Category: Time Management

The photograph you are looking at is the 1944 desk diary used by ElizabethNorman to record her daily “to do” lists. Elizabeth worked in the “Future Operations Planning” department of Churchill’s War Rooms from 1942 to 1944. The entry we are looking at is from “D-Day” – 6th June 1944 – the Allies were invading
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There’s an important difference between urgency and impact: Urgency – I need to work more clinical hours so that we can see patients before Xmas;Impact – I need to recruit more clinicians so that we can see more patients in less waiting time. Urgency – our practice manager will have to spend the day on
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There’s a risk in confessing to an audience “I worry sometimes that, when I talk about marketing, I sound like a scratched record”. The risk, of course, being that a certain demographic of listeners won’t understand what I’m on about. For those of us old enough, the idiom relates to what happens when the stylus
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It has been said that there is no such thing as time management (we all have 24 hours a day) and, therefore, there is only priority management. If we work too many hours and don’t get to see our family, it’s because we have prioritised work first. If we never get to the end of
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A lightbulb moment yesterday, whilst in conversation with my business coach, Rachel Turner (by the way, you know you are getting your money’s worth from your business coach when that happens). You see, I have a couple of projects on at the moment that can have a huge impact on my future business BUT I’m
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There is something very therapeutic about having a good clear-out. Over the weekend, we vacated the ground floor (lounge and dining room with connecting french windows) in preparation for Phil The Decorator, who will be arriving at 08:00 this morning. It’s effectively going to be a lick of paint, as you might say. There will
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I’ve been thinking recently about and observing how teams collaborate. You’ve heard me say many times that “all problems exist in the absence of a good conversation”. In a dental team, that conversation is now more often digital than face to face. Is that a benefit or a curse? That choice is yours. However, based
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Today I’ll be in splendid isolation in The Barrow Bunker. No client calls, no meetings, no interruptions. My mission by the end of the day is to have completed the allocation of time for my 2019 calendar. In order of importance they are: 172 Free Days – 12 weeks of vacation, plus weekends and Bank
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I want to take you back to September 1970. I’m a few days away from my 17th birthday. It’s my first day at my very first full-time paid employment, joining The Friends Provident & Century Insurance Group at their offices in St Peter’s Square, Manchester. As part of our induction process by assistant manager Mr.
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