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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Leadership Skills by Jane Flaherty, Peter B. Stark

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Successful Time Management and Task Accomplishment

You will find the following four steps helpful in managing your time.

Step One: Create a Master “To Do” List

This is a critical step. Many managers and supervisors try to keep track of all their tasks by leaving reminder notes for themselves. Yes, 3M Post-it notes work great for reminders. Little slips of paper and telephone message slips are other great reminders. The problem with this method is that little pieces of paper get lost. It can also be confusing. So, take all your tasks and record them on one “master” piece of paper. There are several excellent organizer programs available for use on your computer which make the task even easier. This first step is critical in helping you get organized. ...

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