox for You
Combine Similar Tasks into Task BlocksFor Advanced Users: Take Advantage of the Journal for Semi-Automatic Time Protocols; Take Your Performance Curve and Your Disruption Curve into Consideration; Focus on Your Important Tasks Without Interruptions During Productivity Hours; Order Must Prevail; Hide the Tasks Intended for Block Building in the Week/Day Views; Mark Tasks That Are Due Today and Tomorrow in Color; Gain a Better Overview by Using Appointment Lists; Fine-Tune Your Daily Planning; Plan Pending Tasks with the 25,000 Method; More Steps for Successful Daily Planning
Keep Track of Your Most Important Categories by Using ColorsFilter and Group by Category; The Kiesel Principle-Gain More Time for What Matters Most Each Week; Keep Your Life in Balance; Plan Your Professional Life and Private Life Together; Regularly Take Time for What Really Counts; How to Plan Your Week with Outlook; Prepare Your Task List for the Week; Plan Tasks and Appointments Together in Balance; Plan Appointments with Yourself to Concentrate on the Essential Tasks; You Try It; Chapter 4: How to Make Your Daily Planning Work in Real Life; The Basics of Successful Day Planning
Make Further Appointments with Yourself
Tasks vs. AppointmentsTasks in Outlook; The Text Editor in Outlook 2010/Outlook 2007; Define Your Own Views (Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2010); Use Filters to Clean Up Your Views; Fine-Tune Your Priorities with the 25,000 Method; The To-Do List-View Tasks from Multiple Folders and Email Messages at the Same Time; You Try It; Chapter 3: How to Gain More Time for What's Essential with an Effective Week Planner; What Really Matters-and Why Does It Continue to Remain Undone?; Take Advantage of Categories to Combine Tasks; Gain Perspective with Categories
Think Before You CommunicateMake Your Text Easier to Understand: Always Adjust It to the Recipients; Keep Your Phrasing Short, Precise, and Crystal Clear; Use Well-Written Subject Lines to Make Everyone's Life Easier; You Try It; Chapter 2: How to Work More Effectively with Tasks and Priorities; How to Run a Country Like the United States in the 24 Hours a Day Has to Offer-Set Priorities!; Focus on What Matters Most (the Pareto Principle); Decide What's Most Important-Use the Eisenhower Matrix to Set Rough Priorities; Write Down Your Plans; Use Task Lists to Plan Flexibly and Effectively
Summary Take charge-and create an effective balance between your work and personal life with the help of Microsoft Outlook. In this practical guide, two experts teach you a proven time-management system, showing you how to set and manage your priorities with custom modifications to Outlook. Sharpen your focus, combat distractions-and manage your time with complete confidence. Get the skills to take control of your schedule Organize email in a systematic way and keep your inbox cleanSchedule time for productivity-and defend it against interruptionsApply Outlook filters to help you manage tasks and pr
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Form Electronic book
Author Woeltje, Holger
ISBN 0735665435