Management Skills: Take control of time and get things done.
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Management Skills: Take control of time and get things done.

Learn how to prioritize, organize and be focused for success. Take control and quickly achieve dramatic personal results
4.2 (38 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
504 students enrolled
Created by Richard Lock
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Eliminate your most troublesome time wasters.
  • Reduce and control interruptions and distractions.
  • Rapidly improve your personal organisation
  • Create clear, effective, measurable and meaningful goals.
  • Significantly improve your personal productivity
  • Successfully accomplish your personal goals
  • Develop a work life balance that's right for you.
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  • Recognize that time isn't measured by the length of the day, but by the results achieved.
  • Be willing to fully commit and participate for the best results

There are no second chances with time. Once it's passed there's no going back. Making the most of the time we have is so important. That's why time management is something most of us want to be better at. We want to learn how to take control and manage our time and our life. This course will help you significantly improve your focus and productivity and achieve the success you desire. Get the things done that matter for YOU.

It is very easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed by the sheer volume of things you believe you have to get done. It can seem as though other people are effectively controlling you and how you spend that most precious of commodities - your time.

Time is one of the few resources that we all have an equal amount of. Yet we achieve vastly different levels of success with that time. Highly successful people are excellent at time management, developing a clear focus on what success means for them, working to strong priorities and ensuring that they waste no effort or time delivering that success. It's not rocket science, but it does require self discipline.

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This course will give you the tools and strategies you need to significantly improve how you manage your time and boost your management skills:

  • clearly identify what success really means for you
  • Develop clear, measurable, meaningful goals and objectives
  • Establish and work to clear priorities - making decisions on where to use your time easier
  • Organize and schedule your tasks and activities to make sure you make the best possible use of your time and gain the maximum benefit
  • Deal effectively with the day to day challenges of scheduling your time.
  • Eliminate bad habits and the time bandits that can waste so much of your time

Having the self-discipline and commitment to implement these strategies will result in a significant improvement in your productivity enabling much greater levels of achievement that will transform your level of success.

Who is the target audience?
  • • Anyone who regularly says ‘I don’t have enough time’
  • • Anyone who is frustrated by not achieving what they want to achieve
  • • People who recognize their disorganized approach is holding them back
  • • People who want to be in control of their life
  • • People who are prepared to challenge themselves and commit to action.
  • • You should not take this course if you are seeking a ‘quick fix’ solution that requires no personal effort.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
Welcome & how to get the most from this course
2 Lectures 04:26

A warm welcome and thanks for joining the course. This outlines briefly what you can expect to learn, and more importantly, the impact you can have on the results you achieve.

Preview 02:26

As we are exploring time management and productivity, it makes sense to review quick tips to help you get the most from your time investment.

Preview 02:00
The making time challenge
5 Lectures 17:53

Making the shift from 'making time' to 'finding time' is a key first step in understanding the reality of our use of time and the motivations that underpin it.

Preview 03:09

One of the most common limiting beliefs we encounter everyday is about time. Holding that limiting belief immediately erodes your ability to get the most from your day. Don't worry, there is a simple solution.

Beliefs about time

A lack of motivation to start, or complete a task plays havoc with our ability to be productive. This module reveals a surprising aspect of motivation, that might solve some of your more difficult motivation issue quickly and easily.

Your motivation to act

We are never short of reasons why we are not able to do something. Here are the top three. Which is your favourite? At the end of this lecture you are tasked with finding out how you use these common excuses.

Activity: What is your excuse?

We all feel overwhelmed and under pressure at times. It can be a very frustrating and demotivating experience. At these times, our attitude is critical to success. This lesson introduces a simple formula and question to challenge yourself with in these moments and encourages you to focus on what counts.

How to win when overwhelmed and under pressure
What does success mean for you?
5 Lectures 13:52

Without a full understanding of what success means to us, it is very likely that the decisions we make about how we invest our time will be misplaced and ineffective. The wheel of life is a great tool for helping you think through the key success factors for you.

Activity: The Wheel of Life

Some students may wish to only focus on the work aspects of their time management and productivity.

The Wheel of Work

It is easy to find yourself under pressure to work harder and longer. However, life is more than simply work. Finding the balance that is right for you is key in making the change to working smarter not simply harder.

How well balanced are you?

An activity designed to put you in touch with where you are really spending your time. Frequesntly, the results are something of a shock for many people.

Activity: How do you use your time

An activity to start you thinking about what is really important for you. Having a good sense of your values helps you maintain an appropriate focus and balance in your time management and productivity efforts.

Activity: Values Audit
Results come from meaningful goals.
2 Lectures 10:47

If you don't know where you are going, you can take any direction and hope you get there. This module introduces you to a critical underpinning framework for developing clear objectives. Once you have these in place, making decisions about where to best invest your time become much easier; as do decisions about what you need to stop doing.

