ERIC Number: ED209745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Time and Stress.
Chapter 10 in a volume on school leadership, this chapter lists practical suggestions from many diverse sources for managing time and reducing stress. The author begins by noting attitudes and concepts that block or facilitate time or stress management. A number of time management strategies are suggested, including goal-setting, using a daily time log, and reducing time-wasters. External time-wasters discussed include visitors, telephone calls, meetings, paperwork, and coworkers' needs. Internal time-wasters are inability to say "no," inability to schedule and prioritize, inability to delegate, and tendency to procrastinate. Suggestions are made for dealing with both these kinds of time-wasters. The section on stress management begins by noting the overlap between time management and stress management problems and strategies. Stress is defined and the Social Readjustment Scale which ranks the stress of life events is reproduced. The author suggests keeping a daily stress log to increase awareness of specific problem areas. She then recommends ways to handle two kinds of stressors--those that can be controlled and those that cannot. The author concludes that managing time and stress develops the dedication, determination, and serious purpose necessary for lasting leadership. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Objectives, Planning, Scheduling, School Administration, Self Help Programs, Stress Variables, Time
Not available separately; see EA 014 193.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: Stress Management; Time Management
Note: Chapter 10 of "School Leadership: Handbook for Survival" (EA 014 193). For related documents, see EA 014 193-204 and ED 189 680.