This is perhaps the greatest tool ever developed to help leaders and employees of all-levels develop the number one game-changing skill. Scholars agree that in order to gain and maintain a competitive advantage in an industry, leaders must learn to effectively manage time and help others manage their time too. Time management and goal setting is comprised of everything from knowing when to act and who to interact with, as well as how It is a skill useful in all aspects of leader's role and work in every organization. Leaders must understand that an organization is comprised of employees who each have a job to do and are doing their best to utilize time. Dr. Paul Gerhardt has been teaching diversity and leadership skills since 2000 to thousands of leaders from many different organizations across the United States. Visit www.SupervisionEssentials.com for other great training products and leadership lessons.
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Effective Time Management is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the art of managing your business books and accounts. In just 96 pages, Effective Time Management reveals the art of organising your life without complicated strategies, so that you are in control and have more time for the things that matter.
Improve your Time Management is the definitive guide to the basics of time management - the art of organising your life so that you are in control. You don't need complicated equipment, dozens of staff or a six-month break to learn how to save time and achieve more. All you need is a willingness to try some of the ideas in this book and the energy to start now. Improve your Time Management starts by asking you what you want to do with your life and explains how to work out how you really spend your time. It helps you to find out what you do that wastes time and tells you how to eliminate it then shows you how to plan your life better so that you deal with important activities and tasks at the most appropriate times. It tackles time-wasting activities such as paperwork, phone calls and meetings. And just to make sure that you aren't the only person in your office working at optimum efficiency, it explains how to instil good time management practices in your staff. By the time you finish the book, you will not only be using your time more effectively but will have more of it. This book will help you turn time into your best friend rather than your worst enemy. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of time management. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Training just got easier You have probably been on both good and bad training courses. Unfortunately, it may be the bad ones that you remember - perhaps the content was badly ordered, the arrangements were poor, the speaker was boring. How can you prepare for and lead an outstanding training course? In this book we will show you how. Sunday: What is training? What are you aiming to achieve? What are the basic different styles in which colleagues learn - and in which trainers train? What overall points should you consider and what practical arrangements do you need to think about, for example on timing and venue? Monday: Identify the training needs clearly How to analyse participants' training needs, using various sources; use the needs to define clear learning outcomes that are both SMART and also relevant to participants' real work and jobs. Tuesday: Design the course carefully How to continue to prepare well: think about the points you want to communicate and order them clearly; find a fresh angle; be motivational, inspirational and practical; write a strong beginning and round off your training well at the end. Wednesday: Plan variety creatively Why the need to change the style of training regularly throughout the session is important to maintain participants' interest and involvement; plan variety; consider different ways to encourage group participation; use visual aids and PowerPoints effectively. Thursday: Implement your plan successfully Go for it! Put all your preparation into practice on the day itself. How will you make a good first impression and make the most of informal times? Body language is important; how will you overcome nerves? Learn how to deal with difficult people. Friday: Evaluate the training thoroughly Why identifying what went well and what didn't go so well is important; checking on 'learning' after the course is essential to determine changed attitudes, behaviour patterns, and so on. Review your training to see if it had its desired effects: if not, reassess and begin the process again. Saturday: Refine your skills constantly You have completed your training course and evaluated it; now learn how to cultivate the qualities of a professional trainer, for example by keeping up to date with your subject, learning from your mistakes and mentoring a colleague to lead training courses.
To succeed in academia requires excellent professional skills and also effective self-organisation that integrates research, teaching, and administration into a balanced life. This book offers adapted tools for time management and explains scholarly project management, stress prevention, and life planning. Its practical questions and exercises lead to a personalised approach to the challenges of an academic career.