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Timeless tools to manage your time

M.S. Rao (based at MSR Leadership Consultants India, Hyderabad, India)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 1 July 2014



The purpose of this paper is to underscore the importance of time and outline timeless tools to manage your time.


The tools are gleaned from author's 32 years of practical experience in industry, teaching, training, research and consultancy. It explains the significance of time and elaborates with illustrations to manage your time.


The paper cautions that if you waste one second, you wasted one second of your life.

Research limitations/implications

Qualitative/action research inevitably needs to be backed up by more formal research into the topic. This paper offers an agenda for action and further qualitative/quantitative research in time management.

Practical implications

The timeless tools on time management can be applied in all areas of life such as personal, professional and social lives.

Social implications

These time-tested tools are essential for everybody to make a difference for themselves and also for others.


The paper enlightens that the biggest gift one can give to others is time, not money.



Rao, M.S. (2014), "Timeless tools to manage your time", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 46 No. 5, pp. 278-282.



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