The best 55 Time Management books

Time management is a crucial skill in our busy lives, helping us prioritize tasks and maximize productivity. Our collection of books on time management offers invaluable insights and practical strategies to help you master this essential skill.

Delve into our recommended titles to streamline your daily routine, boost efficiency, and create more time for what truly matters. Ready to take control of your schedule and make the most out of every day? Start exploring now!

The best 55 Time Management books
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Time Management Books: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The ONE Thing

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results
4.6 (737 ratings)
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What's The ONE Thing about?

The ONE Thing (2013) helps you to discover your most important goal, and gives you tools to ensure you can use your time productively to get there. The book reveals that many of the maxims we accept as good practice are actually myths that only hinder our progress. It also provides advice on how to live your life with priority, purpose and productivity without sending other aspects of life out of balance, because this is the way to perform the kind of focused work that leads to great success.

Who should read The ONE Thing?

  • Anyone looking to improve their productivity
  • Anyone who has trouble finding time to commit to their goal
  • Anyone looking for greater clarity and purpose in their daily life

Time Management Books: The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

The 80/20 Principle

Richard Koch
The Secret to Achieving More with Less
4.3 (1,579 ratings)
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What's The 80/20 Principle about?

The 80/20 Principle (1997) was named one of GQ's Top 25 Business Books of the Twentieth Century. It's about the 80/20 principle, which says that 80 percent of results are generated by just 20 percent of effort. This phenomenon has huge implications for every area of life, as it helps single out the most important factors in any situation.

Who should read The 80/20 Principle?

  • Anyone who wants to get better results without expending more time
  • Anyone who wants to free up more of their time and lead a happier life
  • Anyone who wants to increase the profitability of their business

Time Management Books: Manage Your Day-To-Day by 99U and Jocelyn K. Glei

Manage Your Day-To-Day

99U and Jocelyn K. Glei
Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
4.1 (218 ratings)
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What's Manage Your Day-To-Day about?

Manage Your Day-To-Day is a collection of ideas, wisdom and tips from well-known creative people. It offers readers valuable insights on how to develop effective work routines, stay focused and unleash their creativity.

Who should read Manage Your Day-To-Day?

  • Anyone who needs to be creative every day
  • Anyone who is interested in how to be more productive at work
  • Anyone who wants to get more enjoyment out of their creative work

Time Management Books: Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog!

Brian Tracy
21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
4.4 (1,020 ratings)
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What's Eat That Frog! about?

Eat That Frog! is all about overcoming procrastination and learning to manage your time. It’s normal to feel drowned in work, but when you learn to “eat your frogs” – meaning do your most important tasks first – you’ll work more efficiently and be happier too.

Who should read Eat That Frog!?

  • Procrastinators anonymous
  • Anyone with a goal to achieve
  • Those overwhelmed by all the work they have to do

Time Management Books: 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman

18 Minutes

Peter Bregman
Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
3.7 (353 ratings)
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What's 18 Minutes about?

18 Minutes (2011) is a helpful guide to getting things done by focusing on meaningful work, reaching goals and preventing distractions. These blinks will show how to identify the kind of work that is right for you and how to stay on track and hit your targets.

Who should read 18 Minutes?

  • People who want to get things done
  • Anyone feeling overwhelmed with work
  • Anyone searching for happiness and meaning in their lives

Time Management Books: The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey

The Productivity Project

Chris Bailey
Proven Ways to Become More Awesome
4.4 (281 ratings)
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What's The Productivity Project about?

The Productivity Project (2016) is a practical guide to how to live a life that’s both productive and meaningful. With easy-to-understand techniques and reliable advice, you’ll find out how to work smarter and accomplish the work that really matters. Stop wasting time and procrastinating, and pick up some new tools to take control of your life!

Who should read The Productivity Project?

  • Students looking for new ways to be productive
  • Overworked employees
  • Busy or stressed-out entrepreneurs and business owners

Time Management Books: Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

Make Time

Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
How to Focus on What Matters Every Day
4.4 (329 ratings)
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What's Make Time about?

Make Time (2018) promises the seemingly impossible, then actually delivers the goods. These blinks will help you do exactly what the title suggests: make more time. Of course, there are only so many hours in the day, and you can’t generate more of them. What they do provide, though, is an insightful diagnosis of how and why you lose your time to busyness and distractions along with a highly personalizable strategy and a generous buffet of practical tactics for reclaiming it, allowing you to do the things you really want to do in life.

