Management: A Simple Definition
management is a skill that
results in the most effective use of a person's time.
means consistently making the right
decisions as to the best way to use your time at any given
To underline the importance of time management consider
Time management skills can greatly enhance the quality
of your life!
practicing basic time management principles, individuals are often
happier, enjoy more satisfaction
from the things they do, and derive greater pleasure
and fulfillment from the important relationships in their
To help you analyze how much you could benefit
from studying time management principles, answer these questions
Do you generally spend your time the way others
want or the way you want?
Do you spend more than a few minutes to find
important papers and documents?
Do you find there is not enough time to keep in good
Do you put off setting
short-term and long-term goals?
Do you find yourself spending too many hours in meetings
that don't accomplish very much?
Do you wish you had enough time for doing things you really
enjoy and benefit yourself
Do you suffer with a guilt
complex when you take a longer period of rest?
Do you tend to get things done at the last
minute after working furiously to complete the task?
Do you find yourself busy sorting out minor
problems and then suffer frustration because you cannot
get to the major ones?
Do you scrutinize and read carefully everything
that passes through your hands?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions
you WILL benefit from a consideration of time manangement.
than chasing every minute or being so conscious of time that you
can't bear to be inactive, understanding and practicing simple
time management skills will help you get much greater pleasure
and satisfaction from each day.
Just how do you learn these skills?
Here are two excellent resources depending on your
the type of personality you have for
learning time management skills :
How To Get Control Of Your Time And Your Life
by Alan Lakein
This book shows you how to build your willpower, how to waste time
for pleasure and profit, and how to work smarter, not harder.
Time Management For Unmanageable People
by Ann McGee-Cooper
Forget the old rules of time management. This practical and professionally
proven approach helps you create your own nonsystem that works for
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