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Time-management Skills

After reading this chapter, you will be familiar with:

  • Common problems due to ineffective time management
  • Purpose of time management
  • Effective time management principles
  • First things first
INTRODUCTION

According to Alan Lakein (1973), if you control your time you can control your life. Time is a precious commodity; everyone gets an equal share but we use it very differently. We also look at time very differently. About 57 per cent of us are present- and future-oriented, 33 per cent are mainly future-oriented, 9 per cent are present-oriented and only 1 per cent focuses on the past. Societies have different attitudes toward time. Some are rushed and punctual, others are relaxed and disregard the clock. Successful managers, ...

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