Time Management Skills

What’s My Time Style?

We all have our own style of managing time, which is expressed in everything we do, from beginning new projects to managing multiple tasks to arranging personal workspace. While traditional time-management systems take a one-size-fits-all approach, What’s My Time Style? helps people identify their own personal time style and learn how to make that style work for them rather than against them.
Learning Outcomes
Identify preference for one of 4 time management styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or Systematic. Learn how to capitalize on strengths and overcome the trouble spots of their styles. Learn how to interact effectively with other styles. Theory

What’s My Time Style? and the other titles in the HRDQ Style Series™ are based on the well-known research and personality theories of psychologists Carl Jung, William Moulton Marston, and others. Most research has identified two basic dimensions of style, which we refer to as assertiveness and expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others.

Uses for What’s My Time Style?

What’s My Time Style? is ideal for training anyone who wants to learn more about his or her time management style. It makes an effective component in various training programs for a variety of topics, including:

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Time Management

Time Management (1 Day Program)
A simple glance at the desks of various workers reveals different organizational and time management practices that individuals have adapted to their personality. Personality preferences have an impact on how individuals successfully manage their time. Different approaches to time management are equally effective and neither approach is better than the other. In this program you will learn how to increase your personal effectiveness by using management techniques that fit your personality. You will apply time saving techniques, learn ways to overcome procrastination and find out a variety of methods to living a balanced life.

The HRDQ Reproducible Program Library comes in half-day to multi-day formats. Select the individual titles you need, choose from pre-selected topic series, or purchase the entire collection to own the ultimate training library. Each program comes ready to train with printable Participant Guides, an easy-to-use Facilitator Guide, and a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Most programs include additional content such as quick reference cards. That's not all - they're fully customizable, so you can add your company brand, tailor the content to your specific industry or organizational needs, and print on demand.

We also provide you with simple instructions for downloading your programs. Each program is provided in a zipped file which includes Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files for all components. There is no waiting for delivery or CD's to damage or lose. Go to the HRDQ store now:
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Tote & Train

If you’re in need of a convenient and affordable way to meet your ongoing workplace learning needs, look no further. Introducing Tote & Train, a library of 80 half-day to multi-day classroom training programs. You choose the titles you want; we deliver everything you need to train up to 10 participants.

Getting started is easy:
Each kit comes complete with a Facilitator Guide, 10 Participant Guides, and a PowerPoint® presentation on CD-ROM, all packaged neatly in a sturdy tote bag. No certification is required, so you can train at a moment’s notice. Training more than 10 people? Scheduling multiple sessions? No problem. Simply order additional Participant Guides as needed.

What you get
Each complete kit includes enough materials to train up to 10 participants:

• Facilitator Guide with step-by-step guidelines • 10 Participant Guides for classroom learning • PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM • Sturdy tote bag for on-the-go training.

About this title
A simple glance at the desks of various workers reveals different organizational and time management practices that individuals have adapted to their personality. Personality preferences have an impact on how individuals successfully manage their time. Different approaches to time management are equally effective and neither approach is better than the other. In this program you will learn how to increase your personal effectiveness by using management techniques that fit your personality. You will apply time saving techniques, learn ways to overcome procrastination and find out a variety of methods to living a balanced life.
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Today, you are in for a real treat if you don't mind dining on frog! We've captured some of the wisdom from best selling author, Brian Tracy's book...Eat That Frog, in a two minute inspirational movie that you can share on your website, blog or in emails to your team, friends and family. Share this with others to help them stop procrastinating and move ahead to reach their 2010 goals.

"Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." — Mark Twain

So it is near the last quarter of the year. You want to get organized, simplify your life. You want to learn to focus on priorities and to get more done in less time. The answer is Brian Tracy’s book Eat That Frog book and movie. Enjoy this 2 minute movie that is loaded with unconventional wisdom and tips to stop procrastinating and reach your 2010 goals.

Eat That Frog!

