How To Not Lose Control

I don’t know about you but before I knew it, summer seemed to pass me by. One activity after the next popped up and took valuable time away from my personal and family time.

Sure, there were important events like the funeral of a great man from our church, a Five Iron Frenzy concert (thanks to them, my wife and I met), and other family activities. However, there were more than their fair share of interruptions and distractions.

I eventually felt like I was losing control. That I wasn’t able to do what I wanted to do.

You’ve been there too, right? Tell me I’m not alone!

You can regain control!

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Reflecting back on this summer I realize I need to get better at time management and getting my stuff together. If I don’t get better control over my time, my life will continue to be controlled by outside circumstances.

9 Time Management Tips For Young Leaders

In today’s fast-paced world, time management has never been more challenging. Technology has made it easy for us to stay connected, and we live our life with a constant flow of information.

The downside is that this same technology has made everything urgent, and has forced leaders to learn how to use their time more effectively in order to meet these daily challenges.

Manage your time, gain more time

Today’s most successful leaders have learned how to increase their effectiveness by managing their time effectively. These leaders have learned to focus on what is most important.

These nine tips will help you focus on what is most important and increase your leadership effectiveness:

Have A Plan – Effective leaders always have a plan. They know what they want to accomplish annually, quarterly, and daily. They know their most important next actions, and complete them before they are interrupted by other things.

How To Improve Your Time Management Skills

You and I, we’ve only got so many hours in the day. 24 hours to be exact. Sometimes those hours seem like an eternity. Other times they seem to pass by all too quickly.

The good news is you can take control of your time. You can learn to manage your time better. So that’s what we’re going to look at today.

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Time management is a struggle many leaders face today. They know they have the same amount of time as everyone else but sometimes it feels like others have more time than they do.

When you’re feeling like this, what do you do? How do you get back into the groove and manage your time effectively?

I’ve found 4 tips to improve your time management skills. Let’s go through each tip.

7 Unconventional Ways To Step Up Your Game And Lead

I don’t know about you but one of the things I love to learn about is unconventional leadership styles. Most of the unconventional styles you see come from leaders who are stepping up their game and taking chances. Are you going to be one of them?

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1. Be Flexible: Chris Guillebeau has been one of the most unconventional leaders I’ve seen. He took up the task of traveling to every country in the world by a certain date. There were destinations were Chris had to be flexible and change his plans. It didn’t ruin his trip, just made it different.

Are there areas of leadership you need to be more flexible in? See the need to be flexible as more of a game. Make it fun and flexibility becomes enjoyable.

The Trouble With Just A Minute

Everyone’s always asking for just a minute of our time. It seems like no big deal. After all, it’s just a minute of your time.

The truth is: When you give someone a minute of your time, it’s more than just a minute.

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But that doesn’t sound right, you say. You’re only giving a minute.

Not true. When you give a minute of your time, you’re destroying momentum that has to be made up.

Think back to a time you’ve taken a road trip.

You’re driving along when you or one of your kids have to use the bathroom. Knowing what will happen if you don’t stop to use the restroom, you decide to take the next exit and find a restroom. It should only take a minute to relieve yourself.