Increasing technological advances tend to be the consequence of living where everybody is trying to do more in less time. Conversations are routinely interrupted by cell phones and text messaging, people are pressing one another to be constantly available and world-wide access means many people are holding very early morning or very late evening meetings.
Our research tells us that it is a mistake to believe that time management is simply about working more effectively, prioritizing or planning ahead. It is all of that and much more. Of significance is doing what is important, using your strengths, disciplining yourself to stay focused, and having the ability to say 'no.'
To be more effective, most organizations and individuals believe they need to focus on improving their time management skills when what they really need to concentrate on are personal choices. As executive coaches, who help people to live a better life by taking control of their own behavior, we know this will take some dedication---but the benefits will be worth every bit of your effort.
The meaningful and practical recommendations, in the self-coaching books below, will allow you to get to where you want to be both in your personal and professional life. What operates in the background of our time management behavior is discussed in these books to help you learn what you don't know about how you make choices and compromises.
It is our hope that by selectively applying these time management insights, you'll be able to gain a better work/life balance.
Women, Know Thyself: The most important knowledge is self-knowledge. (ebook for $.99 or paperback edition for $7.99)
Women and Time (ebook for $.99 or paperback for $7.99)
For specific "things to do" on time management, self-knowledge and other subjects, consider purchasing the paperback "Workbook Edition" of "When Doing It All Won't Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women:"
(Paperback Edition for $13.09)