Category Archive: Time management

7 Ways to Overcome Distraction and Do What Matters

47% of the time you aren’t focused on what you’re doing.* You give yourself to trivialities when distraction governs your day. 7 ways to overcome distraction: #1. Establish “no respond” hours in your… Continue reading

3 Shifts that Bring Stability to Chaos

Environments created by out-of-touch leaders are filled with frustration, distrust, and defeat. Disconnected decision-makers create distress. Deeper concerns: New systems and processes help, but the deeper concern of organizational distress is leadership. What… Continue reading

Get a Grip on Your Schedule when Work is Out of Control

Time pressure is a symptom of technology, ignorance, and arrogance. The promise of more time and shorter workweeks is a fantasy for the leaders I work with. Technology shrinks time and expands a… Continue reading

The #1 Thing That Most Improved my Productivity

There is no such thing as time management. Time can’t be managed. It simply is. Nothing you do changes time. Time management is really self-management. Everyone who has trouble managing time is really… Continue reading

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Someone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives. The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading

Who’s Got the Monkey

Full disclosure: This post is an excuse to show our youngest granddaughter with the screaming monkey. Audiences love “Who’s got the monkey” stories. The idea is based on a 1974 HBR article by… Continue reading