Time Management

6
Sep

How to Work with People Who Have an Opposite Approach to Time Management

There is no one “right” approach to manage time. Each preference offers gifts and each has blind spots. And, believe it or not, neither has anything to do with the quality of skills needed to accomplish a task, such as degrees, IQ, age or success. Instead of going bonkers over partners, employees, clients and family members who don’t mirror your

Read more




23
Aug

Plutos and Jupiters List Their Assets

We all have our preference for time management and perceive our way of managing time as the best. While conducting a Continuing Professional Education program for finance people, I asked participants to write on a flipchart the answers to this question: What do you perceive are your greatest time management assets? Below are their answers. Can you identify and do you

Read more




9
Aug

The “Why” Behind Different Time Management Styles

If you practice the skill of listening (the concept of two ears and one mouth), you will hear folks convey their preferred approach for time management. The problem is that most people are unaware of these two styles, so misunderstandings begin to build. Let’s say that on a Tuesday morning a “Jupiter”- style of time management, delegates a project to a

Read more




27
Jul

Which Time Management Preference Applies Best to You?

What’s your approach to time management? I call two very distinct and innate preferences for time management, Jupiter and Pluto, (the names have nothing to do with astrology; they simply represent planets that are worlds apart). Below are brief descriptors of Jupiter and Pluto. Respond as if it’s the weekend and you are relaxing, check off ? the overall tendencies that

Read more




13
Jul

Collisions in Time Management Approaches

Diminishing misunderstandings and increasing compassion can be simple if you add self-awareness as a concrete skill. Once when I was leading a program called “Understanding Your Approach to Time Management,” a Certified Public Account participant named Tom shared a fascinating insight into what drove his business partner and him to break up their profitable accounting firm. It seems that Tom

Read more




29
Jun

The Best Way to Manage Your Time

Your approach to time management affects the way you work — and the way others work with you.   There’s one enemy hovering silently in your life. What’s that, you ask? Time! Watch people. They’re totally overwhelmed trying to control their work and personal schedules. Dominated by “Enemy Number One”, you can see them sulking and hear them huffing: “I

Read more




15
Jun

Taking Responsibility for Active Listening

Tommy Lasorda, retired baseball manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers said, “In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”  Active listening will make it happen. A few weeks ago I talked about positive versus negative listening patterns. Were you able to

Read more




1
Jun

Positive versus Negative Listening

In school, we weren’t taught positive listening. It is doubtful we came home from school proudly waving a “listener of the week” award!  But, learning to develop positive listening skills is the first step to real communication. And, understanding different listening styles which I call, “Saturn and Neptune“, to reflect how far apart we can seem from each other, can be

Read more