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Top 3 Time Management Books: Baik Group Version

1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Many people are currently wondering how to save time and effort to achieve desired results with short-term solutions. In this book, Covey states that we must allow ourselves to experience change to achieve real change. This book aims to adjust your character, so you see the world in a positive paradigm. The 7 habits are:

  1. Be Proactive

  2. Begin with the End in Mind

  3. Put First Things First

  4. Think Win-Win

  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

  6. Synergize

  7. Sharpen the Saw

2. The Power of Full Engagement: The Four Energy Management Principles That Drive Performance

The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us are dynamic. The more we take responsibility for the energy we bring into the world, the more empowered and productive we become. The more we blame others or circumstances, the more negative and unproductive the energy we expend.

In this book, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz state that there are 4 basic principles of energy management:

  • Principle 1: There are four sources of energy: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

  • Principle 2: Because energy capacity diminishes both with overuse and underuse, we must balance energy expenditure and renewal.

  • Principle 3: To build capacity, we must push beyond normal limits, training in the same systematic way that athletes do.

  • Principle 4: Positive energy rituals – particular routines for managing energy – are key to full engagement and sustained high performance.

The book The Power of Full Engagement also presents a new paradigm

3. The Time Trap

In this book, we discuss some crisis management, inability to say no, which makes us realize that the older we get, the more we understand how to say no and how it is good for our mental health, and so on. Here are 14 things that are discussed in this book:

  1. Management By Crisis

  2. Inadequate Planning

  3. Inability to Say No

  4. Poor Communication

  5. Poorly Run Meetings

  6. The World Gone Virtual

  7. Email Mania

  8. The Untamed Telephone

  9. Incomplete Information and the Paper Chase

  10. Confused Responsibility and Authority

  11. Poor Delegation and Training

  12. Procrastination and Leaving Tasks Unfinished

  13. Socializing and Drop-In Visitors

  14. Attempting Too Much

After reading those 3 books, you can implement how to divide your time, decide what needs to be done first, and what can wait with The Eisenhower Matrix:

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