Following on in the mini-series (which you can read in any order that best suits you – let’s look at the insights of mastering the art of calendar management. A particular skill and strength of character are needed to maintain control over a calendar. Managing a calendar is as simple as riding a bike. The effort and discipline that comes before will determine what you continue with.
Why Calendar Management is Essential for Success
During my time in support roles, ground rules were laid out and implemented if a diary was part of the package.
- Managing a calendar is a significant task and time consuming
- You will try to squeeze in meetings and end up being late, rushed lacking focus
- You will find it almost impossible to say no
- Forgetfulness – the calendar in your world is not a high priority
Sometimes even the leader needs someone to take the reins and guide them.
Set Ground Rules and Build Trust with Your Assistant
Leveraging Available Resources for Effective Time Management
Harvard Business Review surveyed 182 senior managers in various industries: 71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient. In addition, 64% said meetings come at the expense of deep thinking.
Meetings themselves are a separate topic to be given its spotlight. However, regarding calendar management, if you somehow get the notion to cram your diary with meetings because you believe it will be beneficial, plenty of stats out there say otherwise. If you can’t be honest with yourself, put someone in place to make your decisions.
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With over 20yrs in various roles and industries. Being in the thick of it is second nature.
As if working on demanding projects was not entertaining enough. In the midst of it all, I continued to study, completing all the formal and vocational training undertaken by a legal professional in England and Wales.
Combining passion, expertise and experience to work with business owners of smaller businesses to recognise that they can be mighty with the right structure and integrity.
As an entrepreneur, you get to do business with confidence and understanding because the company has been built on your rules.
Save money as you build an internal community of individuals who relate and what to be a part of this venture.
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