1Why Learn to Manage Your Priorities?

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

•  Explain what it means to manage your priorities.

•  State several benefits of managing your priorities.

•  List common obstacles to managing your priorities.

“The International Labor Organization says Americans win the prize for the most overworked people in the world. We’re productive, not because we work well (Europe matches our hourly efficiency) but because … we just work more hours (Robbins 2004).”

In today’s increasingly fast-paced, competitive global environment, we all need to be able to accomplish more in less time and with ...

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