Who should read Make Time?

  • Professionals who feel frazzled by the busyness of modern life
  • Social media and smartphone users who feel like their devices and apps own them, rather than the other way around
  • Quarter, mid and late-life crisis sufferers who sense their lives are slipping by in a busy, distracted blur

Time Management Books: Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam

Off the Clock

Laura Vanderkam
Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
4.4 (127 ratings)
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What's Off the Clock about?

Off the Clock (2018) gives practical advice on how to get more out of your time, from freeing up your busy schedule to achieving more work in shorter intervals. Using personal anecdotes as well as scientific insights, Vanderkam explores why some of us feel like we have all the time in the world, while others feel as though time is slipping through their fingers.

In an exclusive blink, Laura Vanderkam explains what you can do today to feel less busy and get more done.

Who should read Off the Clock?

  • Anyone struggling with time management
  • Workaholics looking for productivity tips
  • Psychology enthusiasts looking for new insights

Time Management Books: Indistractable by Nir Eyal


Nir Eyal
How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
4.4 (1,162 ratings)
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What's Indistractable about?

Indistractable (2019) addresses one of modern life’s most common problems – distraction, often blamed on contemporary technology. Nir Eyal, however, claims that while smartphones and apps might get in the way of more meaningful work, they are not the root cause of the issue. So what is? In these blinks, Eyal provides an actionable four-part framework that breaks down how distraction really works and what you can do to overcome it. 

Who should read Indistractable?

  • Anyone who has ever given-in to procrastination and distraction at one time or another
  • Self-starters set on cultivating better habits 
  • Parents worried about their kids’ relationship with tech

Time Management Books: The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment by Elizabeth Grace Saunders

The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment

Elizabeth Grace Saunders
Achieve More Success with Less Stress
4.2 (303 ratings)
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What's The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment about?

The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment (2013) is a practical guide to living a life by design instead of impulse. It provides step-by-step strategies for planning your days around the commitments that really matter to you, setting up effective routines, and finding people to help you stay on track. It also reveals the importance of dealing with emotional baggage like guilt and shame, which can derail even the best-laid plans.

Who should read The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment?

  • Freelancers desperate for more structure in their days
  • Workaholics who need help learning to switch off
  • Over-optimistic schedulers who try to cram too much in

Time Management Books: #Upcycle Your Job by Anna Meller

#Upcycle Your Job

Anna Meller
The Smart Way to Balance Family Life and Career
4.2 (46 ratings)
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What's #Upcycle Your Job about?

#Upcycle Your Job (2019) presents a six-step approach to finding the perfect work-life balance. Although geared toward working mothers, this method can be used by anyone looking to get more out of life without making career sacrifices in the process.

Who should read #Upcycle Your Job?

  • Working parents looking to rearrange their work-life balance
  • Employers seeking to optimize workplace efficiency and output
  • Professional women striving to maximize their career prospects

Time Management Books: The Joy of Missing Out by Tanya Dalton

The Joy of Missing Out

Tanya Dalton
Live More by Doing Less
4.4 (140 ratings)
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What's The Joy of Missing Out about?

The Joy of Missing Out (2019) focuses on how we can eliminate stress from our lives and improve our productivity. It contains actionable strategies for simplifying our lives and identifying our priorities.

Who should read The Joy of Missing Out?

  • Those who struggle to manage their time effectively
  • Individuals who have a hard time saying no
  • Women of all ages and all stages of life

Time Management Books: 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam

168 Hours

Laura Vanderkam
You Have More Time Than You Think
4.2 (593 ratings)
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What's 168 Hours about?

168 Hours (2010) provides a revolutionary strategy to manage your time. Author Laura Vanderkam has discovered that successful people have a unique mindset, one that helps them fit everything they value into their week. By learning to time-manage like they do, you can free yourself from the daily grind and focus on what really matters. 

Who should read 168 Hours?

  • Employees trapped in demanding and unfulfilling jobs
  • Parents who want more quality time with their kids
  • Creatives struggling to pursue their dreams

Time Management Books: The First 2 Hours by Donna McGeorge

The First 2 Hours

Donna McGeorge
Make Better Use of Your Most Valuable Time
4.4 (195 ratings)
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What's The First 2 Hours about?

