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One of the most common requests from people who are looking for coaching, training, or assistance is to be able to get more done in less time!  We’re talking about good old-fashioned time management!  But, there are several “missing pieces” of information and insight that are needed in order to have your management of time actually work out as time goes by.  That’s why you may learn a new technique, use it for awhile and then stop doing it.  Let’s look at what it takes to really get things done efficiently and effectively.

It seems to me that effective time management consists of only 12 basic strategies.  There are 3 skills, 3 principles, 3 techniques, and 3 corollaries .  A corollary is something that is not a part of a subject,but has an impact upon it.  We’ll cover this later.

The 3 skills are:

1.  Career competency

2.  Effective planning

3.  Effective delegation

The 3 principles are:

1.  The Pareto Principle (80/20)

2.  Parkinson’s law

3.  Pearson’s constant

The 3 techniques are:

1.  Time log

2.  Focus time

3.  Lists

And, the 3 corollaries are:

1.  Environmental safety

2.  Relationship well being

3.  Financial solvency

Each one of these twelve time management strategies is missing a critical piece of information that’s necessary for the strategy to work well.  As we continue to develop this subject we’ll need to keep adding new insights.

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3 Responses to “Getting things done, Time Management in Action #1 Overview”

  1. Gina

    LOL! I was just checkin’ out your website and had a good chuckle when I clicked on your Blog Tab: “Getting things done, Time Management!!”
    It’s definitely my nemesis and I’m looking forward to the “cure” when I take your workshop in Feb.

    Here’s to constantly growing and improving.

    Gina 🙂

  2. Bethany

    I find it hard to manage time, one of the things I find hard is predicting the amount of time needed to complete a task, then there’s the addition of being distacted by different things that can make things take twice as long as they should.

    • Doug

      Hi Bethany,
      How are you doing on getting things done? Did you try doing 5 days of keeping track of where your time goes?


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