Time Management Book RecommendationsThe first semester at Stern is filled with course work, club activities, conferences, career related events and more. In order to successfully navigate this hectic time, students must know how to manage their time effectively and efficiently. Those students who struggle with time management may need some guidance on how to become more organized and productive. In an effort to help these students, MBA Academic Advising would like to recommend the following three books on time management. By using one or more of these books, students can learn how to maximize time, create a time management system and address important issues such as procrastination and disorganization. All of these books can be found at most major bookstores as well as on Amazon.com.
The Time Trap: The Classic Book on Time Management by Alec Mackenzie
Since it was first published, The Time Trap, by internationally known authority Alec Mackenzie, has indeed become the classic book on time management, as proclaimed in its subtitle. Based on the theory that self-management is the key to handling the time crunch that we all face, it focuses primarily on Mackenzie's 20 biggest time wasters, such as telephone interruptions, the inability to say "no" and personal disorganization, and offers clear step-by-step ways to combat them. The updated third edition also includes information on time problems caused by technology, downsizing and self-employment.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty, reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations, plan projects as well as get them unstuck, overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety and being overwhelmed and feel fine about what you're not doing. From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.
Getting Organized: Improving Focus, Organization and Productivity by Chris Crouch
Getting Organized is a collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. These ideas are presented in a simple format, with specific suggestions on how to put each idea to work, so busy people can find the time to read and try them. Simply stated, Getting Organized will help you improve your ability to focus, organize and prioritize. Getting Organized includes tips, ideas and recommendations that are being successfully taught by corporate trainers and professional organizers in GO System training sessions all over the country. Even if you've tried unsuccessfully to get organized before, consider reading Getting Organized. You'll find effective solutions to your organizing challenges and will enjoy the benefits for years to come.