The First 2 Hours (2019) is a must-read design guide for learning how to rethink and optimize your working day. While we’re all overloaded with emails and event invites, all this bustle doesn’t equate to productivity. The First 2 Hours combines both scientific research and an understanding of the body’s rhythms to help you redesign the structure of your work life.

Who should read The First 2 Hours?

  • Productivity and efficiency nerds looking for an extra edge
  • Managers interested in helping their employees up their impact
  • Anyone struggling to meet all of their responsibilities

Time Management Books: The Science of Living by Stuart Farrimond

The Science of Living

Stuart Farrimond
219 Reasons to Rethink Your Daily Routine
4.0 (293 ratings)
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What's The Science of Living about?

The Science of Living (2020) explores the science behind things you do every day and debunks some of the common myths that shape your habits. By doing this, it seeks to help you plan your days better, so that you can live a healthier, happier, and more productive life.

Who should read The Science of Living?

  • Anyone interested in living a healthier, happier life
  • Those looking to squeeze as much out their days as possible
  • Workaholics, insomniacs, and oversleepers

Time Management Books: Employee to Entrepreneur by Steve Glaveski

Employee to Entrepreneur

Steve Glaveski
How to Earn Your Freedom and Do Work that Matters
4.5 (360 ratings)
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What's Employee to Entrepreneur about?

Employee to Entrepreneur (2018) demonstrates how to transition from the mentality of an employee to that of an entrepreneur. It shows how you can pursue purpose in your work while avoiding the pitfalls that most first-time entrepreneurs encounter. With practical strategies for launching and testing your ideas, this exploration of the entrepreneurial mindset proves that anyone can find fulfillment in work and in life when equipped with the right tools and attitude.

Who should read Employee to Entrepreneur?

  • Unsatisfied employees who want to quit their day job and start a business
  • New entrepreneurs seeking practical advice on how to launch a startup
  • Anyone who wishes to find more fulfillment in their work

Time Management Books: Do What Matters Most by Rob Shallenberger and Steve Shallenberger

Do What Matters Most

Rob Shallenberger and Steve Shallenberger
Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, Prioritize Your Time
4.5 (840 ratings)
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What's Do What Matters Most about?

Do What Matters Most (2021) is a guide to managing your time more efficiently. It will help you boost performance and stay focused on what matters most. This pack offers a whole bag of tricks, such as developing a personal vision, setting annual goals, and following a weekly list of priorities.

Who should read Do What Matters Most?

  • Executives and managers who want to become better leaders
  • Employees and professionals who want to boost productivity
  • People seeking a step-by-step process for time management

Time Management Books: How to Fix Meetings by Graham Allcott and Hayley Watts

How to Fix Meetings

Graham Allcott and Hayley Watts
Meet Less, Focus on Outcomes and Get Stuff Done
4.4 (216 ratings)
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What's How to Fix Meetings about?

How to Fix Meetings (2021) is a guide for turning long and ineffective meetings into well-designed sessions that encourage collaboration and produce results. From defining a meeting’s purpose to helping people get started on their tasks, How to Fix Meetings outlines the best ways to get the most out of any meeting.

Who should read How to Fix Meetings?

  • Leaders who want to change their organizations’ meeting culture 
  • Facilitators who want to run better meetings
  • Anyone fed up with ineffective meetings

Time Management Books: The Procrastination Cure by Damon Zahariades

The Procrastination Cure

Damon Zahariades
21 Proven Tactics for Conquering Your Inner Procrastinator, Mastering Your Time, and Boosting Your Productivity!
4.5 (837 ratings)
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What's The Procrastination Cure about?

The Procrastination Cure (2017) is an invaluable resource for anyone who's prone to procrastination. Beginning with an accessible guide to the underlying causes that contribute to procrastination, it then offers simple, proven strategies for conquering the urge to procrastinate, boosting productivity, and working optimally to meet personal and professional goals.

Who should read The Procrastination Cure?

  • Those who have difficulty starting new tasks or completing tasks on time
  • People who want to stop scrolling endlessly through social media sites
  • Chronic procrastinators who are ready to kick the habit

Time Management Books: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

Four Thousand Weeks

Oliver Burkeman
Time Management for Mortals
4.5 (935 ratings)
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What's Four Thousand Weeks about?

Four Thousand Weeks (2021) explores concepts of time and time management, arguing that our modern attempts to optimize our time leave us stressed and unhappy. Drawing upon the work of ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual leaders, this book proposes a path to cultivating a fulfilling life through embracing our limitations.

