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the substitution of thought
for brawn and muscle,
for folklore and superstition,
and of cooperation for force.
Peter Drucker, 1909 - 2005
American management consultant
Guides for the workplace and office
- Research proposals
These recommendations do not guarantee a successful research application! They are intended to help you conceptualize and prepare a research proposal, giving the process structure and a timetable for you to develop...
- Action learning
Action learning is a learning and problem-solving strategy for organizations, whether commercial, government or non-profit...
- Writing white papers
White papers introduce your product or technology as innovative and demonstrate knowledge of client technology and its challenges...
- Cubicle management
Managing your workspace is a function of personal choice within company guidelines. A beginning strategy is to confer with your boss and immediate colleagues on issues that enhance individual and group workspaces.
Managing time and tasks:
- Time management
Developing time management skills is a journey
that may begin with this Guide, but needs practice and other guidance along the way.
- My daily schedule:
Exercise (Flash): review how you spend your time in a typical day to help you prioritize your goals and objectives.
- My daily schedule:
Exercise (Java): review how you spend your time in a typical day to help you prioritize your goals and objectives.
- My weekly schedule:
Exercise (Java): review how you spend your time in a typical week to help you prioritize your goals and objectives.
- Organizing my tasks:
Consider (and prioritize!) three goals or objectives that you would like to accomplish, and consider them as tasks.
Use your school calendar to fit in your priorities
- Creating to-do lists
Listing and prioritizing three to five tasks that enables you to identify and visualize a core group of tasks for easy reference
- Avoiding procrastination
Is your procrastination related to a project? or is it a habit?
- Developing self-discipline
Self-discipline can be considered a type of selective training,
creating new habits of thought, action, and speech toward improving yourself and reaching goals.
Problem solving/decision making
- Completing a project
This eight-step exercise will help you effectively work through
a challenging assignment...
- Organizing challenging projects
This simple sequence will help you to identify stages for completing projects.
- Developing case studies
require you to isolate and think through the key issues involved
against both theory and the larger comparative environment...
- Spreadsheets and budgets
Where did your money go? Spreadsheets can help you with your financial calculations.
- Presenting projects/speeches
Build your topic from a few main ideas
State where you are going and what you will prove...
- Presenting your positive image/brand
...look for patterns as to where your strengths lie.
Take advantage of them in presenting yourself to others, and in how you can compensate for short-comings
- Public speaking
Know the room. Be familiar with the place in which you will speak. Arrive early, walk around the speaking area and practice...
- Public speaking match game
...will test your concentration and memory.
The subject matter is a selection of topics that relate to public speaking...