Maximizing your Performance *Time management tips *Identifying energy drains *Goal driven performance *Creating accountability measures
Time management tips • 1. Evaluate your current allocation of time • 2. Categorize your job duties • 3. Set goals for each category • 4. Make planning a priority • 5. Evaluate your time management regularly
Time management quotes • Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.Carl Sandburg • It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?Henry David Thoreau
Evaluate your current allocation of time • 1. Track your day and make notes regularly • 2. If you are losing time, note that activity • 3. What time of day are you the most productive? • 4. When are you least productive? • 5. Summarize your day and make notes on the positive and negative points.
Categorize your job duties • 1. Break your job duties out in categories • 2. Sort those items that don’t fit any category • 3. Delegate those odd items • 4. Determine how much time is spent on each category. • 5. Break down your job duties and prioritize each.
Delegation Circle • How productive are you each day? • How productive are your workers? • How can we get more done with what we have? • Invest in making your workers more productive • Set the pace, motivate them through competition and praise performance.
Set goals for each category • 1. Set SMART goals • 2. Specific • 3. Measurable • 4. Achievable • 5. Realistic • 6. Time sensitive
Goal quotes to live by • "Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life." - Harvey Mackay • "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." - Vincent van Gogh
Identify Energy Drains • 1. Identify those things that bog you down • 2. What is taking you out of focus • 3. Internet, phone, fellow employees • 4. Organize your work in time blocks • 5. Set times for follow up, to avoid interruptions.
Goal Driven Performance • 1. Keys to goal setting • 2. Count everything • 3. Be accountable to someone • 4. Keep looking for ways to improve performance • 5. Don’t let negative thoughts control you
Creating accountability measures • 1. Agree on goals with your supervisor • 2. Follow up on progress regularly • 3. Make sure you are keeping others accountable • 4. Don’t be accountable for someone else • 5. Don’t give up
Accountability quotes • ~ The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch. ~ Michael Armstrong • "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go." • - William Feather