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TAG: time management

Profit Power: What kind of busy are you?

April 15, 2015By

Have you noticed how busy people are these days? People were busy last year, and now they are even busier today. But busy is not always good. There are many different kinds of “busy.” Just like the Eskimos have many different definitions for “snow,” we need to differentiate between the different kinds of busy. Here is a list of “busy”—first the... read more

High Performance: The Post-it note organizational system

September 8, 2014By

As a junior in college I applied for an internship in IBM’s marketing department. Unfortunately, I wasn’t selected for the internship, but I was a finalist and had the opportunity to interview in person with its local marketing manager. The interview was held in the manager’s office. Walking into his office, the first thing that caught my attention was a... read more

Profit Power: When to lead and when to manage

June 16, 2014By

Owners who are active in the business have two roles: As leaders, answering the questions “why and who;” and As managers, answering the “what and how” questions. Are you spending enough of your time in the right role? During a conversation this week with one of my Leader’s Edge peer groups, a member raised the issue of being distracted by... read more

Profit Power: 5 time-management tips for spring

May 19, 2014By

It’s almost impossible to keep all the balls in the air in the spring. Use these five time-management tips to get more done in less time. 1. Come with two answers. Teach your direct reports and all employees to answer their own questions. When they want to ask you a question, tell them they first must offer you two alternative... read more

February 2014 Web Extra: Six minutes of time [excerpt from ‘The E-Myth Landscape Contractor’]

February 11, 2014By

Let’s explore the financial impact of wasted time. We will start with a simple question. Is it possible that in your company, your employees waste as much as six minutes of time per day? Is it possible? Right now, I want you to ask yourself this very question. I have asked this question of seminar attendees more than 200 times.... read more

October 2012 Web Extra: Time management system resources

September 27, 2012By

In “How to better manage your time” from Landscape Management’s October 2012 Business Planner, Green Industry consultant Phil Harwood shares his secret for staying organized: the time management system outlined in the book, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen. Here are a few resources you can use to help you get started: Time Management System... read more