Time Management

How do you manage your time?

December 31, 2014

Only 9% of leaders say they’re satisfied with the way they spend time, according to a 2013 survey by ­McKinsey & Co. As for the rest of the executives polled—the ones who were less than satisfied—they fell into four time-management categories.

Now is the time to get organized

December 22, 2014
With the holidays upon us, it’s time to tie up loose ends and get ready for the new year. Here’s how.

Run meetings the right way

December 18, 2014
You can waste many hours of precious time if you don’t run a tight business meeting. Here are five ways to do it right.

3 tips to pave the way for inspiration

November 13, 2014

In theory, strategic planning sounds great: You gather top thinkers in a room and brainstorm. But for Jim Estill, former CEO of Synnex Canada and now a partner in a venture capital firm, strategic thinking requires inspiration. He finds that it doesn’t happen on demand, so he lays the groundwork and stays attuned to insights that can arise at any time.

Prioritize with ‘top three’ list

November 11, 2014

Prioritizing your workday is easy when your job consists of a small handful of tasks. But for most of us, dozens of pressing issues jockey for our attention. Step back and assess what matters most. Treat your time as a finite resource and allocate every hour wisely.

What should be on your to-do list?

October 6, 2014
Just one item, says author Greg McKeown on LinkedIn.

Rejiggering a 110-hour workweek

August 21, 2014
Pressed to the limits by his workload, Stephen Shapiro analyzed all the activities on his plate and found only a small percentage of them truly mattered. Within two weeks, he had re­­duced his weekly work hours from 110 to 20. What can be learned from this speaker and consultant’s example?

Stay on track during your workday

August 7, 2014

Time doesn’t organize itself. That’s your job. To squeeze the most out of every minute, scrutinize your workday. Follow these guidelines.

Balance your time better

July 18, 2014
Fewer than 10% of executive leaders are pleased with how they spend their time. The rest fall down in four ways.

A billionaire without a computer

January 14, 2014
An entrepreneur worth about $4 billion, John Paul DeJoria runs his business em­pire without a computer. The co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems fears that a computer would stymie his productivity because he’d always be buried in emails.