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

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Blaming others

This time waster stops you, or the person who has this trait, from being as productive as possible because you are always faulting others for projects getting delayed or going wrong. By failing to take responsibility for your own actions, you waste time because it's harder for you to learn from your mistakes.

Possible causes

At the basis of this time waster could be the little child who, like the cliché goes, took a cookie from the cookie jar but when their parent asks whether they did, they deny it because there's a deep fear of being yelled at. Rather than taking responsibility, and dealing with what has happened, this individual goes through life saying, "It's not me. Someone else is to blame."

Potential consequences

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