by Marc Mancini

Time Management
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Table of Contents

Preface (download as pdf file)

Chapter 1. Taming Time
Knowing Your Time Management Style
How You Relate to Time
Your Environment
Where Do the Hours Go?
Managerís Checklist for Chapter 1
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Chapter 2. A Few Myths
Myth 1: Time Management Is Just Another Label for Obsessive Behavior
Myth 2: Time Management Extinguishes Spontaneity and Joy
Myth 3: Maybe I Can Organize Myself, but My Company Can Never Organize Itself
Myth 4: One Style Fits All
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Chapter 3. Lining Up Your Ducks: Prioritize!
The ABC System
The Index Card/Post-It® System
The Inventory System
The Payoff System
The Pareto Principle
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Chapter 4. Procrastination: The Thief of Time
What's Behind Procrastination?
Why Do You Procrastinate?
What Are You Procrastinating About?
The Eight Factors
Managerís Checklist for Chapter 4

Chapter 5. Rocks, Blocks, Goals, and Clusters
Establishing Goals
Leave Me Alone!
Doing Nothing
Discovering Patterns
What's Your Clock?
A Few Hints
Managerís Checklist for Chapter 5

Chapter 6. How to Delegate Effectively
To Whom Can You Delegate?
What Can You Delegate?
Why Is It Hard to Delegate?
The Key Steps of Delegation
Managerís Checklist for Chapter 6

Chapter 7. Learning to Say No
What to Say No to
How to Say No
Dealing with Meetings and Committees
If You're Not the Chairperson
Managerís Checklist for Chapter 7

Chapter 8. The Art of Anticipating
How Well Do You Anticipate?
The Parking Meter Syndrome
The False Deadline Strategy
The Pack-Rat Approach
The Wallenda Effect
Bell's Blessing (or Curse)
The Ultimate Setbacks
Managerís Checklist for Chapter 8

Chapter 9. Plugging Time Leaks
Time Leak #1: Socializing
Time Leak #2: Misplacing Things
Time Leak #3: Forgetting Things
Time Leak #4: Commuting and Air Travel
Time Leak #5: Reading Time
Time Leak #6: Long-Winded People
Managerís Checklist for Chapter 9

Chapter 10. Power Tools for Time Management
Five Essential Questions
The Basic Hardware
Soft Tools
The Ultimate Tool: Your Environment
Managerís Checklist for Chapter 10

ISBN for this title: 0-07-140610-7

About the Author

Marc Mancini is successful as a speaker and writer in time management because of his immensely varied career activities. A professor at West Los Angeles College, he has taught college-level courses in communications, French, travel, critical writing, cinema, and humanities.

He is also one of the travel industry's best-known speakers, educators, and consultants. It's estimated that over 100,000 travel professionals have benefited from sales and service training programs that he has designed or delivered. Among his clients are Marriott, Holland America, American Express, Lufthansa, and AAA.

Dr. Mancini has authored or produced 12 books, 24 videos, three CD-ROMs, three Web sites, and over 200 articles. His works have been syndicated by The Los Angeles Times and Prodigy. He has appeared on CNN, ABC's Good Morning America, and Showtime. He resides in Brentwood, California.

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