Who should read Four Thousand Weeks?

  • Time management gurus
  • Philosophy students
  • Aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs

Time Management Books: Not Today by Erica Schultz and Mike Schultz

Not Today

Erica Schultz and Mike Schultz
The 9 Habits of Extreme Productivity
4.3 (375 ratings)
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What's Not Today about?

Not Today (2021) explains how you can become extremely productive through nine simple steps. The authors learned many of these lessons while running their business at the same time as caring for their gravely ill young son.

Who should read Not Today?

  • Entrepreneurs and ambitious workers who want to up their productivity
  • Business leaders with an eye on efficiency
  • Lovers of inspiring personal stories

Time Management Books: Find Your Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky

Find Your Unicorn Space

Eve Rodsky
Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World
4.1 (258 ratings)
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What's Find Your Unicorn Space about?

Find Your Unicorn Space (2021) opens the door to an important conversation about what makes us unique as individuals and offers a guide to discovering, claiming, and growing your creative interests.

Who should read Find Your Unicorn Space?

  • Women who give too much
  • Creatives who don’t have time to create
  • Recovering workaholics, martyrs, people pleasers, and moms

Time Management Books: The Power of Pressure by Dane Jensen

The Power of Pressure

Dane Jensen
Why Pressure Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution
4.5 (256 ratings)
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What's The Power of Pressure about?

The Power of Pressure (2021) takes a deep dive into the world of pressure in all its forms, and how high performers deal with it. By noticing the patterns of both single, peak pressure moments and pressure over the long haul, it’ll provide you with a practical set of tools to start using pressure to your advantage.

Who should read The Power of Pressure?

  • Workers feeling overwhelmed by the daily grind
  • Productivity hackers looking to boost performance under pressure
  • Anyone who has ever been stressed out

Time Management Books: Attention Span by Gloria Mark

Attention Span

Gloria Mark
A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity
4.5 (906 ratings)
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What's Attention Span about?

Attention Span (2023) examines the connection between the digital age and our capacity for attention. As digital devices have become inextricable from our lives, our attention spans have shortened and our stress levels have risen. Drawing on scientific research, it debunks modern myths about attention and explains how we can reclaim it for better well-being. 

Who should read Attention Span?

  • Anyone worried about their decreasing attention span
  • Those who have trouble disconnecting from their phone
  • People who feel stressed, exhausted, and burned out

Time Management Books: Tranquility by Tuesday by Laura Vanderkam

Tranquility by Tuesday

Laura Vanderkam
9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters
4.4 (444 ratings)
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What's Tranquility by Tuesday about?

Tranquility by Tuesday (2022) is a practical guide to scheduling and organizing your time, week by week, to have a more peaceful and productive life. Through tips, anecdotes, and guided questions, you can regain control and improve your quality of life.

Who should read Tranquility by Tuesday?

  • Parents juggling family obligations and personal time
  • Busy professionals who want to find more tranquility in their days
  • Anyone seeking to become more organized and make more time for themselves

Time Management Books: Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home

Marie Kondo
How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life
4.5 (311 ratings)
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What's Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home about?

In Kurashi at Home (2022)interior organization expert Marie Kondo invites readers to conceptualize their ideal kurashi, or lifestyle. Kondo then shows how, through interacting with and optimizing their living spaces, readers can achieve our idea of kurashi. 

Who should read Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home?

  • People who’d like to live more mindfully in their space
  • KonMari fans eager for more life-changing advice
  • Anyone who wants to live their ideal lifestyle at home

Time Management Books: Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook by Cassandra Aarssen

Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook

Cassandra Aarssen
Declutter and Organize your Home and Life
3.9 (249 ratings)
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What's Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook about?

Cluttered Mess to Organized Success (2018) is a powerful organizational guide full of advice and actionable tips to help you better organize your life and home.

Who should read Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook?

  • Parents who want to get their families more organized
  • People seeking to manage their time better
  • Busy professionals craving a cleaner, calmer home

Time Management Books: Procrastination by Jane B. Burka & Lenora M. Yuen


Jane B. Burka & Lenora M. Yuen
Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now
4.1 (432 ratings)
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What's Procrastination about?

Procrastination (1983) is a deep dive into procrastination – and why people struggle with it. Drawing on personal and professional experience, it offers a tested program and tips on how to conquer procrastination tendencies.

Who should read Procrastination?

