How well do you manage your time? If you're like many people, your answer may not be completely positive!
Time is certainly one of our most precious resources as a manager and if we fail to manage it effectively it makes it so much harder to manage everything else.
Perhaps you feel overloaded, and you often have to work late to hit your deadlines. Or maybe your days seem to go from one crisis to another, and this is stressful and demoralising.
Many of us know that we could be managing our time more effectively; but it can be difficult to identify the mistakes that we're making, and to know how we could improve.
When we do manage our time well, however, we're exceptionally productive at work, and our stress levels drop. We can devote time to the interesting, high-reward projects that can make a real difference to a career. In short, we're happier.
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|By Geoff Roberts, 15 Apr 14 |
|I would like to get rid of the very idea of 'Time Management'.
We cannot manage time, just how we allocate our workload within the time available and there is an easy escape route when people can externalise the problem by calling it 'Time Management' rather than internalising it as 'Organising MYself Properly'.
I have as many hours available to me as Einstein, Newton etc - it is how I choose to spend them that makes the difference.
Managing energy is probably more important than managing time. It doesn’t matter how much time you have if your energy tank is empty.
Put more energy in than you take out or you’ll end up drained. Four areas of life require energy: mind, emotions, spirit, and body.
We all have to confront those energy vampires but how do you do it.
Here's a list of 16 energy drainers and more importantly 21 ways to re-energise yourself when the batteries gone flat.
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PDG is delighted to have worked with the Finance Skills Development NHS in developing a series of productivity tips for busy mangers coping with the demands of an ever changing NHS working environment.
Click the appropriate link to download your free copies of our top tips.
Making The Most of Your Time, Download here;
Increasing Productivity through Delegation, Download here;
Review time can be scary, especially for those who are unsure of where they stand. If you're not receiving regular feedback from your superiors, the performance review can come as a shock to the system.
You may have to face some difficult realities.
On the other hand, you may find that you're indeed the rock star you hoped to be.
Whatever the outcome, it always helps to conduct some physical and mental preparation ahead of time.
Our latest blog shares with you five tips to make it easier.
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All great leaders have tough conversations; career success demands them. The more impact you have the tougher the conversations become.
The path to career advancement begins with technical skill and then moves to social/relational skills. The third step in advancement is developing managerial skill. The pinnacle is toughness skills.
A powerful powerful secret for tough conversations.
Successful leaders have learned the secret of having tough conversations while maintaining positive, productive relationship.
Here are 5 proven solutions that are guaranteed to help when you next have to undertake your next difficult conversation.
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Leadership is an art and a skill. It's something we have had the privilege of observing in many leaders either from the sports-field or the boardroom for over 20 years.
After a while you start to see some common traits that most certainly earn the trust and respect of those around them.
This article shares with you 6 Leadership Skills that will most certainly help build respect from those you lead.
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PDG are delighted to announce and invite you join us at a FREE and Unique Business Event that we think you really wouldn't want to miss.
How do you build a workplace that gets recognised by The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For Award?
Attract, Discover & Engage Superstar Employees! will show you how!
Originally scheduled for the end of last year it is part of a series of workshops by PDG designed to help your business bring the best out its most important resource, Its people!
Our special guest speaker, Lynda Wilebore, HR Director Teva UK Limited, twice winners of the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For Award, will share with you how TEVA have built their award winning employee culture.
''Our employees can do, will do approach has helped shape the incredibly strong position that TevaUK' finds itself in today'' - Linda Wilebore.
Get yourself along to this FREE and Unique Event and pick up some great ideas that we guarantee will make a significant difference to your business.
Book Now, places are limited Woodlands Hotel, Leeds, Tuesday 14th May 8am-10.30am
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I hope you will be able to join us.
Introducing a Free workshop that you really shouldn't miss.
How to Motivate Your Team During Uncertain Times is a new workshop designed to give you answers to one of today's biggest leadership challenges.
How do you get my people to respond positively to organisational change and how do I lead them through it without them kicking and screaming?
Based on some of the cutting edge work we have been doing with our clients over the last couple of years we will be sharing with you some of the techniques and principles that have got rave reviews;
'Absolutely brilliant. In the 15 years of my career the best programme I have been on and one I can apply in my work place and life to make a real difference.'
'The tips and tools here are the harbour to return to when the sea get rough, before setting ‘sail’ into the storm once more.’
Get yourself along to this FREE workshop and pick up some great ideas that will make a significant difference to your Leadership approach and the results you get.
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When you read the comments about their reasons for leaving take a look at the emotions expressed—disappointment, frustration, anger, disillusionment, dismay, resentment, betrayal, to name the most common. There were many positive comments and emotions, as well, but the negative ones were somehow more poignant, powerful, and instructive. Perhaps very few of the “reasons” for staff turnover were based on reasoned thinking; they were mostly rooted in strong feelings such as those highlighted.
When you analyse the reasons for leaving and group them into categories or themes, peeling layers off the onion in search of root causes, you’ll find some common denominators. Employees begin to disengage and think about leaving their employers when at least one of four fundamental human needs is not being met.
Click here to download the top 10 reasons why employers drive away their employees and what you can do about it.
I'm sure you will find it a fascinating read.