Quotations about Time
Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. ~William Faulkner

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once. ~John Archibald Wheeler

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. ~Henry David Thoreau, "Economy," Walden, 1854

Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It's passing, yet I'm the one who's doing all the moving. ~Martin Amis, Money

The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked. ~Tillie Olsen, Tell Me a Riddle

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. ~Dion Boucicault

In reality, killing time is only the name for another of the multifarious ways by which Time kills us. ~Osbert Sitwell

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. ~Doug Larson

But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go. ~Henry Austin Dobson

Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!.... his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes. ~Charles Dickens

Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits. ~Author Unknown

Time is the fire in which we burn. ~Delmore Schwartz, "Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day," 1937 (Thanks, George)

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day ~William Shakespeare

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. ~James Matthew Barrie

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. ~John B. Priestly

It strikes! one, two, Three, four, five, six. Enough, enough, dear watch, Thy pulse hath beat enough. Now sleep and rest; Would thou could'st make the time to do so too; I'll wind thee up no more. ~Ben Jonson

The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

It's a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up. ~J.K. Rowling, "The Hungarian Horntail," Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000

Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side. ~The Talmud

Old Time, in whose banks we deposit our notes Is a miser who always wants guineas for groats; He keeps all his customers still in arrears By lending them minutes and charging them years. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy. ~Doménico Cieri Estrada

Time is making fools of us again. ~J.K. Rowling

El tiempo da buen consejo. ~Proverb

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time. ~Napoleon I, Maxims, 1815

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. ~Faith Baldwin

When told the reason for Daylight Saving time the old Indian said, "Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket." ~Author Unknown

Why won't they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can't they use birth control on time? I want an interregnum. The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping - rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year's and Easter and Christmas - But, goodness, why need they do it? ~John Dos Passos, 1917

How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on. ~Zall's Second Law

The years like great black oxen tread the world And God, the herdsman, goads them on behind. ~William Butler Yeats, The Countess Cathleen

Time! the corrector when our judgments err. ~Lord Byron

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~Carl Sandburg

Time is a figure eight, at its center the city of Deja Vu. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

I am tired of the imposed rhythms of men, Tethered time, restrained and trained To a monotonous beat Digital time blinking exactness Unliving. ~Phillip Pulfrey, "Conjecture," Beyond Me, www.originals.net

If you want work well done, select a busy man - the other kind has no time. ~Elbert Hubbard

Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear? ~Jack London

Time flies on restless pinions - constant never. ~Friedrich Schiller

The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. ~C.S. Lewis

Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new... but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design? ~Paracelsus

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know. ~Saint Augustine

Each moment has its sickle, emulous Of Time's enormous scythe, whose ample sweep Strikes empires from the root. ~Edward Young

The inertia hardest to overcome is that of perfectly good seconds. ~Martin H. Fischer

Time is the wisest counsellor of all. ~Pericles

Time is the only thief we can't get justice against. ~Astrid Alauda

There are whole years for which I hope I'll never be cross-examined, for I could not give an alibi. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

The clocks are all turned forward from Funny Time to Right Time. I always remember, "Spring back or Fall in." ~Dave Beard (@Raqhun)

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires. ~Charles Caleb Colton

Time is what we want most, but... what we use worst. ~Willaim Penn

Time is the longest distance between two places. ~Tennessee Williams

Can an afternoon revert? ~Carrie Latet

Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right - it holds my golden time! ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Man goes nowhere. Everything comes to man, like tomorrow. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Whether we wake or we sleep, Whether we carol or weep, The Sun with his Planets in chime, Marketh the going of Time. ~Edward Fitzgerald

For centuries, man believed that the sun revolves around the earth. Centuries later, he still thinks that time moves clockwise. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends. ~Charles Caleb Colton

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. ~Henry David Thoreau

The Present is a Point just passed. ~David Russell

Methinks I see the wanton hours flee, And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me. ~George Villiers

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. ~Denis Waitely

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. ~Charles Caleb Colton

One must learn a different... sense of time, one that depends more on small amounts than big ones. ~Sister Mary Paul

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ~Ambrose Bierce

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. ~Louis Hector Berlioz

Let not the sands of time get in your lunch. ~Tony Hendra, "Deteriorata" (Thanks Tom)

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