Time Management Essentials: The Tools You Need to Maximize Your Attention, Energy, and Productivity

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  • Anna Dearmon Kornick
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2023

A comprehensive, up-to-the-minute approach to time management to help you stop feeling overwhelmed—and spend more time on the things that matters most

Good time management skills have always been an important factor in professional success, but between ever-evolving collaboration apps and the more recent pandemic-related workplace shifts, the tools and even the principles behind them have changed. In Time Management Essentials, you'll get the comprehensive, up-to-date information you need to manage your time with a values-based approach.

With years of experience in crisis communication and a dedication to helping clients stop feeling overwhelmed so they can spend time on what matters most, time management coach Anna Dearmon Kornick provides a step-by-step roadmap to taking charge of your time. In Part I: The Essentials, she covers everything from task batching and time blocking to avoiding common productivity pitfalls. In Part II: The Essentials Applied, she delivers practical advice on understanding values, creating ideal work weeks and establishing effective planning sessions. Finally, in Part III: Beyond the Essentials, you'll find practical tips to help you get organized, energized, focused and recharged. Filled with assessments, tool kits, actionable advice and more, you'll walk away from Time Management Essentials feeling fully prepared to put your skills into action right away.

Key concepts you'll discover include:

Time management doesn't begin on the pages of your calendar; it begins with getting clear on what matters to you

An ideal week is "ideal" for a reason. It's not the end goal; it’s a way to create the best possibility for success

How weekly planning sessions enable you to spot obstacles before they happen, identify possible solutions, catch communication breakdowns, and win your week before it starts

About the Author

Anna Dearmon Kornick is a time management coach and host of the work, life, and balance podcast "It's About Time," where she shares time management tips and productivity strategies. She honed her skills through years of experience in the fast-moving world of political communication, when she was spokesperson for a lieutenant governor and manager of a U.S. congressman's hectic schedule.

In this Book

  • Introduction—The Truth about Time Management
  • The Power of Purpose
  • When Everything Feels Important
  • Productivity Pitfalls to Watch Out for
  • Time Management Tactics That save the Day
  • Block Your Boulders
  • Design Your Ideal Week
  • Win Your Week before it Starts
  • Get Mentally Organized
  • Get Energized
  • Get Focused
  • Get Rest
  • Notes


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