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Author Mackenzie, R. Alec.

Title The time trap : the classic book on time management / Alec Mackenzie and Pat Nickerson
Edition Fourth edition
Published New York : American Management Association, 2009


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 MELB  650.11 Mac/Ttt 2009  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  650.11 Mac/Ttt 2009  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 302 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Time management for the 21st century. Why time still baffles the best of us ; Time traps we've been taught ; How to connect goals, objectives, and priorities ; How to set priorities and hold them ; How to tame the time log -- The new time traps and escapes. Management by crisis ; Inadequate planning ; Inability to say no ; Poor communication ; Poorly run meetings ; The world gone virtual ; E-mail mania ; The untamed telephone ; Information overload and the paper chase ; Confused responsibility and authority ; Poor delegation and training ; Procrastination and leaving tasks unfinished ; Socializing and drop-in visitors ; Attempting too much -- Parting advice. Life lessons in time management ; Where do we go from here? -- Quick solutions summaries for the new time traps
Summary "One of the all-time bestselling books on time management, The Time Trap has shown countless readers how to squeeze the optimal efficiency--and satisfaction--out of their work day. Based on decades of research with businesspeople around the world, The Time Trap shows readers how to: avoid so-called "time savers" that don't really work; set realistic goals and make commitments they can keep; juggle multiple demands; estimate time needed on new tasks; pinpoint and combat the most tenacious time-wasters; protect their priorities; upgrade personal productivity for professional success. Filled with smart tactics, revealing interviews, and handy time management tools, the fourth edition has been extensively revised to include technology-based solutions to the challenges and opportunities we all face in the virtual world. For those who feel swamped by work and overwhelmed by information, this is the proven guide they need to get everything under control."--Publisher's website
Notes "The classic book on time management."
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Time management.
Author Nickerson, Pat.
LC no. 2008051597
ISBN 9780814413388