  • People seeking to understand why they procrastinate
  • Compulsive procrastinators looking for ways to improve
  • Friends or family of procrastinators who want to help

Time Management Books: Redeeming Your Time by Jordan Raynor

Redeeming Your Time

Jordan Raynor
7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, & Wildly Productive
4.0 (72 ratings)
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What's Redeeming Your Time about?

Redeeming Your Time (2021) offers practical, faith-based guidance to help you make the most of your precious time and focus on what truly matters. Drawing on inspiring stories and biblical wisdom, this powerful resource equips you to prioritize your tasks, develop meaningful habits, and ultimately live a more purposeful life. 

Who should read Redeeming Your Time?

  • Busy professionals seeking work-life balance
  • Faith-driven individuals pursuing purposeful living
  • Time management enthusiasts seeking fresh insights

Time Management Books: Beyond Tidy by Annmarie Brogan and Marie Limpert

Beyond Tidy

Annmarie Brogan and Marie Limpert
Declutter Your Mind and Discover the Magic of Organized Living
4.3 (68 ratings)
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What's Beyond Tidy about?

Beyond Tidy (2020) provides you with a clear set of eight principles to follow in order to declutter, organize, and tidy your home. With this tried and true method, you’ll save time, money, energy, and space. Along the way, you’ll also develop a positive growth mindset and get your life under control.

Who should read Beyond Tidy?

  • Untidy people looking for some order in their lives
  • Anyone looking to save time, money, energy, and space
  • People who want to change their mindset to become organized

Time Management Books: Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell

Buy Back Your Time

Dan Martell
Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire
4.6 (285 ratings)
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What's Buy Back Your Time about?

Buy Back Your Time (2023) teaches entrepreneurs how to hire the right people for the right tasks, so they can free up the time they need to build their empire. Practical advice and success stories guide those who feel stuck in their busy lives out of the tedium of small chores and into the limitless field of pure production.

Who should read Buy Back Your Time?

  • Entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their business
  • Anyone who feels stuck in the daily grind of work
  • Managers trying to find ways to inspire employees

Time Management Books: The Clutter Connection by Cassandra Aarssen

The Clutter Connection

Cassandra Aarssen
How Your Personality Type Determines Why You Organize the Way You Do
4.4 (82 ratings)
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What's The Clutter Connection about?

The Clutter Connection (2019) explains the root cause behind your cluttered space. It delves into the four different organizing personality styles and offers easy-to-follow, tailored suggestions for organizing your home based on your distinct style.

Who should read The Clutter Connection?

  • Messy people wanting to organize their spaces
  • Moms looking to declutter their homes
  • Anyone drowning in clutter

Time Management Books: This Is How We Do It by Kevin Hart

This Is How We Do It

Kevin Hart
A Pep Talk
4.5 (314 ratings)
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What's This Is How We Do It about?

This Is How We Do It (2022) is the inspirational pep talk you never knew you needed. Entertainment icon Kevin Hart leads readers through his mental bootcamp of fifteen essential tools for living your best life. Drawing from his own personal experiences – and adding a good dose of his signature humor – Hart suggests a new mindset based on positivity and personal growth.

Who should read This Is How We Do It?

  • Kevin Hart fans
  • Anyone stuck in a rut
  • People looking for a new strategy to transform their lives

Time Management Books: The Greatness Mindset by Lewis Howes

The Greatness Mindset

Lewis Howes
Unlock the Power of Your Mind and Live Your Best Life Today
4.4 (392 ratings)
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What's The Greatness Mindset about?

The Greatness Mindset (2023) is a powerful guide to unlocking your full potential and living your best life. With personal stories, transformational strategies, and step-by-step guidance, you'll learn how to define your purpose, conquer self-doubt, and start your journey toward a rich, abundant future.

Who should read The Greatness Mindset?

  • Self-reinventors
  • Ambitious millennials
  • Goal-oriented achievers

Time Management Books: The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers by Sean Covey

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers

Sean Covey
The International Bestseller Updated for the Digital Age
4.4 (53 ratings)
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What's The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers about?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers (2011) invites teenagers to begin taking charge of their lives by teaching them seven habits that help them thrive and will set them up for a successful future. 

Who should read The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers?

  • Parents and guardians of teens
  • Teachers and other role models
  • Leadership coaches

Time Management Books: Saving Time by Jenny Odell

Saving Time

Jenny Odell
Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock
4.0 (392 ratings)
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What's Saving Time about?

