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The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques: How to Get More Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy Paperback – December 15, 2005
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Doug and Pam clearly spell out the foundations of success and take people exactly where they need to go. -- Michael J. Brathwaite, Executive Director, Business Network International for New York City, NY
This book is contemporary, practical, and well researched. A priceless guide to smarter, better business and living. -- Alastair Rylatt, author of Winning the Knowledge Game, Sydney, Australia
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You get the benefit of the top twenty books on time management in one easy to read book. The authors took an interesting approach to writing this book. They started by reading the Amazon.com customer reviews for over 40 time management books. Then they bought and read the top 20 of these books. The key points from these books were then summarized as 25 clearly described tools and techniques and grouped into five areas of focus:
* Determine what is really important to you.
* Manage your plans to get results.
* Organize your living and work spaces.
* Manage your actions.
* Implement continuous improvement.
Each of these five areas has a brief description of what is to be covered. Within each area the relevant tools and techniques are concisely described so that you can put what you have learned into action immediately.
The simplicity of this book is a distinct benefit - the book is easy to read and the techniques are succinctly presented - preventing the reader from getting lost in the details and hence never addressing their time management issues. Anyone looking to get a handle on time management issues has immediate access to proven concepts and tools for changing what they are doing now.
For those wishing more information on a particular tool or technique, the authors reference specific books or provide directions where this additional information can be found. Generally this works well. However, I was disappointed on one occasion. In the section on creating a vision, I would have liked to see examples of vision statements rather than being referred to another book.Read more ›
The reason is because Pam outline the EXACT steps necessary to take control, manage, (and have fun!) in every part of your life. From getting clear on exactly what your PURPOSE and VALUES are in life, to managing external factors like your schedule and activities.
But, in my opinion, the best part of this book were the chapters on getting clear about who you are. Not metaphorically or any 'woo-woo' type stuff like that. But really pragmatically and in a step-by-step fashion. I never thought having a vision, defining your values, and setting goals could be so logical and easy to understand. Yes, there is definitely an emotional factor to it (as Pam explains in the book), but she goes further in explaining the exact step by step method of setting goals, a vision, and plan for your life that is importan to you! That you feel great about!
If there's a huge takeaway from this book, it's the ordered steps Pam gives you on managing YOU and your TIME. Putting a value on your time.
Take the money away - you can get that back. Take the time away - and it's gone forever. This book is an essential read on how to make the most of your TIME...and thus your life!
Authors Dodd and Sundheim take the best of the best ideas in one, easy to access volume organizing the material into five sections:
Read this book with paper and pencil in hand so you can do the work and get on track. Easy to follow direction guides you to the basic steps of getting clear about how you want to spend your time.
The instruction in this book is rich with resources and life experiences. You don't have to reinvent the wheel or read a stack of books to get what you need. If you're going to read one book, this is a top choice. If you want more, the resources in the appendix make it easy to put your hands on what's next. There's even a section about "how to buy books for (much) less."
The advice given in this book is geared for business and covers a lot of ground from planning and communicating, to keeping your desk clean (and why that's important). It's a great book for anyone wanting to move up in the business world, building a home based business (including network marketing!), or starting in a new work environment. I recommend this book HIGHLY as a gift for college grads that are embarking on a journey into the work place.
Another of my "favorites" is # 19: "Hold Better Meetings", where it advises you on the first of the two pages (well not quite two pages) to "hold meetings in atypical places...at a local low-key restaurant." Then two bullets later it advises not to serve food because "it adds unneeded cost, calories and distraction."
I would say that if tips like "follow up on outstanding items" are eye-opening to you, and this is the only book you can buy, then it's OK to let money go for it. Otherwise, I would suggest David Allen's "Getting Things Done", or Alec MacKenzie's "The Time Trap".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this book was suppose to be a textbook for a class so i don't have much to say about it but it does have some good tips that i will utilize in the future.Published on October 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Excellent Cliff's notes on time management. I was looking for something of a checklist to hit the high points and give me a few pointers as a refresher. Read morePublished on October 14, 2010 by Jackie Fine
I'm not sure if this book has a single original thought. The authors flaunt the fact that they used Amazon. Read morePublished on September 14, 2010 by J. Fernandez
This book is some type of a summery of other time management books.
if you do not like to read long books or do not have the time to you may consider reading this book you... Read more
In a word, simple. After all, in the end, when you've really nailed down the things that work-the things that make the biggest difference- it's often the most simple methods in... Read morePublished on February 28, 2009 by Vincent Harris
It is very simple guide that covers almost all critical time management tools and techniques. The level of simplicity shows that the writers are great masterminds of the subject. Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by Dubliner
I recommended it !! I like much no need over 300 page for good guide. Also it come with appendices for buy a book and some recommended books! Is concise and direct to point !Published on June 16, 2008 by JR
I was not impressed with the value of the ideas in this book. Very basic information that most people already know. Read morePublished on March 3, 2008 by William Spencer