Thursday, September 15, 2005

Think of Time as quality

Long day (6-10) although I did have a break for lunch with my daughter, Laura, who is taking her masters degree at U of Toronto. Great dinner (courtesy of Elizabeth who I appreciate waiting to eat until 10:30)mostly from our garden which has been prolific this year with carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, zuchinni and even cantalope.

I am tired from the past few days and the garbage still needs taking out (yes - even CEOs take out the garbage)

This morning I was at a seminar. One concept was to think in terms of the quality of time rather than the quality of time. Think of the major accomplishments or experiences of the past year. Usually they happened in 4 or 5 days or even 4 or 5 hours. Imagine if your productivity could be at the same level all year or even 3-4 times as often - how much could you get done.

One reason this concept excites me is thinking in terms of quantity of time by definition means scarcity. Thinking in terms of quality - we have lots of room to move.

It all comes back to Time Leadership. It is more important to move in the right direction than to move quickly. Leadership (goals) is about doing the right thing. Management(efficiency) is about doing things right.

So the 6th tip is "Think in terms of quality - not quantity of time".


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