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Best Practices: Time Management by John Hoover

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“Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; if it is not managed, nothing else can be managed.”

—Peter Drucker, management guru and author (1909–2005)

The 86,400 seconds in a day may sound like a lot, but they go fast. No matter how quickly time seems to fly by for you, even the most skilled time manager’s hours, minutes, and seconds tick by at exactly the same rate.

Self-Assessment Quiz

HOW DO YOU PERCEIVE TIME?

Read each of the following statements and indicate whether you agree, somewhat agree, or disagree. Then check your score and study the analysis at the end.

  1. Most of the things I do all day at work are mechanical and not personally gratifying. • Agree • Somewhat agree • Disagree
  2. Most of the things I do ...

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