“The Most Powerful Time Management Technique” is a popular book on time management written by Meg Swoyer. She calls her book, “The ABC’s of Time Management,” and it is indeed a quick read with excellent advice on time management techniques. The chapters are: 1. Time management is about urgency and awareness; 2. Time management is not just about working, but about being in the moment; 3. Time management is not about finishing first; and, 4. Time management isn’t about multitasking.
The chapters of the book are divided into five parts. Part One: Basics discusses the basics of time. What is time? What does it mean? What is it used for? What does the future hold for us?
In the next chapter, we get more detail on the concepts of time and their relationships to the future. We learn that time is the essence of life. It is the one true force, the one thing that makes the past and the future timeless.
The third chapter “Time Management as the Most Powerful Time Management Technique.” This chapter focuses on the five characteristics of time. These are the amount of time available, the rate at which time passes, the impact of time on decisions, the impact of time on people, and finally, the impact of time on the environment.
The fourth chapter looks at how time management affects individuals. What are the common styles of time management? What are the common personalities who apply time management techniques? What are some of the characteristics specific to successful time managers? The answers provided in this book will help you understand yourself and your relationship with time.
The fifth chapter looks at what types of activities produce the most energy. It compares these activities to the power you have when you use them. It concludes that activities that use up this power are the most powerful time-management technique. It also discusses the types of activities you should include in your day. These include those that create a sense of power, those that use up the least power, and those that consume the greatest power.
The final chapter looks at the relationship between the management of time and the organization. Specifically, it looks at the importance of using time in a strategic way within an organization. Finally, the book concludes with a chapter looking at the book’s five strategies for time management. The strategies suggest ways to implement time management techniques within your organization and achieve effective results.
The fifth chapter looks at creating and monitoring time records. In this chapter, the author analyzes the details of a time record to identify what information is needed, how to construct the record, and how to monitor the record. The author concludes the fifth chapter of the book with a simple way to manage time, which she calls resource scheduling. This is the only time-management technique mentioned in the book that does not require any computer software.