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Delegating for Business Success

by Janis Fisher Chan

Empower staff and the organization with savvy delegation skills for 21st-century success. Delegation has always been an essential supervisory and managerial competency. In today's lean, competitive workplace, it's a survival skill for organizational success. This lively new look at an old skill addresses today's delegation challenges with a workable plan and many practical exercises to ensure successful implementation. Discover what delegating really involves and learn to make confident delegating choices. Readers will learn how to: * Respond rapidly to changing circumstances and employ time and resources more productively * Delegate effectively in team, virtual and cross-functional environments * Assess your own delegating ability and address your hesitations about delegation * Give employees the authority and responsibility they need to get the job done * Avoid common mistakes of delegation, including reverse delegation * Identify which types of tasks and responsibilities should be delegated and which ones should not * Monitor the delegation process, evaluate progress, identify problems and reward success * Improve goal-setting, prioritizing, planning, communication and feedback skills * Delegate across the organization, to peers, subordinates and team-members

How to Manage Your Priorities

by Janis Fisher Chan

The latest tools and techniques for accomplishing more in less time with fewer resources. In today's competitive global environment--where people at all levels need to accomplish more, in less time, with fewer resources--the ability to manage priorities is a key element in personal and professional success. How to Manage Your Priorities, Second Edition, provides managers, team leaders, professionals, and others in the workplace with the tools to master this essential business skill. The second edition, revised and updated with a new chapter on technology-based tools for identifying and organizing priorities, teaches managers the critical benefits of managing their priorities and removing the obstacles that interfere with success. Readers will learn how to: * Identify what's important * Accomplish more in less time, with fewer resources * Manage your workload to improve your working relationships * Organize a task or project so outcomes meet expectations and objectives * Collaborate with others to make sure deadlines are necessary and reasonable * Improve the quality of your work and reduce stress * Master key strategies for prioritizing tasks and activities * Practice the best planning and scheduling techniques * Use technology to manage your priorities: planning and scheduling tools, project management software, PDAs, organizing systems

Taking Control with Time Management

by M. J. Weeks Janis Fisher Chan

How to balance the demands of work and personal life. Apply the tools and techniques in this book to meet contemporary time challenges and balance the demands of work and personal life. Now packed with exercises and application tools, this up-to-the-minute revision of the classic gives you proven time management strategies to increase your productivity and your efficiency. You�ll discover how to use effective systems for setting and achieving your goals and reducing on-the-job stress. You will learn how to: � Conduct a personal time audit � Conquer time wasters, including pitfalls of e-mail, cell phones, and the Internet � Delegate appropriately and effectively � Set SMART goals and establish priorities � Uncover the time you need for planning, supervising, and decision making � Manage information overload and avoid �wired stress� � Schedule and conduct well-run meetings that focus on effective actions and goals � Maximize the returns on your telephone, travel, and meeting times � Use team time more productively � Set up and implement a Time Management Plan � Make changes that will reduce stress and add balance to your life

Training Fundamentals

by Janis Fisher Chan

An essential resource on the topic, this book provides research-based practical information, strategies, techniques, guidelines, step-by-step procedures, tips, and tools that trainers can put to use right away. It features a wealth of checklists, templates, and other tools, along with strategies, perspectives, and ideas from a wide range of experienced training professionals. The book offers a comprehensive overview of training basics including information on the purpose of training, the way it's delivered, what a trainer does, adult learning theory, training assessment, learner focused training, cost-effective training, and instructional design.

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