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Time Planner 2013

"It's a funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."

- Somerset Maugham

Management articles

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The 80/20 Time planner is a collection of 9 powerful leadership and personal growth tools designed as a time planner.

In addition to sections on long term and short term planning, the 80/20 Time planner is interspersed with over 60 short articles on important management concepts. The articles are meant to expose you to important ideas. Become aware of these concepts and enhance your learning with further reading. Understanding these concepts through a systematic process of reading and learning can save you years of learning through trial and error.

Some articles from the planner

1. How to manage your boss
The most important relationship you will have in an organization is with your boss. Having a good relationship with your boss can help improve your performance, offer job satisfaction and minimise stress. Some tips :

1. You must learn to lead your boss.
2. Take the initiative. Address tasks before he tells you to do them.
3. Understand how he uses your output. Anticipate his needs and tailor your work around it.
4. When you need a decision from him, do all your homework and present information and alternatives logically.
5. If he has to present your information to some one else don’t make him rework or rearrange your reports.
6. Help him to sell ideas to his boss.
7. Offer strategic insights.
8. Keep him informed about new ideas and opportunities that you see even if it is not directly related to you.
9. Keep him informed about what is happening in your division. If something is going wrong, he shouldn’t have to find out from someone else.
10. When you brief him, do not give him information selectively. Present all sides of the picture.
11. Demand his time when you have important issues to discuss.
12. Ensure you have regular meetings with him, even if he does not ask for it.

Management concepts

A summary of some of the 60 articles on key management concepts included in the planner.

How to manage your boss

The most important relationship you have in an organization is with your boss. Having a good relationship with your boss can help improve your performance, offer job satisfaction and minimise stress

12 tips on how to manage your boss.

12 productivity tools

The article lists 12 useful productivity tools that you can use on the internet.These cover mind mapping, slide show sharing, inspirational videos, visual learning, bookmarking and information organising tools.