Category Archive: Time management

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

How to Win the Battle for Your Schedule and Spend More Time Doing What Matters

The elevation of spontaneity and emotion over planning and execution explains why leaders waste themselves on non-essentials. Fall into the spontaneity trap and end up chasing triviality. The spontaneity trap explains why: Corrective… Continue reading

How to Limit Distraction and Feel in Control of Your Day

Everyone has priorities. For ineffective managers, it’s the next email, text, phone call, or person who walks through the door. Meaningful work requires a closed door. The person who always responds immediately to… Continue reading

How to Get Projects Back on Track Fast

People are the main reason projects fail. Getting projects back on track is first about people, then about circumstances. 5 people-reasons projects fail: Confusion regarding purpose. Why is this project important? Lack of… Continue reading

Marshall Goldsmith: Choose to Invest Yourself

Over-commitment is the inability to say no. Chronic over-commitment reflects lack of priorities. Weak, insecure leaders fill their calendars to the point of panic. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” Socrates The… Continue reading

The Top 7 Ways to End Frustrating Wait-Time

Image source by Adryana Nicoleta Life goes down the drain while you wait. Airports, repair shops, grocery lines, and doctor’s offices ruthlessly steal time. Time is life. Wasted time is wasted life. Waiting:… Continue reading