“How are you doing?”
“I’m super busy. It seems like there are not enough hours in the day.”
How many times have you had this kind of conversation over the past week, month, or year? Here’s the myth: it’s simply not true that you don’t have enough time.
According to Marketwatch, we spent on average 9 hours and 32 minutes interacting with media in 2014. In 2018, we spent 11 hours per day interacting with media.
Click. Read. Watch. Repeat.
There is a constant flow of things that are vying for our attention. They range from the obvious to an email that is sent, a meeting we are invited to, or a project you are asked to join.
We see this in the current political climate too. Prime Minister Trudeau is trying to get us to stop paying attention to the SNC Lavelin political crisis and pay attention instead to the new budget. Andrew Scheer, on the other hand, is trying to keep our focus on the SNC Lavilin crisis.
What is our fundamental challenge as leaders? We need to pay attention to the important issues and ensure our team is doing the same.
Manage your attention and your time be naturally be well-managed. Keep busy with the right things and you’ll be effective and have enough time.
That’s the most significant piece of leadership advice I can offer.
Along the road with you!
P.S. Looking for ways to help your team manage their attention and time? Our half- and full-day workshops cover topics such as “Time, Priority & Workflow Management”. Reach out to Jason Parks, VP of Business Development to start the conversation at 1-877-256-2569 ext 600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.P.S. Welcome to Jan Kincaid, one of our new Certified Career and Leadership Caoches. Jan has been at the executive level for several years overseeing the various disciplines of HR. Learn more about Jan and the rest of our coaching team.