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Time Management

We cannot manage time; we can only manage ourselves. This course will provide insights and tools on how to improve the learners return on investment with respect to time utilisation which will improve both the productivity as well as well as the general quality of life of the learners.

Lesson Information

Lesson 1

Introduction to Time Management

To explain the benefits and principles of Time Management.

  • Why is Time Management Important?
  • Do you invest in your time or do you spend your time?
  • Fourth Generation Time Management

Lesson 2

The Quadrant 2 Matrix

To introduce Covey’s Quadrant 2 Time Management Theory and to provide an overview of quadrant 1 and 3 activities and principles

  • Quadrant II Time Management
  • Quadrant 1 – Urgent and Important Activities
  • Quadrant 3 – Urgent but not important

Lesson 3

Quadrant 2 Matrix Continued

To Introduce Quadrant 4 and Quadrant 2 activities and principles and to provide learners with the requirements for the activity log exercise.

  • Quadrant 4 – Not Important and Not Urgent
  • Quadrant 2 – Important and Not Urgent
  • Activity Log Exercise

Lesson 4

Manage yourself not time

It’s not about time management, it’s about attention management. To explain the process of making time for change and the importance of self-awareness and self-regulation around this change. We explore some ideas around procrastination and how to deal with this common time waster.

  • Create the space for change
  • Self Awareness and Time Management
  • Procrastination – I will get it done tomorrow.

Lesson 5

Common Time Wasters 1

To identify common time wasters (inability to set boundaries, insignificant interruptions) and to provide tools on how to address these.

  • Inability to set boundaries (Learn to say No)
  • Insignificant Interruptions
  • Tool: Create an Interruption Log

Lesson 6

Common Time Wasters 2

To explain how the need to do everything, meetings and emails can be common time wasters and to provide tools on how to manage these efficiently and effectively.

  • The Need to Do Everything Yourself
  • Meetings
  • Emails

Lesson 7

Common Time Wasters 3

To explain how clutter and multi-tasking can affect our productivity and to explain the 4 D’s of Time Management

  • Remove the Clutter
  • Multi-tasking
  • The 4 Ds of Time Management

Lesson 8

Begin with the End in Mind

To explain the importance of Personal Vision and Values in managing how we spend our time and the importance of identifying roles and values in terms of creating priorities.

  • Personal Vision
  • Roles and Values
  • Identifying Roles and Values

Lesson 9

The Balanced Life

To explain the importance of having a work life balance, and to provide guidelines on setting goals, prioritising and planning.

  • Work Life Balance – Sharpen the Saw
  • Goals and The Balance Wheel
  • Prioritizing and Planning

Lesson 10

Taking Action

To explain the importance of making gestures and how to energise oneself through change by succeeding at a task. The WOOP tool is introduced as a for of energising one through change.

  • Making Gestures – The Small Things Matter
  • The Power of Daily Visualisation – WOOP Model
  • Review and adapt

Expert Presenter

Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson is a CA(SA) by profession who has spent the past decade as a Facilitator and Coach specialising in personal growth specifically in the domain of EQ and Personal Mastery.

Colin has always enjoyed working with people which started whilst at Wits where he had private tutorials running for accountancy. These quickly grew in popularity as people enjoyed his easy going engaging style of facilitating. Whilst still a CA, he co-hosted for a number of years on the very popular show, Grounded, as nature and landscaping have always been a great love of his.

However his true calling is in Facilitating personal development and self-mastery workshops which he has designed and fine-tuned over the past 10 years in corporate SA.