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Today's Silent Killer!

Roberta Cava

Published by Cava Consulting

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ISBN: 978-0648443728

Do you find you have too few hours in the day? Are you always rushed? If so Time, Today’s Silent Killer is the book for you!

If you don’t manage your time properly, your stress level goes up, so start with time management. Develop techniques that gave you maximum benefit from the minimum investment of time. Learn that cutting corners, is not cheating - but rather good management of your time. Compare how you use your time to how you really want to spend your time and become energised and able to accomplish much more than you have in the past.

Time, Today’s Silent Killer is an absolute must for anyone who needs to improve their time management skills.

Roberta Cava is the owner of Cava Consulting in Australia and has presented her seminars worldwide, including her most popular session: Dealing with Difficult People that has been presented to over 55,000 participants. She has 35 years’ experience in Human Resources and Career Counselling. Roberta is the author of 34 books and will be writing more.



Dealing with Difficult People

(22 publishers – in 16 languages)

Dealing with Difficult Situations – at Work and at Home

Dealing with Difficult Spouses and Children

Dealing with Difficult Relatives and In-Laws

Dealing with Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Dealing with School Bullying

Dealing with Workplace Bullying

Retirement Village Bullies

Keeping our children safe

Just say No!

What am I going to do with the rest of my life?

Before tying the knot – Questions couples Must ask each other

Before they marry!

How Women can advance in business

Survival Skills for Supervisors and Managers

Human Resources at its Best!

Easy Come – Hard to go – The Art of Hiring, Disciplining and Firing Employees

Time and Stress, Today’s silent killers

Take Command of your Future – Make things Happen

Belly Laughs for All! – Volumes 1 to 6

Wisdom of the World!


That Something Special

Something Missing

Trilogy: Life Gets Complicated

Life Goes On

Life Gets Better


Dedicated to my support group of loyal friends and family who are always there when I need them.



Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1 - Where does the time go?

How long can we expect to live?

What is normal aging?

A strong will is one way to live longer

How to live a longer fuller life

How do we age?

You know you're older when ...

Does having money make a difference?


How much time do we have?

Time breakdown

Fear of failure

Fear of success


CHAPTER 2 - Time management techniques

The busy man

Principles of time management

Are you over-planning your day?

Keeping a time log

How to choose priorities

Daytimers and "To Do" lists

Different kinds of tasks

Swiss cheese approach

How to start complex long-term tasks


Reward vs punishment


How to deal with professionals who keep you waiting

I can't say No

How to say No

CHAPTER 3 - Time management at work

Time "leakage"


Helping your staff set priorities

Bring forward file

Is your in-basket out of control?

Working overtime


Where are you now?

Interruptions and crisis

How to prevent interruptions

How to control crisis situations

Solutions to time-wasters

CHAPTER 4 - Time management at home

Introducing business to home management

How to organize yourself for work

Finding the right child-care

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