Management Pitfalls

The project environment offers numerous opportunities for project managers and team members to get into trouble, above and beyond time management traps. These problem-causing activities are referred to as management pitfalls. Common types of management pitfalls are:

• Lack of planning

• Lack of self-control (knowing oneself)

• Activity traps

• Managing versus doing

• People versus task skills

• Ineffective communications

• Management bottlenecks

These management pitfalls are discussed in detail in Chapter 5 (Section 5.12), to which the reader is referred.

Making Time Work With You

Making Time Work With You

Of course we all have the same amount of time in the day. But some people struggle to get even the simplest of tasks completed while others can work a weeks worth of jobs into one single day. Time can be our worst enemy or our closest friend. If you are struggling to find the time to get everything in order, if you want to find a way to accomplish a few more dreams and release a few of those huge tasks that seem to be forever hanging over your head, then making time work for you is the key.

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