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Professional Development Resources: Time Management
Time Management by Laura Stack; The Productivity Pro (Editor)Do you find yourself continually racing against time? Do you feel that you have so much to do that it's difficult to get anything done? Time management is much more complicated than making a list and checking things off. Managing time effectively is the key to managing your individual performance.
Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro, will teach you how to set priorities; focus on what's truly important; and schedule your day. You'll learn how to:
• Take advantage of the most valuable ten minutes of the day.
• Identify the most important tasks on your to-do list.
• Implement a four-step process to pinpoint your high-value priorities.
• Schedule your day realistically and build in flexibility.
• Work with your energy prime times and down times.
• Identify the activities that steal your time.
• Learn to concentrate and stop multi-tasking.
If you're continually racing against time, Laura Stack will help you feel more in control of your days. You'll hear behavioral techniques to help you handle challenging, stressful schedules. And you'll find out how to increase output and decrease the number of hours you work!
Call Number: eBooks available online
Publication Date: 2011-03-17
Time Management by Mac BrideWhat's in this book? Open this book and you will... - Conquer procrastination - Stay in control - Meet deadlines - Achieve work/life balance Learn about Time Management: - Set priorities and targets - Organise your workspace - Deal with e-mail overload - Lessons in saying 'No' - Limit interruptions - Tweaking and twiddling - Work efficiently with others - Become a Time Lord (or Lady) What are Bullet Guides? The answers you need - now. Clear and concise guides in a portable format. Information is displayed in an easy-to-read layout with helpful images and tables. Bullet Guides include all you need to know about a subject in a nutshell. Get right to the point without wading through loads of unnecessary information.
Call Number: eBook available online
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
Successful Time Management by Patrick ForsythSuccessful Time Management is packed with proven tips and techniques, to help anyone review and assess their own time management and adopt new work practices to improve it. It includes great advice on: controlling paperwork; getting and staying organized; delegating and working with others; prioritizing to focus on key issues and prompt the best results. The appendices include a brief assessment of various time management systems such as day, year or meeting planners, action sheets and more.
Call Number: eBook available online
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
Time Management by Axzo Press AXZO Press; Axzo Press Axzo PressIt doesn't matter if you use a paper notebook or the fanciest smartphone, mastering your use of time will help you achieve more and worry less. Everyone has the power to take control of their time. Learn the basic principles of time management and discover the personal style that works best for you.
Call Number: eBook available online.
Publication Date: 2009-12-16
Time Management by Brian TracyIt's a simple equation--the better you use your time, the more you will accomplish, and the greater you will succeed. But the rollout of this basic theory isn't so simple, is it? In Time Management, business author and success expert Brian Tracy says it is!In this indispensable, pocket-sized guide, Tracy reveals 21 proven time management techniques you can use immediately to gain two or more productive hours every day. Two or more! Every day!!By learning the strategies that Tracy himself has identified as the most effective and employed personally, readers having trouble fitting everything the day brings them inside a 24-hour window will learn how to:* Handle endless interruptions, meetings, emails, and phone calls * Identify your key result areas * Allocate enough time for top priority responsibilities * Batch similar tasks to preserve focus and make the most of each minute * Overcome procrastination * Determine what to delegate and what to eliminate * Utilize Program Evaluation and Review Techniques to work backward from the future . . . and ensure your most important goals are met * And moreFilled with Brian Tracy's trademark wisdom, this invaluable, time-creating resource will help you get more done, in less time . . . and with much less stress.
Call Number: eBook available online
Publication Date: 2014-01-20
Print books in the Library
Work Simply by Carson TateMake work simple by using the tools and tactics that are right for you Your time is under attack. You just can't get enough done. You find yourself wondering where the hours go. You've tried every time-management system you can get your hands on--and they've only succeeded in making your work more complicated. Sound familiar? If you sometimes feel you spend more time managing your productivity than doing actual work, it's time for a change. In Work Simply, renowned productivity expert Carson Tate offers a step-by-step guide to making work simple again by using the style that works best for you. Tate has helped thousands of men and women better manage their time and become more productive. Her success owes partly to the realization that most of us fit into one of four distinct productivity styles: Arrangers, who think about their projects in terms of the people involved; Prioritizers, who are the definition of "goal-oriented"; Visualizers, who possess a unique ability to comprehend the big picture; and Planners, who live for the details. In this book, you'll learn How to identify your own productivity style as well as the styles of those around you--bosses, coworkers, staff, and family. How to select your "tools of the trade" to maximize your effectiveness, from the style of pen you use to the way you decorate your office. When face-to-face conversations are more effective than e-mails--and vice versa. What it takes to lead the perfect meeting. Why a messy desk is right for some, but a disaster for others--and how to tell. After reading Work Simply, you'll come away with a productivity system that truly and fundamentally fits you--and you'll never feel overwhelmed again.
Call Number: HD69.T54 T374 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-02
Taming the to-Do List by Glynnis WhitwerNo matter how hard women work or how much they accomplish in a day, there's lingering anxiety and guilt over what they didn't do. We just wish the world would stop for a day so we could catch up. Glynnis Whitwer has identified what makes us feel so overburdened--and it's probably not what you think. Taming the To-Do List exposes a seismic shift in our society: from one in which most of us were proactive toward one where we now carry the burden of having to respond--to every email, text, tweet, and message we receive. This major shift creates a cycle where everyone else sets the priorities for our days, rather than us designing our own lives. Taming the To-Do List addresses this significant change in how we manage our time and the issue of procrastination from a woman's point of view. It addresses the common household tasks many women put off, like doing housework and scheduling doctor's appointments, and moves on to the larger, more life-impacting delays of dreams and goals. Combining practical, easy-to-apply advice with solid research and biblical truth, this book is a compassionate yet challenging message of hope for those struggling to choose their best work over busy work.
