This guide will not help you find more time. Time is a finite resource, and we can't make a day last 26 hours, however hard we try. What you can do is adjust how you think about, use, and allot your time. This guide works in conjuction with our time managememt training to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses in using your time effectively. You will be encouraged to reconsider some traditional ways of organizing your time and responsibilities. The goal is to use appropriate tools to manage details so that your efforts can be put to higher purpose.
You need a system that can capture 3 things:
But mostly, you need to manage your ability to focus.
A few known issues to keep in mind...
We add a fifth D: Differentiate ("Big Picture" or a detail?)
Some categories of information you might track: