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I am a software engineer. I was proposed for leader role a year back. But I ran away from my responsibility. I compromised with my rating too due to this decision. Again I have stuck in the same situation when project changed but being failed to handle the team, tracking daily activities, and completing action items.

Every project has their architecture, jargons, and way of work.

How can I improve myself in handling daily activities/work?

Please suggest me any book/course/already build spread sheets/applications/any tip, so that I can effectively track all my work, categorize scatter data, learn/understand technical jargons etc.

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closed as not a real question by Belisama, Jeanne Boyarsky Jun 6 '12 at 2:04

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I think your question consists in fact of three questions: 1. How to improve my excel skills? (maybe better suited on another stackexchange subsite) 2. How to improve my techninical english (search the site for some suggestions) and 3. How do I manage my daily tasks. For the third question, I would like to know which method you currently use. For me, the "getting things done" method has a nice collection of ideas which are worth thinking about even when you do not implement a real gtd system for yourself. – 0x6d64 Jun 5 '12 at 6:17
One thing GTD can not really fix is lack of motivation, but braking something down sometimes helps to feel less overwhelmed. – 0x6d64 Jun 5 '12 at 6:18
@0x6d64, I have removed observation portion. I just need to know How to manage daily tasks specially in office – Amit Gupta Jun 8 '12 at 2:35

If you do not have any project management experience, it is normal to have some fear. But remember that no one is born a master. Do every thing in the best way you know. You will always learn how to do something better.

Get to know some productivity system, Getting Things Done (GTD), Zen to done (ZTD) etc. And maybe read a book. I still did not read it myself, but I saw it recommended: Making It Happen: Fable About Project Management.

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+1, thanks. It seems like helping me. – Amit Gupta Jun 8 '12 at 2:39

You're problem seems to have more to do with knowing what you want, how to get leverage on yourself to step up, and taking control of your responsibility.

I would highly recommend any course from Anthony Robbins, such as the Rapid Planning Method. It certainly helped me on my way. David Allen's latest book Making It All Work is also highly recommended.

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I was looking more for some method/way not for product. I am not allowed to take single piece of paper to my office – Amit Gupta Jun 8 '12 at 2:38

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