Effective use of time is more than making better use of your calendar. It calls for many management skills: setting goals, decision-making, problem-solving, managing relationships, effective communications, handling paperwork, etc. A proven time management model for anyone who wants to make effective use of his or her business time.
The Time Management Pocketbook is one of our most popular titles, now in its 6th edition. Effective use of time is not just about using your diary better; it calls for many management skills. The author looks at these skills within the context of a time management model. The model breaks down the process of managing time into these headings: managing what you do, managing where you work, managing communications, managing to work with others, and managing everyday. Skills covered include: objective setting, decision-making, problem-solving, creativity, assertiveness, listening, questioning, reading, writing, and handling paperwork and phone calls.
"We cannot manage time. All we can do is learn how to use the time that we have, as well as we can", says Dr Mike Clayton, author of the all-new Time Management Pocketbook. Illustrated throughout, the book begins by explaining how to plan your time, how to balance the advantages of feeling in control against the necessity of remaining flexible, and how to adapt to changes. It then deals with ways of working that will make you more productive and looks at strategies for tackling one of the biggest problems you face: the challenge of ‘too much’. A summary of the eight most popular time management systems in use comprises the penultimate section of the book. The author does admit, though: "I’m no fan of systems. Instead, I prefer broad principles, and a well-stocked box of tools to apply to different situations. To me, a system is a principle applied rigidly. And at some point, it won’t apply. That’s why I filled this Pocketbook with ideas to try; not just a single system." The book concludes by looking at how organisations can treat time as a strategic asset, systematically making better use of it for the greatest possible return
Models that explain what happened, that predict what will happen and that reveal how to get results are described in The Management Models Pocketbook - a practical resource for trainers, coaches and facilitators, and a ready-reference for managers. The range of models described, 10 in total, includes John Adair’s action centred leadership model, Bruce Tuckman’s team development and behaviour model, Eric Berne’s parent-adult-child theory of transactional analysis and John Boyd’s OODA decision-making model. There are models too covering delegation, motivation and communications. For each model described, author Mike Clayton outlines the problem that the model addresses, explains how it works (first an overview followed by a more detailed explanation) and uses examples to demonstrate how it works in practice. A diagrammatic view of each model and references to related models add to the practical approach. According to the 5-star review on Amazon: 'This is a brilliant book. The author has clearly and simply explained the models and how they apply to everyday business. A must for every training professional.'
This easy-to-use guide helps students to improve their time management skills. Focusing specifically on challenges posed within a higher education context, it provides practical advice for students at all levels. Concise yet effective, the book's informal style is supplemented by engaging illustrations.
Super series are a set of workbooks to accompany the flexible learning programme specifically designed and developed by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) to support their Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management. The learning content is also closely aligned to the Level 3 S/NVQ in Management. The series consists of 35 workbooks. Each book will map on to a course unit (35 books/units).
There is only one opportunity to make a good a start and this Pocketbook will help new managers do just that. Central to The Starting in Management Pocketbook are team skills - creating staff loyalty and commitment, building working relationships that are constructive and creative, and forging teams that are successful. The author begins by defining management, identifying the skills required and highlighting the different styles of management. The importance of reconnaissance and preparation prior to taking up the post is then dealt with before spotlighting the key issues facing managers on day one in the new job.
The Project Management Pocketbook is a practical, step-by-step guide to managing a project through to completion. It looks at each key stage and identifies the management techniques that can be applied. From objective-setting through to implementation, the book stresses the importance of good communication, teamworking and influencing skills. All too often, books on this subject cover the process of project management and not the people aspects. This Pocketbook addresses both. "Project management requires a multitude of skills - from vision and planning, to monitoring, communication, leadership and, of course, delivery. This pocketbook pulls together best practice from these diverse areas into one simple, easy-to-read booklet. Refreshingly, it has been written from a general business perspective (rather than I.T.), and is therefore applicable to anyone managing change."Adrian Guttridge, Vice President UK & Ireland, EDS "A lively guide based on real events that any of us may encounter in our everyday life at work or (as I found out after reading this) at home."Johann de Waal, Director, International SOS Insurance Services Ltd
It's every new teacher's first concern and it's an area about which even the most experienced teachers are never complacent - how to control their classes. This new edition of the Teachers Pocketbooks top-selling title is a practical, authoritative guide to creating calm classes and focused, co-operative students. The book starts from the premise that teachers cannot control the behaviour of children; instead they must seek to influence it. Teachers are most effective in managing behaviour when they focus on antecedents and consequences. This means building relationships and using preventative strategies followed by consistent use of logical consequences. The book covers different styles of behaviour management; getting the basics right; eight core principles and a ten-step discipline plan. A section entitled developing the toolkit offers a broad range of strategies for teachers to use. All are explained in practical, classroom terms with examples of phrases to use for maximum effectiveness. Underpinning the repertoire of techniques is a strong framework: the 4Rs rights, responsibilities, rules and routines. Liberal use of cartoons, diagrams, mnemonics and other visual devices reinforce the message and fast-track understanding. "An invaluable guide for all adults who work with children. This book will change the way you think and act in the classroom and should be compulsory reading." Tim Plumb, Head Teacher, Woolwich Polytechnic School "A fantastic read. Buy copies for your staff this year - they'll become more effective by using the approaches outlined in this book." Sarah Skinner, Head, Claydon High School "Provides realistic and effective strategies to empower all teachers to create and establish a positive learning environment for all. I recommend it." Teresa Copeland, Assistant Principal, Strood Academy
More than any other practice in your career, your ability to manage time will determine your success or failure. It's a simple equation. The better you use your time, the more you will accomplish, and the greater your rewards will be. This pocket-sized guide reveals 21 proven time management techniques you can use immediately to gain two or more productive hours every day. Featuring the strategies that business expert Brian Tracy has identified as the most effective and that he himself employs, this handy volume reveals how you can: * 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 back ward from the future...and ensure your most important goals are met * And more Filled with Brian Tracy's trademark wisdom, this book will help you get more done, in less time...and with much less stress.