Category Archive: Time management

The Surprising Power of Stopping to Begin Again

The longer you work at improving something – the fewer improvements you make. Gold Medal swimmers work unending hours shaving hundredths of seconds off their time. Not so, when they began swimming. Improvement… Continue reading

8 Ways to Create Great Meetings

Poorly run meetings start in the wrong place and end up rushed before they’re done. Right place: Leave inconsequential items for the end. Deal with big items at the beginning. I’m tempted to… Continue reading

On Turtles and Rabbits – Finding Pace

***** Few leaders find effective pace naturally. You’re running in circles because of two types of mistakes; both have to do with pace. You’re either too slow or too fast. Pokey Turtle: Scan… Continue reading

Pareto: 80% of Your Time is Spent on Trivialities

The 80/20 rule (Pareto Principle) indicates 80% of your activities are trivial and 20% deliver results. Who wants to go to their CEO and say I’m wasting 80% of my time? It’s shocking… Continue reading

Be Quick but Don’t Hurry – John Wooden

One of my favorite quotes is, “Be quick but don’t hurry,” John Wooden. If you aren’t quick in today’s world, you’re done. If you hurry, things are poorly done or not done at… Continue reading

Working Toward Working Less

The reason you don’t get more done is you’re doing too much. We tie our worth to being busy. The busier we are the more important we feel. There is some truth to… Continue reading