Saving Time (2023) takes a deep dive into the complicated concepts surrounding time and the multitude of ways it can be experienced. Combining historical research, philosophical ideas, and social commentary, it offers new approaches to perceiving time that can help us learn to truly live in the present while looking toward a more hopeful future.

Who should read Saving Time?

  • Anyone curious about the concept of time
  • People suffering from a lack of time or burnout
  • Fans of history, science, and philosophy

Time Management Books: Successful Time Management by Patrick Forsyth

Successful Time Management

Patrick Forsyth
How to be Organized, Productive and Get Things Done
4.5 (415 ratings)
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What's Successful Time Management about?

Successful Time Management (2003) is a practical guide containing tools and techniques to improve workflow productivity. It offers time-saving and actionable advice that will help you organize projects, delegate tasks, and select priorities in the workplace.

Who should read Successful Time Management?

  • Office workers looking to get ahead
  • Managers who want to increase employee productivity
  • Those struggling with their own time management

Time Management Books: Strategic Project Management Made Simple by Terry Dean Schmidt

Strategic Project Management Made Simple

Terry Dean Schmidt
Solution Tools for Leaders and Teams
4.1 (148 ratings)
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What's Strategic Project Management Made Simple about?

Strategic Project Management Made Simple (2009) is a guide outlining how to develop clear and impactful strategies for projects of all sizes. It offers a practical framework for managing stakeholders, reducing risk, and building in learning cycles so you can adapt plans amid changing conditions.

Who should read Strategic Project Management Made Simple?

  • Executives and strategic planners
  • Project managers
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs

Time Management Books: Smart Brevity by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen & Roy Schwartz

Smart Brevity

Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen & Roy Schwartz
The Power of Saying More with Less
4.1 (231 ratings)
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What's Smart Brevity about?

Smart Brevity (2022) offers a guide to effective communication in an age of information overload. It emphasizes the importance of conveying ideas succinctly and clearly and provides practical strategies to streamline communication across various platforms, from emails and meetings to presentations and social media.

Who should read Smart Brevity?

  • Professionals seeking effective communication skills
  • Entrepreneurs in digital media and journalism
  • Anyone interested in concise writing techniques

Time Management Books: Level Up by Rob Dial

Level Up

Rob Dial
Get Focused, Stop Procrastinating and Upgrade Your Life
4.2 (877 ratings)
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What's Level Up about?

Level Up (2023) is a practical guide to help you move from inaction to taking focused steps to achieve your goals and dreams. It reveals the reasons behind inaction and offers strategies to stop spinning your wheels and start taking meaningful action.  

Who should read Level Up?

  • Individuals seeking practical strategies to overcome inaction.
  • People aspiring to improve focus and productivity.
  • Anyone interested in personal development and self-improvement.

Time Management Books: Time Management Secrets for College Students by Dennis Stemmle

Time Management Secrets for College Students

Dennis Stemmle
The Underground Playbook for Managing School, Work, and Fun
4.3 (36 ratings)
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What's Time Management Secrets for College Students about?

Time Management Secrets for College Students (2020) offers time management strategies for students to navigate the transition from high school to the unstructured college environment. It offers a potential solution to the troubling statistics that thirty percent of college freshmen drop out after their first year, and less than 60 percent of students finish a four-year degree within six years.

Who should read Time Management Secrets for College Students?

  • Incoming or current college students
  • Parents of college students
  • Everyone who needs better time management skills

Time Management Books: How to Stop Procrastinating by Steve Scott

How to Stop Procrastinating

Steve Scott
A Simple Guide to Mastering Difficult Tasks
4.6 (8 ratings)
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What's How to Stop Procrastinating about?

How to Stop Procrastinating (2017) offers practical strategies to overcome the habit of delaying tasks. It provides insights into the psychological triggers behind procrastination and outlines actionable steps to foster better productivity and time management skills. The guide is designed to help you implement these techniques to achieve immediate and lasting results.

Who should read How to Stop Procrastinating?

  • Students struggling with time management
  • Professionals facing deadline and project pressures
  • Writers and creatives battling with blocks

Time Management Books: Wiring the Winning Organization by Gene Kim & Steven J. Spear

Wiring the Winning Organization

Gene Kim & Steven J. Spear
Unleashing Our Collective Greatness Through Simplification, Slowification, and Amplification
4.0 (19 ratings)
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What's Wiring the Winning Organization about?

