Love as Motivation for Time Management

We normally think about time management in terms of personal productivity – we want to manage our time well so that we can accomplish things, finish what we start, achieve goals, and pursue excellence. We want to avoid time wasters, unorganized schedules, and time spent on things of lesser priority because it robs us of…

Some comments from the book Essentialism

  Work hard at adopting the principle “less but better.” Understand the statement “you can have it all” is a lie. In order to have focus you need to escape to focus. Adopt a think week or a think day or some other time where you intentionally read/think. Bill Gates did this even in the…

5 ways to say NO.

Saying no needs to be more regular than irregular in a leader’s life. Leaders influence other people. Oftentimes leaders will be inundated with good opportunities that aren’t crucial to the mission or a good steward of their skills or time. Here’s five ways to say no: The awkward pause. Pause for a moment—maybe 2-3 seconds—before delivering…

NO is a complete sentence – Anna Lamott

Saying no needs to be more regular than irregular in a leader’s life. Leader’s influence other people. Oftentimes leaders will be inundated with good opportunities that aren’t crucial to the mission or a good steward of their skills or time. Here’s five ways to say no: The awkward pause. Pause for a moment—maybe 2-3 seconds—before delivering…

3 truths for better leadership and time mgmt

Greg McKeown in his book Essentialist: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less gives three truths that will help an individual live a more fruitful and streamlined lifestyle: Understand you have a choice. You choose how to spend your energy and time. The prevalence of noise. Almost everything is noise and very few things are exceptionally valuable. Therefore, you…