Time management is kind of like dieting. Everyone is always talking about doing it, thinking about doing it or trying to do it, but few people are satisfied with the results. Peter Bregman approaches time management in a slightly different way than a lot of other consultants.
He views time as a commodity that once lost can't be retrieved. Through short chapters he describes how to make sure that you're spending time doing what you want to do with your life. The simple tips that he gives could have major significance in changing our dysfunctional patterns.
Like many other self-help authors he encourages individuals to embrace what is including their weaknesses. Of course he also encourages people to pursue their passions. The combination of embracing weaknesses, leveraging strengths, asserting your difference, and pursuing your passion combines to effectively push you in the direction you want to go.
Even though a lot of what he goes over I've heard before, he puts it together in a simple, straight forward, easy-to-follow format. He's not about overachieving or working hard all the time, but emphasizes putting your energy where it really matters. After all life is short and we don't want to spend a lot of time spinning our wheels.