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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Chapter 5. Identifying and Overcoming the Top 15 Time Wasters

Note to Trainer:

This chapter/module on identifying and overcoming the top time wasters covers the following 15 time wasters:

  • Procrastination
  • Perfectionism
  • Poor planning
  • Poor pacing
  • Failure to delegate
  • Doing too much at once
  • Complaining
  • E-mail addiction
  • Internet surfing
  • Fear of success
  • Fear of failure
  • Depression
  • Over-valuing or under-valuing your worth
  • Jealousy
  • Blaming others

Recognizing and understanding what the most common time wasters are and how to deal with each one is an excellent way to gain control of your time.

Procrastination

Procrastination means putting off something you should be doing, which is usually something you are resisting or a task you don't want to do, by doing something else ...

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