Time Management – Blogwatch September 15, 2008


Time Management Blogwatch – September 15, 2008

We not only had a pretty good week on the time management blogs (as you’ll note by our selections below), but we also read one of the better time management books ever written.

While not the best time management book ever (that crown still rests with Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) Timothy Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek contains some great advice that helps you get the most out of every hour.

While the reviews made this book sound like the latest self-help drivel, we were intrigued that it had some staying power on the New York Times Best Sellers list, so we read it and we were amazed at how much we got from the concepts discussed in this book.

We think this leaves our readers with a choice, you can continue to read our semi-regular blogwatch covering Time Management topics, or you can read these two great books and apply the teachings to your life. Your choice, but we think reading two books once beats reading all of these blogs every week. (It’s just good time management in our opinion.)

Although most of the good Time Management blogs entries this week still focus too much on tips and tricks, some of the tips suggested are actually quite good and have a chance of having a positive impact on someone truly committed to becoming a more effective leader. Enjoy!

Are you a time-management disaster?
Do you think time-management skills can be taught. I do. I often wonder why they don’t it in middle school, especially when I see my kids struggling to balance tons of homework, time-stealing technology, a social life and youth sports.

Time Management Plans Anyone Can Master
Have you ever wondered if you need a time management plan? In reality, we all need certain strategies to manage our time. Of course, some people seem to know how to stay organized and manage their time easier than others.

Have Time On Your Side: Top Time Management Advice
Maybe you are like me and you are fed up of hearing everyone give you advice about time. They just go on and on. Like, hope you can find some time. On the other hand, do not forget to make yourself some time. How about, do not lose any

How Procrastination Can Be Symptomatic Of Deeper Fundamental troubles
Effective time management demands the ability to weigh the total of time available against the tasks that demand to be accomplished and to decide on a schedule for discharging the tasks. Unfortunately, procrastination interferes with

Getting Things Done With Proper Time Management
Time management is also an aid in remembering obligations such as meetings, appointments, and special events. Time management is not a fad, since its users are usually highly appreciative of the systems used and they generally say that

Speed Reading: Can it Change Your Life?
Just like learning any new activity, you need to continuously practice your speed reading techniques in order to master the art. Learn more about the time management skill of speed reading at The Speed Reading Site.

Stop thinking negative! It makes you unproductive…
It takes a little time, but it’s a very effective time management tool (did I mention that my version of time management is managing, reducing and eliminating everything that affects your use of time in a negative, unproductive way?

Time Management Is Imperative For Personal Development
Time management is basically about being focused. The Pareto Principle also known as the ‘80:20 Rule’ states that 80% of efforts that are not time managed or unfocused generates only 20% of the desired output.

Get More Business – Time Management Techniques
Ann Rusnak was very successful in both the corporate world and in running her own business. However, like many of us, she reached a point where there just wasn’t enough of her to go around. As a result, she suffered a physical

8 Simple Steps to Improve Your Time Management
Knowing that you have a time management problem is the first step in changing your behavior. Although it is typical to be late for work or a social event on occasion, it is something that should not be happening on a daily or a weekly

Time Management Tip – Be Succinct
One of the most obvious time saving tips is to “Be succinct”. People understand easier and things are more clear if they are said in less words. Less is more when it comes to writing or speaking. As technology has evolved – email and

Time Management – I
Time Management (Part-I) Can you see time, can you hear it, can you touch it, can you smell it and can you taste it? No way! Time is something beyond the realization of our senses. It has no form, no color no size and no physical shape.

Use These Clever Time Management Secrets for Greater Productivity
Time management, or life management, is not about saving seconds and minutes cleaning the bathrooms and the kitchen faster. I believe that mind-set only makes you more anxious because you are trying to beat the clock.

The Big Picture on Time Management (Part 2 of 2)
As an administrative assistant, effective time management requires following certain strategies. In addition to those strategies, however, there are varieties of tools that can help. Electronic calendar

Time Management: How to Give Yourself the Sacred Gift of Time
Article by Christine Kloser. The most valuable commodity for most entrepreneurs is their time. The great creativity your experience and influx of ideas that come to you as a conscious entrepreneur can keep you up late at night or

The Big Picture on Time Management (Part 1 of 2)
Time management involves more than just time. As an executive assistant, you have to manage your time but your employer’s time as well. Apart from that, you must manage priorities, tasks, and even other people’s schedules.

5 tips for Improving your Time Management
5 tips for Improving your Time Management On projects, time is the most sacred resource. It’s limited, that’s why it’sa “project” as opposed to “operational” work which is on-going. So it’s imperative that you have good time management

10 Tips For Effective Time Management
Time management is foundational to succeeding in any area of life. In the words of “the father of management theory” Peter Drucker, “until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” An entire INDUSTRY has been born out of the need

Importance of Time Management & Staying Busy all the time.
As I am experiencing the life of senior in 1st semester, I am starting to feel some changes about my lifestyle. There are more things to do than usual and tasks that I have to finish on time never seem to end.

Employee Time Management
We all could use a little help with employee time management skills from time to time? The most successful of us are definitely very good time managers but do we teach, train and coach our employees to do the same?

Time Management – A 4 part plan for lazy people.
I’ve never read a time management book, but I’m going to give this a shot the next few days. We’re about to get extremely busy and hey- any attempt at organization is better than none, right? My fingers are crossed. I’ll check back in,

Time Management Tip – How to Stop Procrastinating
We all put things off. Generally, we put off tasks that are boring, difficult, unpleasant, etc. When faced with something we don’t want to do, we can find a dozen tasks of no consequence to fill our time.

Time Management 101 – The Basics
Time management can be interpreted in several ways. But it is commonly understood as proper allocation of time in terms of maximizing it by accomplishing more tasks. It could be applied to a lot of situations, whether in school,

Time Management In The Workplace
Having and practicing effective time management skills would give you focus on the current important tasks. With this, an important time management tip would be to minimize distractions as much as possible, such as using the phone and

Time Management hits real life
To make myself better in my time management skills, I picked up a Franklin Covey Planner last year. Difficult task for me, one to commit myself to a planner. I decided that Outlook kept me tied to a screen and I wanted to be able to get

Managing the Manager of Your Time Management (Hint: That Would Be You)
As I sit at my desk planning out the beginning of the rest f my life, I start to realize how important time management is in order to attain the level of success I am striving for. I constantly find myself saying “I wish there were more