The Time Trap

The Classic Book on Time Management

The Time Trap

Authors: Alec Mackenzie, Pat Nickerson
Pub Date: June 2009
Print Edition: $18.95
Print ISBN: 9780814413388
Page Count: 320
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Fourth Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814413395

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Suffering from information overload? Being asked to do too much? Can’t say no? If you’re finding your days clogged with endless activities and responsibilities and your work life spinning out of control, it’s time to employ some practical, realistic solutions to the age-old problem of “too much to do and too little time.”

This new fourth edition of the classic book on time management gives you more powerful methods for both maximizing efficiency and getting the most satisfaction out of your workday. In The Time Trap you’ll find out how to:

• Avoid so-called “time savers” that don’t really work.

• Set realistic goals and make commitments you can keep.

• Juggle multiple demands.

• Accurately estimate time needed on new tasks.

• Pinpoint and combat the most tenacious time-wasters.

• Protect your priorities.

Based on decades of research and interviews with businesspeople around the world—and extensively revised to include technology-based solutions to the challenges we all face in the virtual world—The Time Trap is loaded with smart tactics and priceless time management tools. Let this proven guide boost your personal productivity and professional success when time is not on your side.

Praise for Previous Editions of The Time Trap

“Alec Mackenzie provides an invaluable tool to anyone who wants to become more efficient. Here is a concise guide to the causes of poor time management, with both clear and crea­tive methods for eliminating them.”

Eleanor Brantley Schwartz, Chancellor, University of Missouri–Kansas City

“This edition is Dr. Alec Mackenzie’s best Time Trap book yet. He really understands the time traps that befall us all, and he provides answers that will make our lives more fruitful with less stress. I am delighted to be counted as a ‘disciple’ of his wisdom.”

Jim Van Houten, General Manager, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Alec Mackenzie was an internationally known speaker, consultant, and expert on time management.

Pat Nickerson, President of EBI Inc., San Diego, is the author of Managing Multiple Bosses. Her seminars on time and priority management have attracted 180,000 managers and professionals—business, government, and military—worldwide.

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