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We usually overlook the emotional aspect of working with people while handling tight deadlines.
Leaders have to take simple actions like trusting and respecting their colleagues and team members, being true to themselves and have a clear understanding of the value of any work assignment, meeting or request. Making reliable commitments ensures that others keep their agreements as well.
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Time can be managed in four domains: Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Material. This corresponds to the four key functions of leadership:
Most leaders have familiar approaches to managing time: setting goals, planning, delegating, tracking commitments, and creating to-do lists. While these approaches do help in self-organization, they are not adequate in helping achieve high levels of sustainable, long-term performance.
The mental domain consists of being able to think strategically, prioritizing between short-term and long-term goals, urgent and important activity, easy or difficult work, and the level of comfort in the tasks.
Our focus has to be on the long-term important tasks that seem diffic...
Phantom workload looks like real work but results in massive unproductivity and even conflict in an organization. The pressure to meet unrealistic expectations causes a vicious cycle of further workload.
Leaders need to take a hard look at what is being avoided or not addressed. Facing...
Instead of increasing the number of productive hours, we can focus on getting the right things done in a timely way. We also need to restore and balance ourselves, our colleagues, family and environment, instead of a neurotic or pathological focus on deadlines.
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Organizing for action means creating useful, workable and scalable systems that make us access information and track commitments quickly.
It means managing your email effectively and ensuring adequate follow-ups are done.
Time management practices require a change in behavior:
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Before making a time block, learn how to properly estimate your workload for the day in order for you to be able to successfully accomplish tasks.
Your tasks need to be doable within the span of time that you've assigned for it. To do so, you must prioritize what needs to be done during t...
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When it comes to burnout, it’s natural to assume that by lessening our workload we can fight the culprit. But research has shown that when people are overworked but intellectually underutilized, they most frequently report feeling “exhausted.”
Simply put, burnout isn’t necessarily...
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Complaining that you don’t have enough time is not getting to the root problem. It may be that you’re lousy at time management. Admit to yourself that there is enough time -- you just don’t know how to get the most out of it. Now, you can start improving your time management.
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