As a business owner or senior executive your biggest day-to-day challenge may be managing your time. Lack of organizing and prioritizing what you do each day, how you deal with distractions or what responsibilities you take on that others should handle consumes valuable time and energy that can be more effectively applied to higher priority tasks and issues.
We can rationalize "how the day just got away from me" but the truth is, in the majority of cases, we made a choice in allowing various unplanned tasks, emergencies and interruptions to intrude and replace what we really planned to do that day. It is easy to fall into this pattern without a schedule or plan.
| However, being at the forefront solving crisis and reacting to emergencies means that we are not applying our best value developing the business to have fewer emergencies, mentoring managers and supervisors who should intercept and handle high priority issues, and spending at least half of our time working on the future of the company.
If this is you, then you are letting circumstances control your time. How do you correct this pattern and take responsibility for the management of your time? . . .
by Victor Lipman, Forbes.com
We all look for ideas on how we can be more effective and productive leaders and managers. This short article should give you something to consider as you start out the new year in 2014.
Here is a list of the 6 fundamentals that can make you a better manager:
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- Be open to new ways of looking at things.
- Expect excellence.
- Make sure your employees know - clearly - where they need to focus.
- Protect your time as if it were gold (or perhaps Bitcoins?).
- Communicate regularly by providing meaningful feedback in real time.
- Don't duck conflict, but deal with it directly and fairly.
Note: Ask yourself the following questions.
- Do you provide clear instructions for your employees?
- Do you manage your time effectively?
- Do you communicate meaningful feedback in real time?
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