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COTRUGLI BUSINESS SCHOOL

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - EXAM
FINAL EXAM
Sanja Mušec [Pick the date]

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - EXAM
1. What are the four foundations of using your time more efficiently on a daily basis? a. Personal “TO-DO” list b. Priorities c. Personal Peak and Trough times d. Personal controllable times

2. What is time management? Time management is the way we arrange, organize and schedule our time for the purpose of doing things more effectively, professionally and personally. It is about doing things in the right way at the right time for the right reason. 3. What is the difference between efficiency and effectiveness? Efficiency means doing something well within the time which is allocated to it. But, no matter how efficient we are, if we are not taking the right actions toward your goals, we are ineffective. Effectiveness means doing just those things that move us closer to our goals and objectives. The main difference between those two terms is that effectiveness is more about organization and setting priorities, and efficiency is more about execution. On the way to reaching our goals we have to be effective and efficient, in other words use time well and productively. That means that we must pull away from the chaos and think through exactly which steps are most likely to take us from where we are now to where we want to be. By accomplishing those steps, we are effective as we move ourselves closer to our goals and dreams. Within any step, of course, it is important to be efficient.

4. What is stress? Stress is our body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength which happens very often these days, and actually, this is description of what it is called stress in everyday life.

5. What causes stress? Many different things can cause stress -- from physical (such as fear of something dangerous) to emotional (such as worry over family or job.) Identifying what may be causing stress is often the first step in learning how to better deal with it. Some of the most common sources of stress are:

Survival Stress or so called "fight or flight" - This is a common response to danger in all people and

animals. When people are afraid that someone or something may physically hurt them, human body naturally responds with a burst of energy so that it will be better able to survive the dangerous situation (fight) or escape it all together (flight). This is survival stress.

Internal Stress - worrying about things we can do nothing about or worrying for no reason at all? This is internal stress and it is one of the most important kinds of stress to understand and manage. Internal

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - EXAM
stress is when people make themselves stressed. This often happens when we worry about things we can't control or put ourselves in situations we know will cause us stress. Some people become addicted to the kind of hurried, tense, lifestyle that results from being under stress. They even look for stressful situations and feel stress about things that aren't stressful.

Environmental Stress - This is a response to things around us that cause stress, such as noise, crowding,

and pressure from work or family. Identifying these environmental stresses and learning to avoid them or deal with them will help lower stress level.

Fatigue and Overwork - This kind of stress builds up over a long time and can take a hard toll on your

body. It can be caused by working too much or too hard at job(s), school, or home. It can also be caused by...
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