Does Your Organization Need Better People Leader Time Management?
Have you ever gone through the popular new manager training exercise of logging how you actually spend your time day each day as a people leader? This is often the first step in learning how to better manage your time and be a more effective leader. Often, the self-audit reveals a significant gap between where you need to spend your time and how you actually spend your time.
Not surprisingly, administrative tasks, ineffective meetings, and procrastination typically suck up more time than they should. The good news is that there is often a wonderful opportunity to adjust and create more time to lead, manage, and coach your team to higher performance.
With people leaders typically being “the busiest” of us all and needing to be a player-coach at work, the general rule of thumb is pretty simple — only do what no one else can do. Everything else should be delegated.
4 Tips for Better People Leader Time Management
We believe that the fundamental purpose of a people leader is to create the work environment for their people to perform at their peak. Based upon data from our leadership simulation assessments, ask yourself how much time do you make during the week to dedicate to these areas?
The Bottom Line
People leaders have both enormous responsibility and enormous influence. They have the greatest impact on the overall health of the organization. Their time should be spent primarily in the above four areas.
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