CHAPTER TEN

Saving Time When Dealing with Others

“Nothing is so powerful as an insight into human nature. What compulsions drive a man, what instincts dominate his action? If you know these things about a person, you can touch him at the core of his being.”

—WILLIAM BERNBACH

Your interactions with others consume as much time, if not more, than any other part of your day. Even technical workers spend up to 75 percent of their time communicating with coworkers. You can greatly increase the efficiency of your interactions by improving the quality of your communications.

Some of the biggest time wasters in life are people. These people problems can be broken down into a few critical categories.

Common Misunderstandings

A major waste of time is caused ...

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