Turning time into Results

Now it's your turn to develop your personal work or life objectives.

Activity: Writing your objectives
Establishing priorities: the rocket fuel of successful productivity
4 Lectures 12:45

Highly successful people tend to be excellent at establishing and working to their priorities. They know which activities and tasks add the most value for them. The priority matrix is a deceptively simple, yet powerful tool for enabling you to be crystal clear on your key priorities.

Mastering the Priority Matrix

Many people use the priority matrix as a daily planning tool. Here's how.

Using the Priority Matrix

So many people talk about the Pareto Principle - the 80:20 rule, but few apply it consistently to their time management and productivity planning. Those who do tend to succeed.

Preview 01:53

It's time to start applying your learning directly to your own use of time. This activity starts the process of analysing the time log you completed in an earlier activity.

Activity: Time Log Review 1
Organize and take control
9 Lectures 35:12
There are three elements you must have in place in order to focus your energy and efforts in the most productive areas. This module clarifies what those are.
Get Organized and save yourself major time and effort

This activity ensures you are not wasting time trying to control things you simply cannot. Are you really in control or are you deluding yourself?

Activity: The five conditions of control

Apply these four decision factors to your task list every day and you will quickly transform the results you achieve.

Critical decisions you MUST make

Key tips to help you build self-discipline when you are scheduling your time.

Scheduling tips for greater productivity

Here are the key time bandits, the time stealers that can have a dramatic effect on your productivity and results if you do not tackle them head on.

Time bandits

Activity: Time log Review 2

It's time to get tough with one of the biggest time bandits - interruptions. This activity will help you do exactly that.

Preview 00:51

Develop this seemingly simple discipline and watch your productivity soar. Easier said than done, but well worth the effort.

Top Productivity Tip - Uninterrupted Time

These are the top tips on transforming your productivity from a wide range of highly successful people. We have covered quite a few within our course material as they are key to successful time management and improved productivity. However, there are still ideas to try out and see if they work for you.

25 Top productivity Tips of highly successful people
Activity: Learning Review
1 Lecture 01:45

Challenge yourself to identify what actions you need to take to get the maximum benefit from the course - then make it happen.

Learning Review
Over to you - it's time for action
1 Lecture 02:13

Before you go, a quick recap quiz to check your understanding and retention.

Before you go
8 questions

Now its your turn. You have the tools and strategies in place. It simply requires a little self-discipline and commitment to start achieving the results you want. It means changing your habits, and I've included some tips on how to do that.

Over to you - tips to help you change your habits
Bonus offers and more from Richard
1 Lecture 02:07

Access more information and resources from Richard along with additional discounts and offers.

Bonus offer from Richard
About the Instructor
Richard Lock
4.3 Average rating
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6,151 Students
6 Courses
People Development Professional: Business & Personal Growth

International Management Trainer | Speaker | Facilitator | Business Coach helping organizations get the best from people and people to get the best from themselves.

Thank You - for checking out at my profile.

You're probably wondering why on earth you should take my online courses, or even work with me more directly.

Well, I've had the privilege to have been a learning and development professional for close to 30 years now. In that time I've worked with a very wide range of organisations and people from all walks of life, and many different countries and backgrounds.

My focus is on helping people learn skills, techniques and behaviours that will add practical value in their everyday lives. That's typically in their business and professional lives, yet often the skills and concepts are very applicable to more personal development outside of work. What matters to me is that the learning is not simply just theoretical, but practically applicable. Knowing stuff is good, but we get improved results and personal growth when we actually apply our learning and do something with it. That's where we really add value.

In support of this approach, I have a lot of experience to back it up. I have for 20 years held senior management positions in both public and private sector organisations. I have also run my own consultancy and people development businesses for almost 19 years working with many global brands in a variety of business sectors, family businesses, business start ups and individuals seeking to develop their own skills and abilities.

With all this experience and expertise I have come to realize that a great deal of successful business and people management comes down to effective communication. This may appear to be an obvious, straight forward insight, yet the day to day reality is frequently much more challenging. My favourite quote sums up this challenge nicely;

'the single biggest problem with communication is the illusion it is taking place'

George Bernard Shaw.

The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people is so crucial to success in any endeavour. Whilst we say we understand that, most of us take communication for granted, and it is often a big mistake that leads to errors, misunderstandings, wasted effort, poor performance and even conflict.

Improving your communication and people management skills can be one of the best investments you'll ever make.

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My primary areas of activity are:

·Presentation, Communication and Influencing and conflict

·Performance management and improvement

·Coaching, Training and Personal Development

·Employee Engagement

I am a qualified user of psychometric tests and a certified NLP Practitioner.