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The Art of IT Management - Practical tools, techniques and people skills by Robina Chatham

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24 HOW TO MANAGE YOUR TIME TO MAXIMUM EFFECT

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Our time is a precious and a limited commodity. You buy other people’s time to do things you do not want to do or cannot do and your time is bought by whomever you work for. Most people do not analyse where their time goes – a similar attitude to money is called reckless spending. Here are some thought-provoking adages on the subject of time:

  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
  • The good people are already busy.
  • Work always expands to fill the time available.

Most junior and middle managers never seem to have enough time to do all the things they want to do or think they ought to do. The middle managers I work with typically say they spend 20 to 30 ...

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