The Time Trap: The Classic Book on Time Management

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HarperChristian + ORM, Jun 30, 2009 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
The international bestseller—now revised to include technology-based solutions to the challenges and opportunities we all face in the virtual world.

The Time Trap has shown countless readers how to squeeze the optimal efficiency—and satisfaction—out of their work day.

This much-needed guide provides the quick solutions you need be more effective with your time and avoid and escape the so-called “time savers” that don’t really work. Backed by decades of research with businesspeople around the world, authors Pat Nickerson and Alec Mackenzie explain how to:
  • Set realistic goals and make commitments you can keep
  • Juggle multiple demands
  • Estimate time needed on new tasks
  • Pinpoint and combat the most tenacious time wasters
  • Protect priorities
  • And upgrade personal productivity for professional success


Filled with smart tactics, revealing interviews, and handy time management tools, The Time Trap is your go-to resource for leveraging twenty-first century opportunities and overcoming challenges to maximizing your work time.

“Alec Mackenzie provides an invaluable tool to anyone who wants to become more efficient. Here is a concise guide to the causes of poor time management, with both clear and creative methods for eliminating them.” —Eleanor Brantley Schwartz, former chancellor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
 

Contents

The New Time Traps and Escapes
69
Parting Advice
261
Quick Solutions Summaries for the New Time Traps
279

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About the author (2009)

Alec Mackenzie was an internationally known speaker, consultant, and expert on time management.

Pat Nickerson (San Diego, CA), founder and president of EBI, Inc., is the author of Managing Multiple Bosses (978-08144-7025-1). A corporate trainer, she has trained more than 180,000 managers and professionals in time management.

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