When you are dependable, reliable, trustworthy, and/or in leadership, people ask you to do many things. If, however, you let others plan your time, you will never reach your goals or do what is important to you. Even though you possess great leadership qualities, your time is still limited. Therefore, it is extremely important to know time management strategies to make the most of your time. In this post we’ll discuss five time management strategies to help you make the best use of your time.
Time Management: Start with a Time Study
Before we get to the time management strategies, however, it is important to know where you spend your time. Perform a time study to determine exactly what you do with your time. For the next week or two, write down exactly what you do with every hour of every day. You can even get more granular if you would like by tracking half or quarter hours. Once you track your time, summarize the results to categorize where you spend your time.
1. Prioritize What’s Most Important To You!
First, prioritize what is most important to you. That gives you parameters for saying yes and no to various requests. A few examples of common priorities are:
When prioritizing, remember that every time you say, “Yes,” you are also saying no to things in the future. It is not always bad to say, “No,” when the “no” gives you more time to focus on what’s most important to you. [Read more…] about 5 Time Management Strategies to Improve Your Leadership