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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Time Management Principles

    1. What's So Difficult About Time Management?

    2. The Principles of Time Management for SAs

    3. It Won't Be Easy

    4. Summary

  2. Chapter 2 Focus Versus Interruptions

    1. The Focused Brain

    2. An Environment to Encourage Focus

    3. Interruptions

    4. Directing Interruptions Away from You

    5. You Can Say "Go Away" Without Being a Jerk

    6. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Routines

    1. Sample Routines

    2. How to Develop Your Own Routines

    3. Deleting Old Routines

    4. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 The Cycle System

    1. Don't Trust Your Brain

    2. Why Other Systems Fail

    3. Systems That Succeed

    4. The Cycle

    5. Summary

  5. Chapter 5 The Cycle System: To Do Lists and Schedules

    1. A Sample Day

    2. Other Tips

    3. Setting Up a PAA for Use with The Cycle

    4. Setting Up a PDA for Use with The Cycle

    5. Summary

  6. Chapter 6 The Cycle System: Calendar Management

    1. How to Use Your Calendar

    2. One Calendar for Business and Social Life

    3. Repeating Tasks

    4. Know Your Personal Rhythms

    5. Know Your Company's Rhythms

    6. Summary

  7. Chapter 7 The Cycle System: Life Goals

    1. The Secret Trick

    2. Setting Goals

    3. Planning Your Next Steps

    4. Schedule the Steps

    5. Revisit Your Goals Regularly

    6. Summary

  8. Chapter 8 Prioritization

    1. Prioritizing Your To Do Lists

    2. Project Priorities

    3. Requests from Your Boss

    4. Summary

  9. Chapter 9 Stress Management

    1. Overload and Conflicting Directions

    2. Vacation Time

    3. Yoga, Meditation, and Massage

    4. Summary

  10. Chapter 10 Email Management

    1. Managing Your Email

    2. Jump Starting the Process

    3. Summary

  11. Chapter 11 Eliminating Time Wasters

    1. What Is a Time Waster?

    2. Avoiding the Tempting Time Wasters

    3. Common Time Wasters

    4. Wasteful Meetings

    5. Strategic Versus Tactical

    6. Summary

  12. Chapter 12 Documentation

    1. Document What Matters to You

    2. Wiki Technology

    3. Summary

  13. Chapter 13 Automation

    1. What to Automate?

    2. How to Automate

    3. Simple Things Done Often

    4. Hard Things Done Once

    5. Letting Others Do Privileged Operations

    6. Summary

  1. Appendix Epilogue

    1. What to Do with All Your "New" Free Time?

  2. Colophon