Time Management

Whilst some people just seem to have enough time to do everything they need, for most of us, we end up rushing from task to task and never finishing anything. We probably all have similar amounts of work to get through and it’s likely that the time rich people are simply using their time more effectively and have developed good time management skills.

Most time management skills are not difficult in concept but are surprisingly hard to deliver consistently in practice. The skills require a little investment of time in advance to clearly prioritise the tasks you need to complete. 

This workshop provides time management strategies that are designed to control your workload rather than constantly reacting to crisis after crisis. After the course your stress levels will reduce and personal productivity will soar!

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Content

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  • Getting Started
    • Icebreaker
    • Ground rules
    • The parking lot
    • Workshop objectives
    • Action plans and evaluation forms
  • Goal Setting
    • The Three P’s
    • S.M.A.R.T. Goals
    • Prioritizing Your Goals
    • Visualization
  • Prioritizing Your Time
    • The 80/20 Rule
    • The Urgent Versus Important Matrix
    • Assertiveness
  • Planning Wisely
    • Creating Your Productivity Journal
    • Maximizing the Power of Your Productivity Journal
    • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
    • Chunck, Block, and Tackle
    • Ready, Fire, Aim!
  • Tackling Procrastination
    • Why We Procrastinate
    • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
    • Eat That Frog!
  • Crisis Management
    • When the Storm Hits
    • Creating a Plan
    • Executing the Plan
    • Lessons Learned
  • Organizing Your Workspace
    • De-Clutter
    • Managing Workflow
    • Dealing with E-mail
    • Using Calendars
  • Delegating Made Easy
    • When to Delegate
    • To Whom Should You Delegate?
    • How Should You Delegate
    • Keeping Control
    • The Importance of Full Acceptance
  • Setting a Ritual
    • What is a Ritual?
    • Ritualizing Sleep, Meals, Exercise
    • Examples of Rituals
    • Using Rituals to Maximize Time
  • Meeting Management
    • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary
    • Using the PAT Approach
    • Building the Agenda
    • Keeping Things on Track
    • Making Sure the Meeting Was Worthwhile
  • Alternatives to Meetings
    • Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
    • Teleconferencing
    • E-mail Lists and Online Groups
    • Collaborating Applications
  • Wrapping Up
    • Words from the Wise
    • Review of Parking Lot
    • Lessons Learned
    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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