If you are a senior executive, it is most likely that you have attended at least one (or numerous) time management seminar(s). It is also most likely that your time management challenge has not been resolved to your satisfaction. Why is that? Pick from the following list:
The major reason that the situation didn’t change is that you didn’t change. You were like an addict that went to rehab and then returned to the same neighborhood.
Effective Time Management is influenced significantly by three major components:
The following paragraphs only touch upon step 1. Future articles will address steps 2 and 3.
As a senior executive responsible for leading individuals, most of your day-to-day schedule can be created by them. They dictate what you need to do, mostly on a surprise basis, and they will usually dictate when you need to do it. Attaining effective time management while continuing your business responsibilities is about you taking more control of your time and you deciding what you spend your time on and when you do it.
If you really want to improve your time management and your personal life, it requires focus and commitment. There is no magic pill you take. It is like losing weight – breaking old habits and learning new ones; difficult, but once you’ve done it --- you’ll feel great.
So, for those of you who are still with me, are you ready to do the following?
** If you are interested in improving your time management and want to get started by analyzing your actual hours spent, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward a complimentary sample time-analysis worksheet to you.
Like any other skill development, it is most effective if you work with a coach/mentor who will provided guidance, tips and a process that will have an impact on your day-to-day effectiveness. This coach/mentor should have a proven track record of assisting individuals in becoming more effective leaders.
YES!! --- Effective time management for senior executives is possible.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions, observations or additional comments regarding the above.