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

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Changing attitudes toward deadlines

Before I turn to some of the deadline-setting and attaining techniques that might be helpful to you, let's re-assess how you see deadlines. Take the following short quiz to see whether you have a positive, neutral, or negative attitude toward deadlines. Note to the Trainer - Use this Self-Quiz with your attendees:

Self - Quiz – deadline attitudes

Answer the questions below with a yes or no as truthfully as possible. This quiz is for you to see your own attitudes toward deadlines.

  1. I hate deadlines.

    Yes____No_____

  2. I only hate deadlines if it's unrealistic.

    Yes____No_____

  3. I reluctantly accept deadlines as a necessary part of my job.

    Yes____No_____

  4. I never miss a deadline.

    Yes____No_____

  5. In the last year, I have had to renegotiate ...

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