CONTENTS Preface to the First Edition vii Acknowledgments ix PART I THINKING ABOUT TIME Chapter 1 How to Think About Time 1 Chapter 2 In the Field: How Time Managers Make It Work 7 PART II GETTING A GRIP ON TIME Chapter 3 The Daily To-Do List: Your Basic Tool 15 Chapter 4 Planning: The Little Parachute That Opens the Big Parachute 21 Chapter 5 Sensible Project Management for Small to Medium Projects 27 Chapter 6 Effective, Yes! Efficient, No! Key to Priority Time 41 Chapter 7 Save Priority Time by Reducing Stress 46 Chapter 8 How to Avoid Self-Inflicted Delay 53 PART III MANAGING TIME WASTERS Chapter 9 The Meeting: Opportunity or Time Waster? 59 Chapter 10 Starving Out the Time Gobblers 64 Chapter 11 Delegation: Giving It to George and Georgina to Do 68 Chapter 12 Communications: Time-Saving Plus or Boring Minus? 74 Chapter 13 Why Do We Procrastinate-And What Can We Do About It? 81 PART IV CONTROLLING YOUR TOOLS Chapter 14 The Telephone: Tool or Time Thief? 86 Chapter 15 Operate Your Workstation or It'll Operate You 91 Chapter 16 Taking Control of Technology 99 PART V TAMING TRAVEL TIME Chapter 17 The On-the-Go Manager Prioritizes Travel Time 104 Chapter 18 March of Time in the Global Village 108 Index 111
Roy Alexander heads his own consulting firm in New York City and is particularly noted for his sales and communications consultations in energy-related fields. Micahel S. Dobson is a consultant and popular seminar leader in project management, communications and personal success. He is the president of his own consulting firm whose clients include Calvin Klein Cosmetics and the Department of Health and Human Services. He is the author of several books including Managing Up (978-0-8144-7042-8).