Wiring the Winning Organization (2023) delves into the art of transforming mundane workplaces into hubs of efficiency and innovation. It provides a practical three-part roadmap for leaders to rewire organizational dynamics and achieve exceptional success.

Who should read Wiring the Winning Organization?

  • Aspiring organizational alchemists
  • Efficiency-seeking team leaders
  • Innovation-hungry executives

Time Management Books: To Hell with the Hustle by Jefferson Bethke

To Hell with the Hustle

Jefferson Bethke
Reclaiming Your Life in an Overworked, Overspent, and Overconnected World
3.4 (252 ratings)
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What's To Hell with the Hustle about?

To Hell with the Hustle (2019) examines modern society's obsession with productivity and constant busyness. It advocates for a more intentional and purposeful way of living that rejects the relentless pursuit of hustle culture, instead emphasizing the importance of rest, relationships, and spiritual health.

Who should read To Hell with the Hustle?

  • Professionals seeking a balanced, less hectic lifestyle
  • Individuals questioning modern productivity and hustle culture
  • Anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth

Time Management Books: Feel-Good Productivity by Ali Abdaal

Feel-Good Productivity

Ali Abdaal
How to Do More of What Matters to You
4.1 (114 ratings)
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What's Feel-Good Productivity about?

Feel-Good Productivity (2023) presents an unconventional approach to getting more done: prioritizing enjoyment and well-being. Through the dual lens of science and philosophy, it explains why we struggle with low energy, procrastination, and burnout, then offers a series of fun mini-experiments to help you boost your mood, output, and ultimately, success.

Who should read Feel-Good Productivity?

  • High-achievers seeking a more balanced approach to work and life
  • Entrepreneurially-minded students and professionals
  • Anyone interested in holistic lifestyle design

Time Management Books: The Art of Laziness by Library Mindset

The Art of Laziness

Library Mindset
Overcome Procrastination & Improve Your Productivity
4.4 (121 ratings)
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What's The Art of Laziness about?

The Art of Laziness (2024) is a transformative guide to improving your productivity, offering practical strategies for personal and professional growth. Through the dual focus of mindset and action, it teaches you how to overcome procrastination, harness your best work, and realize your full potential. 

Who should read The Art of Laziness?

  • Anyone who wants to kick the lazy habit 
  • Those who seem to work hard but go nowhere
  • People looking for their first self-help book

Time Management Books: Time Smart by Ashley Whillans

Time Smart

Ashley Whillans
How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life
3.5 (135 ratings)
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What's Time Smart about?

Time Smart (2020) is a guide for shifting our emphasis from chasing money to valuing time, asserting that prioritizing time over money leads to increased happiness and personal well-being.

Who should read Time Smart?

  • Busy professionals
  • Those seeking better work-life balance
  • Life optimization enthusiasts

Time Management Books: The 3.3 Rule by John Briggs

The 3.3 Rule

John Briggs
The New Workday Standard of Creating More by Working Less
3.8 (267 ratings)
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What's The 3.3 Rule about?

The 3.3 Rule (2020) offers a unique perspective on productivity and work-life balance. It presents the “3.3 Rule” – which advocates for working a maximum of three hours at a time, succeeded by breaks amounting to 30% of the work duration. This groundbreaking approach aims to rebuild conventional work patterns, fostering productivity and employee satisfaction.

Who should read The 3.3 Rule?

  • Corporate leaders 
  • Productivity enthusiasts 
  • Work-life balance seekers

Time Management Books: Slow Productivity by Cal Newport

Slow Productivity

Cal Newport
The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout
4.1 (101 ratings)
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What's Slow Productivity about?

Slow Productivity (2024) offers a transformative philosophy for achieving meaningful accomplishment while avoiding overload. It critiques the broken definition of productivity that leads to overwhelming task lists and burnout, proposing a more sustainable alternative inspired by history's creative thinkers. Drawing on examples from Galileo to Jane Austen, it presents the principles of "slow productivity", offering practical advice for escaping overload and pursuing long-term quality in work.

Who should read Slow Productivity?

  • Stressed knowledge workers overwhelmed by pointless admin
  • Burnt-out professionals who’ve lost their creative spark
  • Managers who want to see real results from their teams

Time Management Books: SYSTEMology by David Jenyns


David Jenyns
Create Time, Reduce Errors and Scale Your Profits with Proven Business Systems
4.2 (87 ratings)
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What's SYSTEMology about?

