The On-Time, On-Target Manager.

Ken Blanchard , Steve Gottry



THE ON-TIME, ON-TARGET MANAGER is about how to overcome a diabolical career killer that is lurking out there every day. It's called procrastination. Our story begins with Bob, a typical middle manager, who typically puts things off until the last minute. And as a result, he misses deadlines because his lack of focus causes him to accomplish all the meaningless tasks before he gets to the important things. Bob rationalizes, justifies and tries to explain. But there is an answer – and it's found in the helpful and enjoyable new book. Bob learns to overcome his procrastination by developing a clear picture of where he's been, where he is now, and where he's headed. As a result, he develops the ability to see how poor decisions separate him from good results. And in so doing, he commits himself to real goals, clear ideals, and firm tasks that turn him from a Last-Minute manager into THE ON-TIME, ON-TARGET MANAGER.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Priority Management: The book likely emphasizes the importance of prioritizing tasks and responsibilities to ensure that managers focus on high-impact activities that align with organizational goals.

  2. Goal Setting: Setting clear and achievable goals, both for the team and individual team members, is crucial for effective time management and performance.

  3. Delegation: Delegating tasks appropriately to team members helps in leveraging their skills and time, freeing up the manager to focus on more critical responsibilities.

  4. Time Blocking and Planning: Techniques such as time blocking, scheduling, and planning are likely discussed to help managers structure their time effectively and avoid distractions.

  5. Communication Skills: Effective communication is crucial for managing time and expectations. The book might cover strategies for clear and concise communication to avoid misunderstandings and save time.

  6. Decision-Making: Managers often face numerous decisions daily. Techniques for making timely and effective decisions might be covered to prevent decision paralysis and delays.

  7. Managing Interruptions: Strategies for handling interruptions, whether from meetings, emails, or unexpected tasks, might be discussed to maintain focus on essential tasks.

  8. Team Productivity: Techniques for improving team productivity and collaboration might be highlighted, emphasizing the manager's role in facilitating teamwork and efficiency.

  9. Feedback and Performance Management: Providing timely and constructive feedback to team members helps in improving performance and achieving goals within set timelines.

  10. Adaptability and Flexibility: The book may stress the importance of adaptability and flexibility in managing time and tasks, as priorities can change dynamically in a business environment.

Language English
ISBN-10 81-7223-593-3
No of pages 126
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Published Date 01 Jan 2007

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