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Successful Time Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Dirk Zeller

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Chapter 21

Time Management for Business Owners and Executives

In This Chapter

  • Building a time-efficient company from the top down
  • Constructing an effective organizational chart
  • Allocating more time to growth
  • Working on the business instead of in the business

Corporate executives and business owners are two of the most stressed-out and time-shorted categories of workers in the business world. A number of circumstances heighten the time pressures on these folks: Company leaders are charged with creating strategic plans and carrying them out. Entrepreneurs in the start-up stages are taxed with nurturing a fledgling business until it can fly on its own. And both feel the burden of bottom-line pressures: Is the company hitting the revenue goals? Are you making a profit? Are you growing the way you should? Are you in the black? What new products and services can I bring to the marketplace that will create a profit?

Here's another observation about these business leaders: Even after they've succeeded in launching and maintaining a viable and thriving enterprise, they can't seem to get off that fast track, gotta-do-everything-myself, 24/7 treadmill. Even when the business stabilizes and matures, these executives and owners struggle against pulling back, balancing their lives, and transitioning away from their insane work schedules. They seemingly become addicted to time deprivation.

If you suspect you're addicted to work stress, read on. In this chapter, I walk you through a successful ...

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