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Monday, July 6, 2009

Time Management in An Instant: 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day by Karen Leland and Keith Bailey

The week of July 20-24 we will have a blog blitz to promote the launch of Time Management in An Instant: 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day by Karen Leland and Keith Bailey. Read on for more details and contact Nikki @ nikkileigh.com if you would like to be considered as a participant in this tour. It will be very easy to participate in this tour - we will have a download page which will offer book and author details, a wide variety of book excerpts and articles which address topics from the book and much more.

We are looking for blogs that attract

Small business people
Working Moms
Other People Who Need to Learn to Manage Their Time Better

About Time Management in An Instant: 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day

In today’s hurly-burly work environment many business people find it challenging to avoid distraction, stay focused, use their time and energy to maximum benefit, and gain ground on important goals and outcomes. One study by the Families and Work Institute found that one-third of Americans are overworked and more than 50 percent of those surveyed say they are either doing too many tasks at the same time or are frequently interrupted during the workday - or both. In short, we are overloaded!

Time Management In An Instant helps you to overcome this feeling of overload and avoid the traps that lead to an unproductive relationship with time. It offers field-tested time habits and expert advice based on the latest research that will help you better manage, create and spend your time with more satisfaction and results.

Based on the authors’ popular Time Management workshop, given to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike, Time Management In An Instant outlines the best practices for improving your everyday work situations including:

  • Harness the power of completion
  • Link your core values to key projects
  • Find the power of mini-tasks
  • Master the art of time planning
  • Play the 80/20 game of accomplishment
  • Cut your meeting times in half
  • Get a procrastination inoculation
  • Arrest the biggest time crimes
  • Take back your time - Just Say No
  • Go for your goals - everyday
  • Fight distraction and find your focus

About The Authors

In 1986, Karen Leland and Keith Bailey founded Sterling Consulting Group, Inc. and shortly thereafter made history by being chosen over more than a dozen European competitors to become the first American consulting company to win a major contract for communication and service training within the British government.

Inc. Magazine chose Keith and Karen as their primary judges for the Inc. Magazine Positive Performer Award, which honors companies that have achieved an outstanding level of business excellence. For a period of five years, Karen and Keith were responsible for selecting the winning finalists from among 500 applicants.

Today, after having worked with some of the most prestigious companies in the world, they are internationally acclaimed experts on increasing productivity through the people side of business, whose speaking and consulting talents have brought them such clients as American Express, Oracle, AT&T, Marriott Hotels and IBM.

Their unique ability to make their research accessible, humorous and practical has led to a thriving business that takes them throughout North America, Southeast Asia and Europe, giving them the chance to both learn and teach world-class best business practices.

Karen and Keith are highly sought after keynote speakers and have presented to a wide range of audiences including: Young Presidents Association, American Management Association, American Marketing Association, The Bakersfield Business Conference and countless corporate meetings.

They are the best selling authors of seven books which have sold over 350,000 copies including Customer Service For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons), Watercooler Wisdom: How Smart People Prosper in the Face of Conflict, Pressure and Change. (New Harbinger Publications), Customer Service In An Instant, Public Speaking In An Instant, Email In An Instant and Time Management In An Instant (Career Press). In addition to distribution within the US, their books have been translated into ten other languages.

Karen and Keith are regularly featured in the news media and have been interviewed by The New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune, Inc. Magazine and Time among others. They also have extensive on-air experience and have been interviewed on The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Fox News and Oprah.

Their latest project was the completion of a ten-year study, which involved over twenty multinational corporations. Based on interviews with thousands of executives, managers and staff, Keith and Karen have identified key criteria that positively impact how people manage conflict, pressure and change in the workplace.

