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  • Writer's pictureErik Thorén

🕒 Mastering Time Management: A Personal Leadership Journey

As someone deeply entrenched in the art of leadership, both in guiding sales teams and training future leaders, I've realized that effective time management is not just a skill, it's a leadership ethos.

Early in my career, I faced the classic challenge: too much to do and not enough time. Meetings, planning, coaching - the list seemed endless. This is where my journey with time management began. It wasn't just about managing schedules; it was about managing priorities, focus, and ultimately, managing myself.

🔑 Key Learnings:

  1. Prioritization is Essential: Understanding what truly matters - differentiating between urgent and important tasks - became my guiding principle.

  2. Delegation is Strength: Learning to delegate effectively wasn't just about freeing up my time; it was about empowering my team, fostering trust, and focusing on strategic leadership tasks.

  3. Reflection Leads to Improvement: Regularly reflecting on how I spend my time has been pivotal. It’s a continuous process of learning and adapting, ensuring that my time aligns with my leadership goals.

Leadership and Time Management: Effective time management has been a cornerstone of my leadership style. It’s about leading by example - showing that respect for time translates to respect for people and their efforts. It's also about creating a culture where everyone values and manages their time efficiently, driving collective success.

A Call to Share Your Stories: I’d love to hear from other leaders and professionals. How has time management played a role in your leadership journey? What strategies have you found most effective?

Let's share, learn, and grow together as we navigate the challenging yet rewarding path of leadership.

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