SYSTEMology (2020) explores the critical importance of creating and implementing efficient systems in businesses to improve productivity and ensure consistency. It provides a step-by-step guide for business owners and managers to design processes that automate and streamline operations to reduce reliance on individual team members and enhance overall performance.

Who should read SYSTEMology?

  • Entrepreneurs looking to reduce hands-on involvement
  • Small business owners seeking to scale or sell
  • Business consultants specializing in systems improvement

Time Management Books: Uptime by Laura Mae Martin


Laura Mae Martin
A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and Wellbeing
4.2 (57 ratings)
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What's Uptime about?

Uptime (2024) is your roadmap to mastering productivity and achieving a harmonious work-life balance. It guides you through establishing a system for managing priorities, whether in a work environment or your personal life, so you’ll never again feel overwhelmed by your to-do list. Find more time for yourself, make technology work for you, and experience a sense of calm accomplishment in all facets of your existence.

Who should read Uptime?

  • Busy professionals seeking work-life balance
  • Entrepreneurs looking to align their actions with their goals
  • Overwhelmed individuals craving intentional living

Time Management Books: Speed Reading by Kam Knight

Speed Reading

Kam Knight
Learn to Read a 200+ Page Book in 1 Hour
4.4 (40 ratings)
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What's Speed Reading about?

Speed Reading (2018) reveals how to dramatically increase your reading speed without sacrificing comprehension or retention. It delves into your brain’s and eyes’ natural capabilities to process more words in less time and offers practical strategies and exercises beyond mere skimming and scanning. Through innovative techniques, it promises to enhance your reading speed and improve your focus, memory, and understanding.

Who should read Speed Reading?

  • Curious minds eager to devour more books
  • Busy professionals aiming to boost their productivity
  • Students looking for a way to improve comprehension and retention

Time Management Books: Remote Work Revolution by Tsedal Neeley

Remote Work Revolution

Tsedal Neeley
Succeeding from Anywhere
3.5 (8 ratings)
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What's Remote Work Revolution about?

Remote Work Revolution (2021) unveils a roadmap for thriving in an era of virtual organizations, addressing the most pressing challenges facing remote teams and their managers. Drawing on evidence-based insights and practical strategies, this guide empowers leaders and employees to foster trust, productivity, and innovation in the digital workplace.

Who should read Remote Work Revolution?

  • Business leaders seeking to optimize their remote work strategies
  • Managers of virtual teams striving to maintain productivity and collaboration
  • Employees transitioning to remote work environments looking to thrive in their roles

Time Management Books: Life Leverage by Rob Moore

Life Leverage

Rob Moore
How to Get More Done in Less Time, Outsource Everything and Create Your Ideal Mobile Lifestyle
5.0 (2 ratings)
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What's Life Leverage about?

Life Leverage (2016) provides a model for taking full control of your time, energy, and priorities to balance work and free time effectively. By applying leverage principles like outsourcing, automation, and fusing your passion with your profession, you can maximize income while minimizing wasted effort and unhappiness. 

Who should read Life Leverage?

  • Nine-to-five workers ready to break free from the grind
  • Freelancers keen to flex their skills and scale their businesses
  • Founders and entrepreneurs who want to leverage their time and assets

Time Management Books: The Power of When by Michael Breus

The Power of When

Michael Breus
Discover Your Chronotype – and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More
2.9 (14 ratings)
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What's The Power of When about?

The Power of When (2016) presents a groundbreaking program that demonstrates how aligning with your body’s natural rhythm can optimize your productivity, health, and well-being. With engaging quizzes, practical advice, and fascinating facts, it allows you to discover your own chronotype and unlock your hidden potential by identifying the best times for daily activities.

Who should read The Power of When?

  • Productivity enthusiasts and life hackers
  • Health-conscious individuals and wellness advocates
  • Anyone struggling with their sleep or daily routines

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What's the best Time Management book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard The ONE Thing as the ultimate read on Time Management.

What are the Top 10 Time Management books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
  • The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch
  • Manage Your Day-To-Day by 99U and Jocelyn K. Glei
  • Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
  • 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman
  • The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey
  • Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
  • Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam
  • Indistractable by Nir Eyal
  • The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment by Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Who are the top Time Management book authors?

When it comes to Time Management, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
  • Richard Koch
  • 99U and Jocelyn K. Glei
  • Brian Tracy
  • Peter Bregman