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Time management guru is a scientist and ”evangelist” (a writer and public speaker) who is widely recognized and respected for his/her authority, knowledge and competence in this subject, as he/she has invented and elaborated some outstanding and effective theories, methods, or tools to reach a better productivity in completing people’s working or personal tasks. Here, in this article we are going to consider some dominant name in the world of time management, and outline their specifics in very brief terms: 

Time management by Randy Pausch: this person was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of interesting traits peculiar to his studies on subject of time management was motivating people through focusing on their dreams to get realized. His “final talk” before he died from cancer in 2008 was a lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”. He said: “It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s about how to lead your life…. The dreams will come to you.”. You can find lots of his tips and video of the lecture on the Web; he mainly focused his tips on analyzing individual’s dreams as a source to set goals aright, along with setting priorities and accurate planning;

Time management by Marc Mancini: he is a well-known travel industry speaker, educator and consultant. He stands for promotion and using modern instruments such as interactive & visual TV or computer-based materials, structured like a movie or TV show, to capture a learner’s attention. He concentrated his studies at reality of today’s business that operates in modern highly turbulent environment with fast-moving progress on workplaces, so he offers theories and tips on improving the working time usage for both managers and their staff with applying the latest time management tools and techniques;

Time management by Stephen Covey: he is the author of the best-selling book called “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. His learning covers different aspects of time management, specifically he studied time management quadrants that have appearance of a table comprising four sections where you can record your activities, they are used for a better prioritization and boosting up your efficiency based on identifying the balance between Urgency and Importance of your tasks, so that you can focus on right working & personal activities by dividing them into four essential categories including tasks to complete as soon as possible, and something to completely ignore;


Time management by Brian Tracy: he is a self-help author who has recorded many of his works as audio books. Sphere of his interest embraces leadership, sales, managerial effectiveness, and business strategy. He focuses his works at using positive self-talk and affirmations to improve self-conceptions about time, rehearsal techniques to model one’s behavior, and visualizing results-oriented pictures of excellence for a stronger motivation. Basically, this author is recognized for his commitment to self-coaching techniques that can energize an individual with a desire to reach and enjoy the positive results of one’s labor;

Time management by Peter Drucker: he was a writer, management consultant, and self-described “social ecologist.” According to Peter Drucker, “time is the scarcest resource available and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed”. He is recognized as the creator and inventor of modern management. He paid a really great attention to studying business & economy and he dedicated a significant part of his scholarship to relations between managers and employees including setting right business objectives and providing correct leadership. He used to say: “Management by objective works – if you know the objectives.  Ninety percent of the time you don’t”. His approach to time management also can be explained with this famous phrase: “The best way to predict the future is to create it”;

Time management by Benjamin Franklin: he is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Besides his famous statesmen activities he is also known as a political theorist, postmaster, scientist, inventor and satirist. Taking into a consideration a variety of his interests we can conclude that he was a highly productive person, and this was achieved not only by his innate talents, but rather by his well-elaborated habits to organize his time effectively (guiding by his life’s baseline principles) and keep all things in their place. His principles include being diligent, fair, moderate, tranquil and chaste. His famous quotes are: “Remember that time is money”, “You delay, but time will not”, and “Time lost is never found again”;

Time management by David Allen: he is a productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the time management method known as “Getting Things Done” (GTD). The Getting Things Done method is based on the principles of moving tasks out of the mind (by recording them externally to create a logical and trusted system outside of your head) to discharge it, determining actionable things (doable actions) discretely into outcomes and concrete next steps (very next physical actions required to progress the situation forward), organizing reminders and information in the most streamlined way – in appropriate categories (based on how and when you need to approach them, such as Work, Home, etc), and Five Stages of Workflow (collect, process, organize, review & do);

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Time management by Tony Robbins: he is an American self-help author & success coach. Robbins’ books include “Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement” and “Awaken The Giant Within”. His audio programs, seminars and self-help products feature Neuro-linguistic programming and Ericksonian hypnosis. His books discuss themes of leadership psychology, the health and energy, overcoming fears, persuasive communication, and enhancing relationships. His creation is Rapid Planning Method (RPM) – it teaches you to focus on the results that produce both achievement and fulfillment, to find emotional drives leveraging you to follow through and achieve your plan, instead of just writing it down, etc;


Conclusion on the review of time management gurus: 

As you can see all of these gurus bring some strong individual traits in the common knowledge of time management to enrich this very useful discipline, and it doesn’t really matter what kind of time management you prefer – you can practice them all with a help of some universal time and task management software, such as VIP Task Manager providing you with effective business and personal functionality helping you in projecting your usual activities in team (collaboration) with co-workers or on your own (individual professional practice).



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