From our school teachers to world-renowned successful people, everybody has always emphasized the importance of time management as a skill. But how important is it in a position of leadership? Business leaders are expected to lead by example, practice what they preach, and act as mentors to those working below them in an organizational hierarchy. Therefore, if the leader is good at managing their time, the team is likely to follow and, soon after, the positive results.
Effective time management can prove highly profitable for a business in a variety of different ways. President of KBNJ Consulting, Inc, Thomas Jakobek, stands by the importance of time management not only in your everyday life but also in a business leadership position. Here is all you need to know about it. Contrary to popular belief, effective time management is not just about completing your tasks within deadlines and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Effective time management means making the best possible use of the available time and generating substantial results. It is not just about using time; it is about using it efficiently.
As a business leader, you are in a social position and are in charge of all the social activity that goes around in the business. Every decision that you make must be in the interests of all parties involved. This can be a daunting challenge. However, you can go about the decision-making process in simple ways that almost always ensure a positive outcome.
Self-evaluation based on a group of strategic questions is a recommended method for successful business leadership. These strategic questions enable you to be organized and prepared for any planned or unplanned events that might occur. Thus, reducing the amount of time wasted.
One example of such questions is asking yourself, “Can I make this quality time?”. This question helps you evaluate whether the activity will generate distractions from your goal, help you become more focused, and produce tangible results from the use of your time or not.
Things like the importance, scope, magnitude, direction, quantity, extent, element, property, aspect, position, or attribute classify as social dimensions of social activity. Another way to go about effective time management in leadership is by using social dimensions to make decisions. We know that time is always related to a location in space.
Therefore, dimensional characteristics can be used to provide greater depth into the use of your time. You can establish where-when, who-what and why-how relationships to approach your dimensional questions holistically.
Time management in business leadership is essentially a measure of how you can best incorporate the “physics” of space-time and create a time management program that can be followed by the rest of your organization and generate profitable results for your business.
Leaders must know how to manage their time and how to value the time of their people as well. Successful entrepreneurs like Tom Jakobek are staunch advocates of effective time management. People like him are living, breathing examples of how far time management can take you.