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2 At the end of this session on Time Management and Dealing Better with Challenging People, you will be able to answer the following: Why do some school nurses get their work done while you find yourself struggling? How could you improve the way that you currently use your time at work? What do you think causes people to become challenging or downright difficult at times? Can you describe how you might deal with a challenging / difficult person to effect a positive outcome for both of you?

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4 TIME! I NEED TIME!

5 watch?v=5M5eG-aywZQ watch?v=5M5eG-aywZQ A U-tube video *approved for educational use George Carlin on Time

6 I am definitely going to take a course on time management... just as soon as I can work it into my schedule. I am definitely going to take a course on time management... just as soon as I can work it into my schedule. Louis E. Boone Louis E. Boone

7 Don t say you don t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. H. Jackson Brown

8 You Do Not Manage Time! You Manage: Yourself, Others, and Work !

9 Do You Really Know Where Your Time is Being Spent ? Time to find out… Yup…time to do a Time Log Try it for a week and look for patterns, trends, interruptions, requests for your time, etc.

10 What are the most common Time Wasters ? List 4 ways that you waste time at work?

11 TIME WASTERS. Poor Planning. Interruptions such as:. Socializing -Phone calls.Cluttered desk -Drop in visitors Procrastination. Multiple s Waiting/Delays. Misfiled information Paperwork overload Extended lunches Frequent breaks Not setting or sticking to priorities

12 People always make time to do the things they really want to do. Anonymous

13 20% of people chronically avoid difficult or routine tasks at work and instead allow distractions to waste their time

14 The mark of a bona fide procrastinator; they're getting things done, just not as many as they would like.

15 Ooops…where did the day go? Try the Swiss Cheese Approach

16 ALSO CALLED CHUNKING IT Doing just a little bit during the time we have available puts you that much further ahead than if you took no action at all." ~Byron Pulsifer

17 Paretos 80/20 Rule 80% of your work success comes from focusing on just 20% of your priorities so prioritize using an ABC system

18 Prioritize Your To Do List A= Must be done…will give you the biggest return for the time you invest B= Should be done… but not until the As are done… C = Nice to do… but can wait or may not need to be done at all

19 WHO IS DOING ALL THE INTERRUPTING ANYWAY??? Are 80% of the interruptions that take up your time coming from 20% of those with whom you have the most contact? What can you do to minimize Those interruptions?

20 Its not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau

21 Its how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it. Marcia Wieder

22 Ways to Create More Time Listen to audio books on Time Management and Dealing with Difficult People while you are driving to and fro from work. Look for and use small pockets of time to do a work related task…when you are waiting for doc, haircut, dentist, etc. Look for and purchase any device that helps you save valuable time… If youre watching TV, ing, websurfing, facebooking, twittering and using Skype and complaining about not having enough time, you really need to take a closer look at your priorities Get up earlier…even a half an hour can do wonders! Learn to say NO if you are in need of time! Batch like tasks together. Limit time in shopping. Hire a student and delegate walking the dogs, mowing the lawn, cleaning the bathrooms, watering the plants, doing the laundry, making up beds with clean sheets, etc. Kids want work!

23 Lessons learned from Delaware School Nurses: Who was it that said? School Nursing is a career, not a 9-5 job so ya do what ya gotta do even if it means skipping lunch and taking the work home! After all…we have weekends off, holidays off and summers off if we so choose, and we do not have to rotate shifts! How lucky are we?

24 Review our priorities, ask the question; whats the best use of our time right now? – Alan Lakein author of How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life

25 Time Management : Suggested References Lakein, Alan. How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life. February, 1989…originally published in New American Library, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc: 375 Hudson Street: New York, NY, Reissued in February, * Although an old reference, it is considered a not to be missed classic reference on time management. Mackenzie, Alex and Nickerson, Pat. The Time Trap: The Classic Book on Time Management. AMACON, a division of American Management Association Broadway: New York, NY copyright 2009 Randel, Jim. The Skinny on Time Management: How to Maximize Your 24 –Hour Gift. Rand Publishing: 215 Post Road West, Westport, Conn Copyright Tracey, Brian. Kill That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrasting and Get More Done in Less Time. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc: 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 650: San Francisco, California, Copyright tips-master-your-time

26 Dana and Dakota Spending Quality Time!


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