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The Concise Time Management and Personal Development

Valuable ideas on how to establish clear long-term goals and link your daily action planning to their achievement. It provides you with the tools, techniques and framework needed for continuing personal development.


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"You will build a truly successful career only if you manage your time effectively and plan your personal development properly."

There are many books on time management and personal development but John Adair’s experience of management development in the business, military and academic spheres adds a rare degree of insight, depth and context to his practical advice.

This book encapsulates Adair’s ideas on how to establish clear long-term goals and linking your daily action planning to their achievement. It provides you with the tools, techniques and framework needed for your continuing personal development.

John Adair’s books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. You will find this book equally valuable, whether you are beginning your career in management or looking for an expert refresher course.

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Part One: Time Management

  1. Philosophy
  2. Develop a personal sense of time
  3. Identify long-term goals
  4. Make middle-term plans
  5. Plan the day
  6. Make the best use of your best time
  7. Organise office work
  8. Manage meetings in person/online
  9. Delegate effectively
  10. Make use of committed time
  11. Manage your health

Part Two: Personal Development

  1. Introduction
  2. Philosophy
  3. Where you are now
  4. How you can learn and develop yourself
  5. Where you want to be
  6. Evaluate, check, review and update
  7. Your personal profile

John Adair

John Adair is internationally acknowledged as having had a significant influence on management and leadership development in both the business and military spheres. He has seen military service, lectured at Sandhurst, worked extensively as a consultant, held professorships in Leadership Studies and authored critically acclaimed management and leadership books which have sold in their hundreds of thousands. He has lectured at conferences all over the world.

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Melanie Allen
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Melanie Allen is a writer and a Life, Career Change and Career Development Coach based in Leeds. She brings over 20 years of developing Career Development, Leadership and Coaching training, several publications and plenty of life experience to her work. She completed her Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching in 2003. Since then she has established her coaching business, working with organisational and private clients both face to face and over the phone.

She is a ghostwriter and writes articles on career change, career development and management models.

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Neil Thomas

Neil Thomas is Chairman of the Falconbury group of companies that comprises, Falconbury Ltd (, Management Forum ( and Thorogood Publishing Ltd ( He has been involved in publishing and seminars/training for most of his business life.

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