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Note: Please see the attached file as your guide.

You can start your write up by opening it with quotations on time management.
Quotations can be sourced out from http://www.lifeoptimizer.org.

You can define the concept of time management by using the ideas of MSG (2012) and Ward (2012).

Ideas of time management can be narrowed down to prioritization. You can use Mind Tools (2012) suggestion that prioritization is particularly important when time is limited and demands are seemingly unlimited.

Combine the write up with Goley's (2010) seven steps to Effective Time Management.

You can quote Porter's (2012) interview with five (5) entrepreneurs that revealed how they use time management in becoming more productive -- and finding the right work-life balance.

You can conclude your write up by saying that the essence of time management is increased efficiency and productivity. This was exemplified by the corporate practices of real-life entrepreneurs.

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Time Management

Time is the wisest counselor of all.
Pericles

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Rodin

Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
Alan Lakein

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.
Stephen R. Covey

Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.
Author Unknown

MSG (2012) defines the concept of time management as:
- Time Management refers to managing time effectively so that the right time is allocated to the right activity.
- Effective time management allows individuals to assign specific time slots to activities as per their importance.
- Time Management refers to making the best use of time as time is always limited.

According to Ward (2012), time management generally refers to the development of processes and tools that increase efficiency and productivity.

Ward (2012) categorized time management as a skill and personal in nature. The objective of which is to make people "more organized, efficient, and happier".

She further indicated that the keys to manage time are goal setting, planning, prioritizing, decision-making, delegating, and scheduling.

In addition to using time management for personal gain, the concept can also be applied in actual working situations from goal setting to scheduling.

In applying time management in either work or personal activities, MSG (2012) suggested the following:
Be organized - Avoid keeping stacks of files and heaps of paper at your workstation. Throw away what you don't need. Put important documents in folders. Keep the files in their respective drawers with labels on top of each file. It saves time which goes on unnecessary searching.
Don't misuse time - Do not kill time by loitering or gossiping around. Concentrate on your work and finish assignments on time. ...

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