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How to meet a deadline How to Beat Your Deadline Demons
Whether you regard deadlines as a perpetual "yoke around your neck" or a powerful motivational tool depends largely on your mindset, and your organizational skills.

The simple fact is deadlines are an important part of almost every project or task in every organization. You can explore strategies for delivering your work on time with our articles, How to Meet a Deadline and Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle.

Deadlines are easier to hit when you are organized. Our article, How to Be Organized, is packed with tips for taking control of your working day.

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Find out how to identify and prioritize your tasks quickly and effectively.

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Discover why the first 15 minutes of your day are probably the most important.

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Read our review of this classic time management book.

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A Final Note

Missing deadlines can do irreparable damage to your reputation and prospects. So, if meeting a deadline looks in doubt, flag it up early - you may be able to renegotiate it.

Next week, you can find out how to communicate effectively with the people who matter most to your projects.

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