Reviews: "A great guide to becoming a better time manager ... Lively, stimulating and fun."
- John Adair, Author of Effective Leadership Development
"The most complete book on time management I"ve seen."
- Brad Stock, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Lyon, France
Description: High achievers are not necessarily smarter or putting in more effort than those around them. But they do have different attitudes and are more careful how they use time. From their perspective they are moving at a comfortable pace. To the typical bystander, they are zipping past. Master The Moment reveals tips from 50 CEOs - all masters of time. The powerful ideas in the book are backed up with research by psychologists and physiologists in areas such as motivation, decision theory, procrastination, habit forming, and physical fitness. Pat Brans includes material from autobiographies and exclusive interviews with CEOs of 50 top companies and institutions.
• Get more done in less time
• The distilled wisdom of 50 proven time management
• Practical tips to improve personal time management
• Blends practical experience and theory
• Encompasses top-down and bottom-up approaches
Contents: PART I: THE RIGHT MINDSET • High Achievers • What some people get done • Natural ability versus good time management • Exercises • Powerful Notions • Doing the right things versus doing things right • Aligning yourself with natural laws • Managing your Attitude • Setting in motion processes that run without your attention • Putting in place virtuous cycles • Striving for sustainability • Solving a class of problems instead of just the problem at hand • Solving problems at their source • Seeking advice • Considering all stakeholders • Slowing down to go faster • Making it work for you • Internalising ideas • Acquiring new habits • An overview of the six steps • PART II: SIX STEPS TO GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT • Identify yourself • Setting your course • Managing your attitude • The economics of authenticity • The importance of people • The power of trust • "Will do" goals • Habits • Exercises • Energise Exercise • Nutrition • Sleep • Balanced life • Biorhythms • Habits • Exercises • Prioritise • Choosing what to do • Planning to do IT • Sticking to your priorities • Habits • Exercises • Optimise • Focused effort • Making time • Tips and Tricks • Delegating • Getting organised • Habits • Exercises • Head off problems early Crisis management versus crisis prevention • Doing IT right the first time • Spotting trouble up ahead • Solving problems early • Habits • Exercises • Finish things • Crossing the finish line • Procrastination • Overcoming fear and frustration • Cutting your losses • Crumbs • Habits • Exercises • PART III: YOUR NEXT STEPS • Personal change • Maximising progress Assorted tips • APPENDIX: RATING PROGRESS ON HABITS • Habit 1: Strive to be authentic • Habit 2: Favour trusting relationships • Habit 3: Maintain a lifestyle that will give you maximum energy • Habit 4: Listen to your biorhythms and organise your day accordingly • Habit 5: Set very few priorities and stick to them • Habit 6: Turn down things that are inconsistent with your priorities • Habit 7: Set aside time for focused effort • Habit 8: Always look for ways of doing things better and faster • Habit 9: Build solid processes • Habit 10: Spot trouble ahead and solve problems immediately • Habit 11: Break your goals into small units of work, and think only about one unit at a time • Habit 12: Finish what"s important and stop doing what"s no longer worthwhile • Index.
About the Author: Pat Brans provides corporate training on time management and personal effectiveness. He has held senior positions with three large organizations (CSC, Hewlett-Packard, and Sybase) where he focused on applying technology to enhance workforce effectiveness. Now he takes productivity to another level by unveiling the secrets of high achievers.