I just read a CNN article about Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. She leaves work every day at 5:30 so she can be home with her children by 6:00 PM to have dinner. She does admit to reading her work email after her children are in bed.
When I was CEO I left work each day at 5:30 to get home in time to walk my dogs – Annie and Jake. Also, I didn’t work weekends.
Are you consistently working overtime – more than a 40 to 45 hour week? If you’re not, then these tips may not be of… Continue reading
When I’m engaged in something I love to do or I’m completely focused on a task at hand, time seems to slip away at the speed of sound. As I grow older, days, weeks and months seem to go very fast.
Whenever I’m waiting for something to happen, a call back from a potential client, the bus to take me home or, when I was little, Santa to come – time seems to stand still.
Time is one of the few things in life that we can’t have a “do over”. Theoretically you spend your time according… Continue reading
3. Deadlines. Be the first to offer a deadline and always add extra time to it. This may be familiar to many of you – under promise and over deliver. This will give you more time to get things done and also allow you to be a star – by always delivering what you promise on time – or perhaps early.
In promising when you’re going to complete something, whether it is for yourself or for others, get real… Continue reading
1. Be completely present at every meeting – one on one and in a group. Any time I attend a meeting or speak to someone individually I make it a point to be completely present at the meeting or with the person. This means that I turn off my cell phone, don’t check email, don’t look at my watch and put away all distractions. I give the person and meeting my full and… Continue reading