Trending: Adaptive Leadership in Times of Crisis  |  Teacher Insights: 'Lab in a box' projects for home learning  |  Policy Indications: A global collaboration to move AI principles to practice  |  Science Innovations: Translating lost languages using machine learning  |  Science Innovations: Scientists develop ‘mini-brains’ to help robots recognise pain & to self-repair  |  Health Monitor: Ayurvedic Postnatal Care  |  Parent Interventions: Online learning ergonomics: Keep your child engaged and strain-free  |  Parent Interventions: Cow’s milk protein intolerance risk factors   |  Parent Interventions: Safe sports for kids during Covid-19  |  Parent Interventions: E-modules increase provider knowledge related to adverse childhood experiences  |  Technology Inceptions: ICMR validates ‘COVIRAP' by IIT Kharagpur   |  National Edu News: India progressing rapidly towards the goal of indigenously made Supercomputers  |  Best Practices: “Aditi Urja Sanch” Unit at CSIR-NCL, Pune  |  Reflections: What Really Matters  |  Teacher Insights: New Harvard Online course course prepares professionals for a data-driven world  |  
June 13, 2018 Wednesday 02:45:20 PM IST

Leaders, Manage Your Time Wisely!

Leadership Instincts

As a leader, it is always a challenge to manage the time efficiently. You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details. Here are some tips that can be used to keep track of the time and to prioritise the things to be done.

*There is always time: You never “run out of time.” If you didn’t finish something by the time it was due, it’s because you didn’t consider it urgent or enjoyable enough to prioritize ahead of whatever else you were doing.

*Days always fill up faster than you’d expect: Build in some buffer time. Avoid over-scheduling by refraining from getting too precise with plans.

*You get more done when you’re in the zone: Some days you’ll be off your game, and other times you’ll be able to maintain your focus for 12 hours straight. Take advantage of those days.


*You should pursue activities that benefit both your professional and personal lives: Align your professional and personal goals for maximum efficiency.

*There’s a difference between pushing yourself and burning out: Hard work sometimes entails stretches of little sleep and relentless productivity. But even if you’re incredibly driven, you need to make time for relaxation or else your exhaustion will catch up to you and make you less productive than you otherwise would be.

*Multitasking kills your focus: Studies have found the brain expends energy as it re-adjusts its focus from one item to the next. If you’re spending your day multitasking, you’re exhausting your brain.

*Distractions can be controlled: Be realistic in accepting the time killing unimportant habits.


*Accomplishing something small is the best way to get working.

*Being a perfectionist can be a major crutch for day-to-day activities.

*More work hours don’t always result in more productivity.

(Indebted to various sources)



What are your tricks for efficient time management?