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Time Management

Published Online: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The best executives know how to organize their time into large chunks so they can make progress on big projects, Eric Barker writes, citing a book by management expert Peter Drucker. “If you're just doing what comes in, you’re on the treadmill, not making a difference,” Barker writes in a blog entry.
 
As I get older, I have found that time management doesn’t get any easier. I still have to work at it. Setting aside blocks of time to do the important things—and not just those that are urgent—requires both effort and discipline. If you want to be more effective at work or home, you have to work at it. Instead of complaining that you just don’t have time, start practicing better time management.
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Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times
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This blog focuses on what our Editor-in-Chief sees as the future of pharmacy.
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Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, is the Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Eckel is a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves as executive director of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

In this blog, Eckel will provide commentary on relevant issues impacting pharmacists and pharmacy professionals, including the merging of pharmacy benefit managers, the implications of health care reform, the conversion of major drugs from prescription to over-the-counter, trends in pharmacy careers, and opioid abuse. He will also discuss legislative issues that impact pharmacists, and comment on the evolving role of the pharmacist.
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