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Practical Time Management: Do more, Get more, Live more.

Mike Clayton, Business Speaker and Author

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25 Videos (2h 31m)
    • Why You Need this Course

    • Five Attitudes to Time... and the secret to fulfilment

    • How to Make Dull Activities Interesting

    • Why You Cannot Manage Time

    • The OATS Principle

    • Why Goal-setting Works

    • How to Set the SMARTEST Goals

    • Is it Important... or is it just Urgent?

    • Avoid the 'To Do Tyranny'

    • The OATS Principle and the Powerhouse Loop

    • What to Do about To Do items that Hang Around

    • How to Remember what's Outstanding

    • How to Clear a Backlog

    • Four Questions to Guide your Response to a Task

    • What are Overload and Overwhelm?

    • How to Deal with a Feeling of Overwhelm

    • Are You an Elephant or an Octopus?

    • Multi-tasking, and how to do it well... if you must!

    • How to delegate Effectively

    • How to Get Really Good at Estimating

    • How to Schedule Your Day

    • When to Schedule Activities into Your Day

    • The Ultimate Time Management Tool: How to Say NO

    • How would you like $86,400?

    • A Final Thought


About This Class

You can't make more time.
But you can make better use of the time you have.
Use your time well and get more out of life.

Nobody has enough time in the busy-busy, 24-hour, non-stop world of Twitter, smartphones, and latte in a cardboard cup.

Yet you want to do more, you want to achieve better things, you want to get more out of the time you have: you wish there were more hours in the day.

Practical Time Management cannot give you more time, but it sure can show you how to use the time you have to the greatest effect!

  • It shows you how to make the most of your time by avoiding the time-wasting and morale sapping habits that rob you of your most valuable asset... time.
  • You will learn how to prioritise your time effectively, and how to use a powerful four-step process that gets things done.
  • It will arm you with a host of tools and techniques from the established expert on getting things done – the author of the best-selling Brilliant Time Management.
  • Whatever you do in life, whatever you hope to achieve, Brilliant Time Management will help you get it done - with time to spare.
  • You will learn how to set yourself up to succeed, manage the stresses of a busy diary and find that productive space to think clearly and do quality work.
  • It will show you how to make focused use of your day and how to deal with the interruptions that rob you of productive time.
  • It will give you the low-down on time management, explaining clearly the essential roles of goal setting, scheduling, delegation and personal motivation.
  • You will learn about the multi-tasking fallacy and how the Elephant and the Octopus have different solutions to awesome productivity.

Practical Time Management is not about fancy systems and sophisticated technology: it is about the reality of how to be productive in a busy life.

How much you get done really depends on you. Practical Time Management highlights the unhelpful habits you have got into and how they waste the most precious commodity you have.

If you want to make the most of your time, then this could well be the most valuable three hours ever.

Practical Time Management: if you want to

It is based on Mike's best selling three-hour live seminar and contains nearly two and a half hours of video, and a wealth of templates for you to download and adapt to your work.

Are you a bit like these people?

“Without a doubt, the most interesting and useful seminar I have ever been on. Thank you for giving me back time in my life."

Ian Walker, Carl Kammerling International

“Probably the best spent 4 hours in a long time!"

Peter Corke, Chesterfield Borough Council

“Extremely useful and thought provoking."

Maggie Reardon, DWT Legal

“Excellent. Really concise and covered a wide range of topics and techniques."

Ben Shipley, Articad Ltd

“Concise, clear, energising, inspiring."

Anthony Denny, East Publishing

“I learned a handful of extremely valuable tools to assist me in managing myself."

Nicholas Pearce, Beaney Pearce

“Interesting insightful course. I gained lots of useful ideas to start implementing at work."

Aiofe Ferguson, Octavia Housing

“Brilliant food for thought. Useful, practical ideas."

Jackie Smith, phonics4 .co .uk

“Concentrated useable techniques to practically improve time management - Informative, enlightening and great value for money."

Ian Thomas, Village Hotels

“Inspiring and motivating. Whole life approaching tips to use. A good all-round event"

Anita Wadhaven, Department of Health

“Excellent session. Worthwhile attending even if you have read Mike's book. Mike's approach to help people form their own system promises to be highly effective. I can't wait to plan and start the new me!"

Caroline Wiggins, Business Accent PR

“Really interesting and insightful. Learnt some really good tips which will be useful in both work and personal life."

Wing Sze Wong, TCS Europe Ltd

Practical Time Management – if you haven't got enough hours in a day!

Based on a lifetime of getting things done and hitting deadlines, Dr Mike Clayton combines psychological principles with powerful practical solutions to show you how you can:

• Spot what's important, and focus on it to really make a difference

• Enjoy productive time and take the chore out of work

• Programme your mind for productivity

• Make multi-tasking work for you

• Schedule your activities to get more done and leave time for yourself

• Say NO to things that just get in the way

You will learn how you can...

• Balance the extremes of your personality to find productivity, success, and happiness in the middle

• Apply Mike Clayton's powerful OATS principle to gain control of your working day

• Schedule activities into your day for maximum productivity and minimum work left over at the end of the day

• Set goals so that you really do achieve them

• Distinguish between what is important in your life, and what is merely urgent

• Tame your to do list and convert it into your formula for productive delivery

• Handle your backlog of work calmly and effortlessly

• Avoid the multi-tasking trap, to get more gone, more quickly and with fewer mistakes

• Handle interruptions by applying the five strategies to keep control of your day

• Distinguish between overwhelm and overload, and apply successful strategies to each

• Overcome the stress of feeling overwhelmed, by seizing control using Mike's awesome seven-step procedure

• Avoid those fatal four words: “leave it with me"

• Create real extra time in your day by delegating effectively

• Become a master of time estimation

• Schedule your time to produce better work and get more done

• Say "NO" with confidence, to keep in control of your time and, ultimately, to increase the respect people have for you

… and, finally, you will learn why your attitude to time affects everything

Dr Mike Clayton

Mike is on of the UK's leading personal effectiveness and project management trainers. He has over 20 years' experience of training professionals, managers, and team-members throughout the UK and in Europe and the US. He is the author of thirteen top-selling business, management, and personal effectiveness books, including four on time management topics:

  • The Time Management Pocketbook (Management Pocketbooks, 2017)
  • Brilliant Time Management (in its second edition as: How to Manage your Time). (Pearson, 2011 and 2015)
  • Powerhouse: Turbo-boost your Effectiveness and Start Making a Serious Impact (Capstone/Wiley, 2015)
  • The Yes/No Book: How to do less... and achieve more (Pearson, 2012)
  • Brilliant Stress Management (in its second edition as: How to Manage Stress). (Pearson, 2011 and 2015)





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Mike Clayton

Business Speaker and Author

Hello, I'm Mike.

I'm a business trainer, consultant, author and speaker. Over the last 15 years, I have trained many thousands of supervisors, managers, leaders, and professionals.

Since 2002, I've been helping professionals, managers and leaders to excel in their roles with management, leadership, and personal effectiveness training.

I have written over a dozen books for major publishers like Wiley, Macmillan and Pearson, including: Powerhouse, How to Manage a Great Proj...

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