founder of naked leader
Time Is Of The Essence
TIME is money – and limited. So it is vital to make the best use of it, be it in business or outside of work.
Time management is one of the most important of all business skills. An effective leader will know how to prioritise, plan, and control the use of time by becoming proactive, rather than reactive.
They need to focus on what it is they are trying to achieve. To accomplish those objectives they need to be able to ignore distractions and get on with the task in hand to make the best use of the time they have available.
We all waste time. Reading stuff we don’t need to read and checking our inbox too frequently. Surfing the net, phoning friends, chatting to colleagues. There are many reasons for not being as time-efficient as we should be.
So, if you are in that position, where you are faced with a new task, ask yourself, is it urgent? Or, is it important? If it’s both urgent and important, do it as soon as you can. If it’s urgent, not important, perhaps one of your team could do it.
If it’s important and not urgent you can do it later? If it’s neither urgent or important, consider whether it needs to be done at all!
Remember, if you have lots of important and urgent tasks, you need to proritise your priorities. And that’s the difficult bit. It can be done, though, with ‘to do’ lists, deadlines and by keeping your tasks under review.
That way, you’ll be demonstrating to yourself and colleagues that time is of the essence.
(Based on an extract from The Greatest Management Tips in the World)
Time management is the most useful business skill. Without it, it can be detrimental to the business.
Give it time and you will think there are more important aspects of business.
Time is of the essence is a great title. Because if you want to get on in business, it really is.
Time is all we have at work, I prefer less there and more at home.