Tag Archives: time management

Phil’s Faves On Time

Thanks for the positive comments about ‘Phil’s Faves’. Here’s another helping of what you might hear in one of my Time Management presentations.

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Improving Office Productivity

In response to a reporter’s recent question about how to improve small business office productivity, I offered these five strategies to consider: Read More »

People Feature: How to tell your boss you are overworked

 People Feature: How to tell your boss you are overworked

Article published on October 18, 2018
By Selena Li

Fund professionals in Asia are no strangers to working overtime, but when long hours are taking a toll on one’s health and life, whether and how to tell your superiors can be challenging.

The “upward” communication with a manager demands a thorough evaluation beforehand followed by careful preparation, as well as execution finesse, experts say. Read More »

Phil’s Faves On Time

Thanks for the positive comments about including ‘Phil’s Faves’ in the Quote-able section – here’s another helping. So, you might hear these words of wisdom in one of my Time Management presentations.

  • 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.

Phil Stella, 21st century entrepreneur, communication consultant and executive coach

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.