Karen Leland – Time Management

Monday July 20 –

Carolyn Howard Johnson shares an article titled Fight Distraction which is great for all authors, but especially authors who find it hard to avoid distractions - http://sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com/2009/07/writers-need-time-management-about-as.html

Colin Harvey shares a post to help you learn how prioritizing your work can make a difference in helping to keep you on track - http://www.suite101.com/blog/colinh60/time_management_in_an_instant_guest_blog_by_karen_leland_and_keith_bailey

Nikki Leigh shares her promotional author interview with Karen Leland author of Time Management in an Instant - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2009/07/promotional-interview-with-karen-leland.html

Tuesday July 21

Kathie Thomas shares information about Time Management in an Instant by Karen Leland on her blog for virtual assistants - http://vadirectory.net/blog/2009/07/21/time-management-in-an-instant-60-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-day/

Dana Smith shares an article titled Habits of Action: How Authors Can Get Things Done by Karen Leland – author of Time Management in an Instant - http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/book_marketing_maven/2009/07/habits-of-action-how-authors-can-get-things-done.html#more

Marilyn Meredith shares information about Time Management in an Instant to Help Authors - http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-book-time-management-in-instant-now.html

Nikki Leigh shares her review for Time Management In An Instant on the Evan Carmichael Entrepreneur website - http://www.evancarmichael.com/Book-Reviews/2820/Time-Management-in-an-Instant-by-Karen-Leland-and-Keith-Bailey.html

Barbara Weaver Smith shares an article titled Get a Grip on Email by Karen Leland the author of Time Management in an Instant http://blog.thewhalehunters.com/blog/arts-of-the-big-deal/0/0/get-a-grip-on-email

Wednesday July 22 –

Jane Maritz shares an article by Karen Leland, author of Time Management in an Instant on her blog http://moziesme.blogspot.com/2009/07/review-time-management-in-instant.html

Aprille Janes shares the article Habits of Action by Karen Leland, author of Time Management in an Instant - http://www.bolderwoman.com/2009/07/habits-of-action.html

Pamela Thibodeaux shares details about Time Management in an Instant with her blog visitors http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/vbt-time-management-in-instant.html

The Examiner Marketing Blog shares details about Time Management in an Instant by Karen Leland - http://www.examiner.com/x-977-SF-Marketing--PR-Examiner~y2009m7d22-Get-Reporters-to-Call-You-Back-ASAP-6-Tips-To-Save-A-Reporters-Time

Nikki Leigh share details about Time Management on her Fabulously 40 blog. Read about how to Escape the Yes Trap - http://fabulously40.com/blog/id/escape-the-yes-trap-by-karen-leland-author-of-time-management-in-an-instant-11029

Nikki Leigh shares information about telecommuting from Karen Leland, author of Time Management in the Instant on her Braveheart Women http://braveheartwomen.com/blog-entry/Promo-101-Nikki/Telecommuting-Great-Way/13000026406

Stephanie offers a sneak peek at Time Management in an Instant at A Bibliophile's Scrapbook: http://starkravingbibliophile.blogspot.com/2009/07/time-management-in-instant-60-ways-to.html

Stephanie at Laughing Stars talks about Time Management in an Instant and how it can help home educators and other busy families: http://laughingstars.homeschooljournal.net/2009/07/22/time-management-for-homeschoolers-and-other-busy-people

Thursday July 23 –

Wendy Burt shares information about Karen Leland and Time Management in an Instant - http://askWendy.wordpress.com


Gladys Strickland shares information about Time Management in an Instant by Karen Leland on her blog http://gsbusinessresources.wordpress.com/blog

Kathie Thomas - www.soho-life.com

Friday July 24 –

Dianne Ashcroft - www.dianneascroft.wordpress.com

Susan Jensen - http://blogginboutbooks.blogspot.com

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur talks about Time Management in an Instant by Karen Leland - www.ToiletPaperEntrepreneur.com

Information about Karen Leland and Time Management in an Instant at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eli-davidson

Mary Emma Allen shares information about Time Management on her My Organized Business Blog - www.myorganizedbiz.com

Visit Home Biz Notes by Mary Emma Allen to learn more about Time Management In An Instant – http://www.homebiznotes.com/

Linda Merlino http://gooddaysnodays.blogspot.com

Cheryl Malandrinos share her thoughts about Time Management in an Instant on her blog - http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/

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