Management Development Tips for Time Management

 Managers and executives continue to be under intense pressure to increase results and productivity. The demands on their time and attention are sometimes over-whelming. The typical approaches to time management are sound but sometimes just don’t work. 

We are told to prioritize our tasks and focus on doing the most important things first. Basic strategy, right? Why does this approach not work much of the time?

One Key Productivity Booster is to divide the traditional To Do list into “Should Do & Ignore Lists”

We found a helpful article to illustrate the concept…

Two Lists You Should Look At Every Morning (from Harvard Review): “The world is changing fast and if we don’t stay focused on the road ahead, resisting the distractions that, while tempting, are, well, distracting, then we increase the chances of a crash.

Now is a good time to pause, prioritize, and focus. Make two lists:

List 1: Your Focus List (the road ahead)

What are you trying to achieve? What makes you happy? What’s important to you? Design your time around those things. Because time is your one limited resource and no matter how hard you try you can’t work 25/8.

List 2: Your Ignore List (the distractions)

To succeed in using your time wisely, you have to ask the equally important but often avoided complementary questions: what are you willing not to achieve? What doesn’t make you happy? What’s not important to you? What gets in the way?”

 manager productivity

There are a number of fundamentals to effective time-management and productivity in the digital world managers must work in and knowing how to harness technology is key. Take a look…

Time Management Rules for Businesses Survival in the Digital Age – Dubai Chronicle
“Time Management Rules for Businesses Survival in the Digital Age Dubai Chronicle. However, businesses can easily find a way to limit it and by doing that they can save a lot of valuable time and resources which they can invest in development. Here are a few essential time management rules to which every company should stick in order …”

Core Management Productivity Thinking | Where’s Your Focus?

At the core of successful management control of the productivity of your daily activities is “focus.” Not so easy to contro, the locus of our time and attention is what drives results. But where is that focus?

What questions and ideas are you thinking about during the day? That is to say, are you thinking about the things that can drive your results or how to over-come obstacles?

Do you deliberately take the time to think about what activities will help you execute your work and projects?

Are you thinking about what conversations you need to have with individuals on your team that can produce results?

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Michael D. Moore is the publisher of Management By Delegation and is a veteran executive with 40+ years in the Banking and Insurance Industries. A devoted entrepreneur, using his business experience to provide resources for managers and leaders at all levels. For the last 5 years, he has built a growing web presence for helping people with personal and professional development. To learn more about these advanced concepts & join our group Click here 5 Must Have Management Skills

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