Nov 212014

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Most Executives in today’s corporate world are not very good at time management. It seems so odd that these same Executive Managers can manage people, budgets, and big corporate companies but when it comes to their own time, they are not very good at it. A Personal Executive Coach can teach you how to manage your time more effectively.

As any Personal Executive Coach will tell you, time is one the most precious resources you have. This is because it is a limited resource. Once time has passed, it will not come back. This is why it is so important to use time well.

A Coach will be able to help you by creating a pro-active plan for using your time more effectively. There is an old saying within the corporate business world – ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. This is true when it comes to time management. A Personal Coach can show you how to decide which of your day-to-day tasks are more important and then how to prioritize those tasks.

Delegation of work is something that, surprisingly, most Executives actually try to avoid doing. Ask any Personal Coach – they will tell you that it is an utter waste of time to attempt to do everything on your own. A good Coach will explain how you should decide which work to delegated to other staff members and employees and which tasks you should complete on your own time.

I regularly caution my clients to mindful of the fact that not all time management programs are ideal for everyone. Each individual Executive responds in a different way to different types of plans. This is why all Executives can benefit fro working with a qualified Personal Executive Coach to set up their own ideal time management plan.

Another thing to keep in mind is that it is not often a good idea to utilize the same time management strategies for small projects that are appropriate for larger ones. Shortcomings that can be ignored in a smaller project may be critical faults in a larger project and can therefore not be ignored.

For this reason, it is very important to use different time strategies for different projects. Long-term objectives cannot be ignored just because you have an immediate task to be finished. Your Personal Executive Coach will be able to show you how you can actually factor in time within your time management strategy for achieving your long-term objectives as well.

One major factor that nearly all Personal Executive Coaches will tell you to look out for is the impact that other individuals have on your personal time management plan. Even if you are planning to attend a departmental meeting for only a few minutes, for instance, you might come out of meeting two hours later. This ‘stolen time’ will have an adverse effect on the rest of your time management plan for the day and perhaps even for the rest of your week. A Personal Executive Coach can show you how to be able to effectively manage your time to be able to take into consideration, individual ‘time thieves’ that you may encounter on a daily basis.

If you feel that you are not able to manage your time effectively then it is a better idea to obtain executive coaching services from a professional Personal Coach.

© Dr. Earl R. Smith II

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