Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Your Route to the Top - Coping with Overload

Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Your Route to the Top - Coping with Overload

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Focus. Successful people are rarely frantic, and frantic people are rarely successful. Take a close look at your schedule and clear out the clutter.

Make your time your own. Is your diary driving you? Take control and be as careful with commitments as you are considerate of other people's time.

Let go. Trying to achieve everything is admirable, but impossible. Realise that an active imagination will generate more proposals than there is time to get done.

Have a single point of reference. A master to-do list will triumph over an abundance of sticky notes, text reminders and diary scribbles.

Prioritise. What's critical in the next hours, days or weeks? Choose your priorities and fix a later time for less urgent things.

Ditch your dependants. Are there people in your team who rely on your time? Support them in solving their problems alone. They will feel more confident; you'll find more room to breathe. …

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