Call Number: BV4527 .W4995 2015
Publication Date: 2015-08-18
Scrum by Jeff Sutherland; J. J. SutherlandFor those who believe that there must be a more agile and efficient way for people to get things done, here is a brilliantly discursive, thought-provoking book about the leadership and management process that is changing the way we live. In the future, historians may look back on human progress and draw a sharp line designating "before Scrum" and "after Scrum." Scrum is that ground-breaking. It already drives most of the world's top technology companies. And now it's starting to spread to every domain where leaders wrestle with complex projects. If you've ever been startled by how fast the world is changing, Scrum is one of the reasons why. Productivity gains of as much as 1200% have been recorded, and there's no more lucid - or compelling - explainer of Scrum and its bright promise than Jeff Sutherland, the man who put together the first Scrum team more than twenty years ago. The thorny problem Jeff began tackling back then boils down to this: people are spectacularly bad at doing things with agility and efficiency. Best laid plans go up in smoke. Teams often work at cross purposes to each other. And when the pressure rises, unhappiness soars. Drawing on his experience as a West Point-educated fighter pilot, biometrics expert, early innovator of ATM technology, and V.P. of engineering or CTO at eleven different technology companies, Jeff began challenging those dysfunctional realities, looking for solutions that would have global impact. In this book you'll journey to Scrum's front lines where Jeff's system of deep accountability, team interaction, and constant iterative improvement is, among other feats, bringing the FBI into the 21st century, perfecting the design of an affordable 140 mile per hour/100 mile per gallon car, helping NPR report fast-moving action in the Middle East, changing the way pharmacists interact with patients, reducing poverty in the Third World, and even helping people plan their weddings and accomplish weekend chores. Woven with insights from martial arts, judicial decision making, advanced aerial combat, robotics, and many other disciplines, Scrum is consistently riveting. But the most important reason to read this book is that it may just help you achieve what others consider unachievable - whether it be inventing a trailblazing technology, devising a new system of education, pioneering a way to feed the hungry, or, closer to home, a building a foundation for your family to thrive and prosper.
Call Number: HD30.28 .S88 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
The 5 Choices by Kory Kogon; Adam Merrill; Leena Rinne"The 5 Choices provides the methods to get the right things done, not try to get everything done, and to feel like you made a meaningful contribution at the end of the day." --Kevin Turner, former COO of Microsoft For fans of Deep Work, Great at Work, and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 5 Choices is an essential guide for understanding productivity and time-management in the 21st century. Every day brings us a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, breaking news--not to mention the high-pressure demands of our jobs--which can be overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of distractions can threaten our ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and accomplish what matters most, leaving us worn out and frustrated. From the business experts at FranklinCovey, The 5 Choices is an exploration of modern productivity. It offers powerful insights drawn from the latest neuroscience research and decades of experience in the time-management field to help you master your attention and energy management. The 5 Choices is time management redefined: through five fundamental choices, it increases the productivity of individuals, teams, and organizations, and empowers individuals to make selective, high-impact choices about where to invest their valuable time, attention, and energy. The 5 Choices--like "Act on the Important, Don't React to the Urgent" and "Rule Your Technology, Don't Let It Rule You"--will not only increase your productivity, but also provide a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment. You will quickly find yourself moving beyond thinking, "I was so busy today, what did I actually accomplish?" to confidently realizing "I did everything I needed to accomplish today--and did it meaningfully."
Call Number: HD69.T54 K64 2015
Publication Date: 2014-12-30
The Organized Mind by Daniel J. LevitinNew York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details. The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we’re expected to make more—and faster—decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up. But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time. With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives. This Is Your Brain on Music showed how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows how to navigate the churning flood of information in the twenty-first century with the same neuroscientific perspective.
Call Number: BF323.D5 L49 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-19
Driven to Distraction at Work by Edward M. Hallowell; Ned HallowellAre you driven to distraction at work? Bestselling author Edward M. Hallowell, MD, the world's leading expert on ADD and ADHD, has set his sights on a new goal: helping people feel more in control and productive at work. You know the feeling: you can't focus; you feel increasingly overwhelmed by a mix of nonstop demands and technology that seems to be moving at the speed of light; and you're frustrated just trying to get everything done well--and on time. Not only is this taking a toll on performance, it's impacting your sense of well-being outside the office. It's time to reclaim control. Dr. Hallowell now identifies the underlying reasons why people lose their ability to focus at work. He explains why commonly offered solutions like "learn to manage your time better" or "make a to-do list" don't work because they ignore the deeper issues that are the true causes of mental distraction. Based on his years of helping clients develop constructive ways to deal with distraction, Dr. Hallowell provides a set of practical and reliable techniques to show how to sustain a productive mental state. In Part 1 of the book, he identifies the six most common ways people lose the ability to focus at work--what he calls "screen sucking" (internet/social media addiction), multitasking, idea hopping (never finishing what you start), worrying, playing the hero, and dropping the ball--and he explains the underlying psychological and emotional dynamics driving each behavior. Part 2 of the book provides advice for "training" your attention overall, so that you are less susceptible to surrendering it, in any situation. The result is a book that will empower you to combat each one of these common syndromes--and clear a path for you to achieve your highest personal and professional goals.