How To Better Manage Your Time As A Leader

I remember being amazed at plate spinners growing up. These men and women would keep plates spinning on poles for an extended amount of time. They wouldn’t fall off but be kept going by the constant movement of the performer. 

Their act looked fun. I wanted to attempt it, but any time I tried to spin something on a pole or my finger, I couldn’t keep it up.

Many leaders feel that way these days. They have so many plates spinning that there’s no time to relax. It’s constant go, go, go.

Busy street scape. Cars are moving and their movement is blurred. Lots of colors. People are standing around the edges.

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What if there was a better way? What if you could better manage your time so that you had more time to do things only you can do?

Sounds like a dream, right? It’s not. It’s possible if you apply the time management tips I share in this post.

Effective Delegation: The Key to Growth as a Leader

Leaders often feel stretched to the breaking point. There’s so much to do but only one of you. You think of how it would be great to be Jamie Madrox.

That name may not mean much to you. You may even wonder who is Jamie Madrox. You’d not be alone.

Jamie Madrox is a well-known comic book character in the Marvel universe. He goes by the name Multiple Man.

Man in front of laptop. Holding his hands with palms up in a frustrated position

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His superpower? He can duplicate himself, essentially making copies, How cool would that be?

If leaders could do that, we wouldn’t need what we will discuss today. Since we’re not Multiple Man, we have to rely on the power of delegation to help us lead effectively.

What Is Delegation?

We only have so much time in the day. Our priorities are stretched to the max. And we don’t know how we’re going to get things done.

7 Time Management Strategies For Busy Leaders

You know the challenge. You question yourself every day whether or not you’re managing your time the best you can.

You’ve heard the gurus shout to eliminate anything that doesn’t make you more productive. You’ve tried cutting out the things that they say weigh you down or waste your time. But you still feel like you’re struggling to manage your time. 

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed with this task. Managing your time isn’t easy. It’s more of a science than anything. It’s one that you’ve got to tinker with and adjust.

My time management strategies won’t work for everyone. There’s no one size fits all solution. Yet, I feel they’re a good starting point for anyone looking to manage their time better.