Managers must manage their time effectively and ensure they incorporate these values and habits into their teams. — It’s no secret that transitioning into management roles not only brings new people in charge but also new responsibilities and, in most cases, more tasks that can lead to challenging experiences from day 1.
In this weekly pill, I want to share 4 actionable tips that will help you manage your time more effectively, plus some tools to facilitate the process.
❌ 1. Block out distractions
Turn off your notifications at your peak productivity! For this, I have been using freedom.to to block distractions any time I need.
I suggest you set blocks of time to check your email and notifications every couple of hours instead of checking them every 10 minutes.
✅ 2. Prioritize wisely
Prioritization is key to successful time management — Have you heard about the Eisenhower Matrix?
It helps you decide on and prioritize tasks by urgency and importance, sorting out less urgent and important tasks which you should either delegate or not do at all.
This week I shared on Linkedin a deep explanation about how this matrix works and how you can adapt it to your current role. Take a look here! 👀
⏱ 3. Track your time
How are you investing time in each activity? Are you spending a long time on tasks that don’t have positive returns?
Tracking time is very effective for gauging how much time is spent on different activities during the day.
super-productivity.com is a great tool to plan and track your time! — The great thing is that you can also connect it with Jira, GitLab, and GitHub and get important updates on any of your Jira tickets.
🤝 4. Delegate
Delegating tasks means making the best use of time and skills. It also allows your team members to grow and learn new things. It’s a win-win for you, your team, and your company!
Actually, on February 16th, Jose Rausell, CTO at Citibox, will come to run an exclusive masterclass about effective delegation for our Community PRO members.
Taking advantage of the fact that you are reading this weekly pill, I’d like to invite you to join this masterclass and learn about delegation superpowers for effective leaders. RSVP here! 👈
I hope these tips help you and your team boost your time management skills, and thus, peak high-performance!
See you next Friday!
🎥 Focus in a world of distractions
A couple of months ago, 3 amazing coaches came to Lidr to share their insights and strategies regarding focus and energy optimization throughout a very practical session.
🔗 Watch the replay here • 60 min.
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