Summary of Time Tactics of Very Successful People

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Time Tactics of Very Successful People book summary
If you knew how to do all this, you wouldn't need a time-management book. But if you don't know how to prioritize, focus, organize your office, use shortcuts, and say “no,” you can learn (and you really do need this book).


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If B. Eugene Griessman wanted a good subtitle for this book of time-saving tactics, he could use, "Time waits for no one." He offers many common-sense pointers on how to avoid wasting your time - and how to keep others from wasting it, too. It’s eye-opening to realize and calculate the value and importance of every hour, even your leisure time. People in all walks of life - students, stay-at-home parents, business leaders, teachers, self-employed workers - can glean ideas for using time effectively from this book. If you are a procrastinator, this book will encourage you to "do it now." While some of the suggestions here may seem too simplistic to those who already employ some time-management tactics, recommends this book for inveterate - if inadvertent - time-wasters. You know who you are.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to get a handle on your time
  • How to improve your efficiency
  • How to learn to say “no.”


Get a Handle on your Time
There is no such thing as "free time." Leisure time exists, of course, but not free time. You may golf, swim, or take a walk, but whatever you pursue, your time has cost and value. Because your time has value, don’t let others waste it with long meetings, never...
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About the Author

B. Eugene Griessman, Ph.D., is a noted author, speaker, professor, media personality, and corporation consultant. He is author and producer of the one-man play, Lincoln Live. Greissman has taught at many universities including the College of William and Mary, Auburn University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Islamabad in Pakistan. He has written six books, including the award-winning, The Achievement Factors.

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    Jana Anders 1 year ago
    Good summary but I would say use Evernote not paper to keep those checklists. Such a wonderful time saver and you never lose it!
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    Julie Smith 4 years ago
    nothing extra in this abstract to inspire me or create fresh insight. The more useful abstract is the 'timetrap'

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