Tag Archives: time management

Delegate Your Way to Success

A reporter recently interviewed me about the Art and Science of  Delegation. Thought you’d enjoy my comments as well. Read More »

Time Out for Productivity

Besides serving clients as a workplace communication consultant, trainer and executive coach, I’ve also delivered workshops on Time Management and Process Improvement over much of my career. I even include these topics in my work with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. That’s why a reporter asked for my thoughts on improving office productivity. Here’s a summary. Read More »

Choose Networking Events Wisely

A reader asked for some simple tips on choosing appropriate networking events to attend. Networking at business and professional events can be a simple strategy to take your business to the next level. Maximize your ROI from these events by choosing them wisely. Read More »

Don’t Let Your Business Bury You!

‘Conquer the Chaos – How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy’ by Clate Mask & Scott Martineau, Gildan Media Corp., 2010.

Six strategies to make your business run smoothly and help you conquer the chaos. Lots of useful take-aways. Well worth the read or listen time.

Phil’s Faves – You Can’t Save Time

Some of my favorite often-heard comments from over 30 years of facilitating Time Management workshops:

  • You can’t save time – you can only spend it. So, spend it wisely.
  • Don’t say ‘I don’t have time.‘, because you do have time. Instead say ‘I don’t want to spend the time … ‘.
  • You’re in charge of how you spend your time – no one else is.
  • Start each day with a ‘To Do’ List – plan your work, then work your plan.
  • If you paid yourself $1,000/hour, would you get your money’s worth from each task on your list? If not – dump them.
  • Ask yourself ‘What’s the worst thing that can happen if I don’t do this thing today … or ever?‘ Then, act accordingly.