Time Mastery; How Temporal Intelligence Will Make You a Stronger, More Effective Leader

John K Clemens & Scott Dalrymple



To be most effective, leaders must move beyond time management to time mastery. Time managers are reliant on clocks and calendars; time masters develop an intuitive sense of timing. Time managers see time as a fixed, rigid constant; time masters view it as relative and malleable. Time masters have what John Clemens and Scott Dalrymple call the critical skill of "temporal intelligence."

Based on more than four years of research, Time Mastery includes dozens of examples of leaders whose temporal intelligence has helped them achieve business breakthroughs at organizations such as GE, 3M, Staples, and Dell. Readers will learn to develop six time-mastery behaviors, including how to: treat time as a continuous "flow" of peak experience * set the rhythm of their organization * look beyond the moment and encourage long-term, strategic thinking * and use time as an energizing principle that drives improvement. With intriguing examples from sports, science, history, and the performing arts, as well as business, Time Mastery takes a fascinating, in-depth look at a surprising new leadership skill.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Priority Management: Emphasizing the importance of identifying and prioritizing tasks to maximize productivity and achieve goals effectively.

  2. Strategic Planning: Encouraging leaders to allocate time for strategic planning, goal setting, and long-term vision rather than solely focusing on immediate tasks.

  3. Time Blocking: Exploring the concept of time blocking to dedicate specific periods for focused work, minimizing distractions, and enhancing concentration.

  4. Delegation and Empowerment: Understanding the value of delegating tasks and empowering team members to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

  5. Decision-Making Efficiency: Streamlining decision-making processes to avoid procrastination and enhance overall productivity.

  6. Effective Communication: Highlighting the significance of concise and clear communication to save time and prevent misunderstandings.

  7. Stress Management: Providing strategies to manage stress and avoid burnout while effectively managing time and workload.

  8. Adaptability and Flexibility: Understanding the importance of being adaptable and flexible in managing time to respond to unforeseen challenges.

  9. Technology Management: Using technology efficiently, including tools and applications, to organize tasks, schedules, and communications.

  10. Continuous Improvement: Encouraging ongoing self-assessment and refinement of time management strategies to optimize personal and professional efficiency.

Language English
ISBN-10 0814408494
ISBN-13 9780814408490
No of pages 210
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Amacom
Published Date 01 Jun 2005

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