Summary of 201 Ways to Manage Your Time Better

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This cheerful and snappy little book offers a host of helpful suggestions for using your time and talents. You will appreciate Alan Axelrod and Jim Holtje’s humor, practicality, and common sense. Their advice - which applies to people at all organizational levels - ranges from planning timely and productive meetings to using the telephone wisely. They also discuss voice-mail etiquette, the best way to start your day, travel tips, and how to improve your reading speed and skills. You will benefit from the suggestions for managing your personal time, too. Supervisors can use this book to help their employees manage time more skillfully. The book is short and to the point, and happily devoid of verbosity. getAbstract recommends it as a text that will help you save time, calm frustrations, increase efficiency, multiply successes, impress others, and please yourself.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why analyzing how you spend your time is the first step toward efficient time management;
  • Why a neat and functional workplace is a basic requirement for maximum productivity; and
  • How to make the most of your time – whether you’re eating, commuting or not even in the office.

About the Authors

Alan Axelrod is the producer of numerous business and communications books. Jim Holtje is the director of International Client Services, a corporate communications and public relations management-consulting firm in Washington, D.C.



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