What is time management?
Somebody recently asked me, “what do you mean by time management”?
My answer is this:
Time management is refusing to waste too much time on low-value, low-enjoyment activities.
There are two parts to it:
1. Identify what you should, or want to be doing
2. Read More
Happy New Year everyone!
I told this story in a recent member call…
It was when I got my first real executive job. I was reporting directly to the GM of a billion dollar business.
I had multiple levels of management in my organization and I had global responsibility. Read More
There are many time management tools and technologies out there to help you use your time more efficiently. You should find the ones that work for you and use them. We all need to do this.
But I want so share some ways to think about time, that I find, end up making even more time. Read More
A Time Management Windfall
People often talk to me about having great intentions about what they want to get done on a given day or week…
But then they get to work and it all those good intentions go out the window as they deal with all the urgent crap that comes up. Read More
Confused and stuck
When I was in college studying electronic engineering I did OK in most of the classes, but some were truly baffling.
There was one class in particular where I really struggled.
I sat through all the lectures, copied down all the equations that the teacher wrote on the board and took copious notes about what he was saying – to no avail…
My study partner/friend and I would spend hours on end slogging through the homework questions in the textbook trying to learn the material. Read More
What should you do when your boss keeps asking for things?
What should you do when demands pile up so high that you and your team are constantly over-booked and the work just keeps coming?
I always talk about how you need to rise above the tactical workload and be more strategic — but what do you do when it’s your boss that is causing the problem? Read More
The big idea…
If I could offer one idea that will have a huge impact on your success and your satisfaction with work, it would be that you give yourself time to think.
(you can stop reading here if you accept that point!) Read More
Most people inherently know that they should delegate more, and delegate better, but one big obstacle keeps them from doing it…
It might not come out right
…so I better jump in and make sure
it is going OK or just do it myself. Read More
If you had 20 percent more time magically appear in
your work week — a full uncommitted, unscheduled
work day, every week — what would you do with it?
Would you do more email? Would you go to more meetings? Would you do even more of what you are already doing? Read More