Category: Time Management

Whilst appreciating that there will be some who have worked during the Christmas and New Year period, many like me will be back to their routines this morning for the first time after an 11-day break. I’ve not been idle and, in fact, was seized by the desire to have a very early Spring Clean
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Monday morning and for many of us the last full working week of the year. Over the last month, in almost all of the weekly tracker reports I have received from Practice Managers, Marketing Managers and TCOs, I read that they are up to the eyeballs in work, attempting to get everything done before the
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Great clients bring out the best in themselves. Let me share with you an example from yesterday. I met with Neil Harris at HRS Dental Care for a “Q4” review of what has been an exceptional year of development. Having looked at this year’s performance, we then moved to 2019 and I was prompted to
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I broke my own rules over the weekend and decided to work Saturday until such time as I had reached email inbox zero. The perfect imperfectionist is allowed to do that – aiming to be on target with calendar management 80% of the time – not beating themselves up when the plan fails 20% of
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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
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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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