Master the Moment: Fifty CEOs Teach you the Secrets of Time Management

Pat Brans

Verlag: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT/Viva Books, 2011
ISBN 10: 1906124736 / ISBN 13: 9781906124731
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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. Printed Pages: 272. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 57581

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Inhaltsangabe: 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 including the City of Grenoble, Columbia Sportswear, Dell, Southwest Airlines, University of Maryland, US Census Bureau and Virgin.

From the Inside Flap: "Pat Brans' compelling book shows you how to get more done faster than ever before. More importantly, you'll learn to do things of greater value."
--  Brian Tracy, Author, Time Power and Eat That Frog

"History's greatest leaders understood the importance of time management. Master the Moment by Pat Brans is the best book I have ever read on the subject. Exhaustively researched, skillfully conveyed, and insightful in its applications, this book should be required reading for anyone who aspires to be an effective leader."  
-- Donald T. Phillips, Author, Lincoln On Leadership

"Pat Brans has grilled dozens of top achievers for their secrets. This book is a lively, entertaining, and inspiring compilation of their wisdom. Every reader will find some useful tips for a better, happier, more successful life."  
-- Dr. Roy F. Baumeister, Author, Is There Anything Good About Men?

"This book is strewn with pearls of practical wisdom on the art of time management  gleaned from fifty chief executives. It is a great guide to becoming a better time manager, especially for those in more senior leadership positions. Lively, stimulating and fun."  
-- John Adair, Author, Effective Leadership Development

"Master the Moment is the most complete book on time management I've seen. It explains underlying ideas, it provides useful techniques, and it even includes a well-founded and practical approach to changing habits."
--  Brad Stock, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Lyon, France

"Pat Brans gives us a tool for self discovery - to find what we do best and where we fall short with Father Time. Looking through the eyes of the world's highest achievers, this book will guide you to see yourself at the head of the boardroom (or of your family) and provide you tips on how to live a fuller life."
--  Roby Chavez, Reporter, Fox Television Inc., Washington, DC

"Pat Brans' style - anecdotal and practical - makes Master The Moment a true pleasure to read. Beyond entertaining and insightful, it is full of stories that are both useful and inspirational. The examples demonstrate that the people who accomplish remarkable things in business are not those with the most "natural talent", but rather those who are most willing to evolve and improve. Time management is a learned skill, and we can all learn from this book."  
-- John Sadowsky, author and leadership coach

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Titel: Master the Moment: Fifty CEOs Teach you the ...
Verlag: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT/Viva Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New
Auflage: First edition.

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