P&M 30: Time Management Coaching with Management Success Cards

While I’m not a fan of the term ‘time management’, I use it because we have a collective understanding of the concept. What I do wish we could do is think of a new approach to time management: focus, habits, energy, presence, productivity … we can add or subtract time but we can address what we do, how productive we are, in the time we have available to us!

Using the Time Management cards in the set of Management Success Cards might just help you think about being more productive:


Card 1: How expensive are your meetings? Using the average length of time in a meeting and the hourly rate of pay – from salaries (or estimating salaries) of meeting attendees, and your hourly rate, calculate the cost! is this expensive? What can you do to reduce this cost to the company?

Card 2: At what time of the day are you at your most alert and energetic? What work do you normally do at this time? Given this is your peak performance time, what work would you be best doing at this time? (Tip: Focus on the activities with the highest payoff.)
Card 3: Do you steal your employees time?:

  • How difficult are you to find?
  • How clear are you in your communications?
  • How slow are you to respond to requests?
  • What will you do today to give time back to your team?

Card 4: What are your personal time wasters? (Procrastination, not controlling meetings, too many breaks, etc.) What simple system will you implement to reduce your personal time wasters?

Card 5: Finish this sentence: I role model great time management skills to my team by…

What Managing Self questions or insights do have?
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