Send Us a Message

ILM Recognised Provider

Corporate Coach Group is an ILM Recognised Provider of development training.

About the Institute of Leadership & Management

CPD Accredited Member

Corporate Coach Group has training modules which are CPD Accredited. Learn more here.

About CPD Provider

Wise Words

Wise Words are those Snappy Sayings and Clever Quotations that give you Wisdom-in-a-nutshell: such as this one from Albert Einstein

Wise Words and Quotes

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything..."
Keep reading...

Wise Words and Quotes

FREE Training Questionnaires

You need to develop your skills. But which skills? And by what method?

FREE Training Needs Analysis

Take a look at this list of free, informative and engaging questionnaires.
Go ahead - have a go...

FREE Training Questionnaires

FREE eBook Download

This short book will teach you some of the secrets of leadership, including communication, handling difficult people, planning and motivation.

FREE eBook Download

Receive your free ebook straight to your inbox, with our compliments.

FREE eBook Download

Time Management, Prioritisation and Planning

Book Online Now, or Call Us +44 020 3856 3008
Posted 07 February 2012 by Chris FarmerChris Farmer

Personal Development Courses

We offer both:
• Bespoke in-house training.
These can be tailored to your specific needs.
• Open training courses at locations near you.
You may find the following will help with the development of your time management skills training.

Time management, prioritisation and planning

Here is a good question for you:

Should you try to do it all?
Should you try to do it all........ for everyone?
Should you try to do it all........ for everyone............... keep everyone happy........... all the time?

Bear in mind that you only have a limited amount of energy, concentrating, endurance and enthusiasm.

So, if you do try and do everything, then you will go into overwhelm.

Many people complain that they are too busy: too stressed.

Let me ask you:

  1. Have they really got too much to do?
  2. Or are they doing too much?

The danger is that if you try to do it all for everyone and try keep everyone happy, all the time, then that is too much.

Under those conditions:

  • You will not be able to do anything very well
  • Mistakes creep in
  • There is not enough time even to think

Time management key concept

Working hard is not enough.

Time management key concept

There is enough time to do ONLY the most important things.

Tony Buzan said it like this
"The best results are achieved by using the right amount of effort in the right place at the right time. And this right amount is usually less than we think we need. In other words, the less unnecessary effort you put into learning, the more successful you'll be.

The key to faster learning is to use appropriate effort.
Greater effort can exacerbate faulty patterns of action.
Doing the wrong thing with more intensity does not improve the situation".

Time management key concept

Doing the wrong thing with more intensity does not improve the situation.
So learn to prioritize

Time management key concept

Prioritization is the act of ranking items in order of their value and practicality.
At each moment you should find the most is the most valuable use of your time, right now.

Prioritisation is the most important life and work skill
If you are not doing the most important thing with your time, then you are, relatively, wasting your own time!

Don't spend major time on minor issues
Don't spend major efforts on things that don't count
Since we only get each day once
And since time is money
Then, wasting time is not a good idea!

Time Management Training

Time Management Training

Most people feel they need help with time management. How can you get more done in the same amount of time? How can you stop other people wasting your time? If you want to know how, then click here to find out more about our time management training course.

Key concept

Never waste your time

So each evening take the following 6 steps:

  1. Think about the following day.
  2. Think about your goals and desires for the future.
  3. List the six most productive tasks that will contributed to the achievement of your goal
  • Not the most pleasurable tasks
  • Not the easiest tasks
  • But the most valuable; the most productive

4. When you have your list of six, then put them into the best order of practical action.

  • Which job can (and should) be done first
  • Which job can (and should) be done second etc.

5. When you have your list arranged then forget about work for the rest of the day and enjoy the evening's festivities.
6. But the next morning, take your list to work and get cracking!

Don't be easily swayed and taken off track

If new priorities come to your attention, then take them into account but by reference to your existing priority list.
Bend to circumstances but operate according to your plan.

Time management key concept

Bend to circumstances but don't be driven by them; operate according to your plan.
Operate according to your plan; not by the contingencies of the moment.

List of Key time management concepts

  • Working hard is not enough.
  • Doing the wrong thing with more intensity does not improve the situation.
  • Prioritization is the act of ranking items in order of their value and practicality.
  • There is enough time to do ONLY the most important things.
  • Never waste your time.
  • List the six most productive tasks that will contributed to the achievement of your goals.
  • Take your list to work and get cracking!
  • Bend to circumstances but don't be driven by them; operate according to your plan.

For more information about time management training visit the Corporate Coach Group website

FREE Training Needs Analysis

FREE Training Needs Analysis!

In order to get the best from your training, you need to discover your relative strengths and weaknesses. Take our FREE training needs analysis questionnaire now and get a report in less than five minutes!

If you think a friend might enjoy this, please share it with them:

Blog Email Subscription

Do you want to receive an email whenever we post a new blog? The blogs contain articles 5-10 minutes long - ideal for reading during your coffee break!
If you wish to sign up for this, please click here.

Improve yourself with Training Courses

Good training is important for your continued professional development. You may find this very popular course will help with the development of your time management skills training. Reserve your place today with Corporate Coach, a leading UK training provider.

Your Comments

Nobody has rated this blog yet... based on 4 reviews, 5 out of 5 stars.
Would you like to rate this blog?

X