The Concise Time Management and Personal Development

John Adair, Melanie Allen


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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. However, John Adair’s wide experience of management development in the business, military and academic spheres adds a rare degree of insight, depth and context to practical advice.

John Adair’s books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. This book encapsulates his writing 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 for continuing personal development.


  1. Identify long-term goals
  2. Make middle-term plans
  3. Make the best use of your time
  4. Organise office work
  5. Manage meetings
  6. Delegate effectively
  7. Make use of committed time
  8. Manage your health
  9. Personal development
  10. Where you are now
    • How you can learn and develop yourself
    • Where you want to be
    • Evaluate, check, review and update
    • Your personal profile

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John Adair is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant influences on management and leadership development in the world. He studied history at Cambridge University and holds higher degrees from the Universities of Oxford and London. He became the world’s first Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Surrey and is internationally known as a consultant. He is the author of many respected books on management and leadership.

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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