|Hundred Tips for a Better Management (Aga Khan Foundation, 1993, 70 p.)|
|Managing your time|
Most people tend to spend too much time thinking about work and too little doing it, or the other way around, too much time doing it and not enough planning it.
R. Black, one of the most respected authorities on management, has identified a common denominator for all successful people. They strike a balance between the two. They don't spend too much time on planning or on doing.
If you spend too much time thinking/planning, then keep adding the word THEREFORE to your plans. This will force you to take action: the contract hasn't been signed, THEREFORE, I will find out why first thing tomorrow morning.
If you spend too much time doing, keep asking yourself WHY you are expending all this effort, what is the benefit, is it worth it? Why have I scheduled three meetings tomorrow? What will we accomplish? Are they all necessary?
If you "don't have time" to get everything done, try this.