Time and Priority Management Training
Time Management success is about managing where we put our attention. When your team learns to focus on important work they’ll enjoy greater work-life balance.
Bruce Mayhew Consulting uses real examples to help participants experience new business skills first-hand. We also believe your team can have fun and be motivated while we deliver customized learning experiences.
Today’s complex workspaces mean work-life balance is an important part of any relevant time management skills training. We know employees are more productive, creative and loyal when they learn how to focus their attention on their important work.
We believe training can be fun and motivating while also being informative.
Learn best practices from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® by Stephen R. Covey as well as authors Michael Bungay Stanier, David Allen, Timothy Ferriss and other change management experts.
Your Take Away From Time Management Training For Professionals (onsite 4-hour training or full day training)
Participants learn how to do more great work and protect their reputation by:
Helping participants prioritize activities and reduce urgent issues
Exploring what work-life balance means to you, your family and for everyone you work with
Being proactive so you can Respond not React to stressful situations
Effectively scheduling time for strategic work, creative work and collaborative work
Managing your expectations of yourself and what others want / need / expect from you
Using email and other technology so that it improves your productivity and team / client confidence
Saying 'No' to manage priorities without appearing rude or unhelpful
Using effective time management tips to end procrastination
Getting things done while also avoiding burn-out
Our Approach To Time and Priority Management Training
Bruce Mayhew Consulting teaches change management and leadership qualities that get immediate results and build trusting relationships. The organizational skills covered in our training include learning how to:
Schedule time for your Important Work (strategic activities) using a priority matrix
Experience work-life balance by establishing a routine you (and others), can count on
Set better boundaries around your work
Use simple organizational skills to plan your day and your week in advance
Efficiently switch from one important task to another
Manage strategic interruptions well (people, email and other influencers)
Recognize time wasters
Spend less time putting out fires
Enjoy greater creativity - for you and your team
Improve collaboration / teamwork
Let us help you learn to identify habits and remove distractions that sabotage your productivity and performance… and then build new habits that help you succeed.
We believe discussions about how to combine work-life balance and time management into our routine is essential for busy professionals... especially professionals with a family. As an example, a morning routine helps you, your family and your co-workers manage expectations and share your most important experiences. The following is a sample of a 'balanced' morning schedule.
Who Should Attend?
Time management skills help professionals be confident and productive. This includes professionals who want to do more great work when they deal with clients and internal audiences.
Attendees learn key theories from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® by Stephen R. Covey, Getting Things Done® by David Allen, from the professional experiences of Bruce Mayhew, as well as the best from other experts.
Related Soft Skills That Drive Business Success
Toronto corporate trainer and executive coach Bruce Mayhew also offers Time Management training in New York and throughout Canada and the USA. We facilitate training and speak at conferences from coast-to-coast.
Time management training reference materials:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® by Stephen R. Covey
Do More Great Work® by Michael Bungay Stanier
The 4-Hour Work Week® by Timothy Ferriss
One Minute Manager® by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
Toronto Corporate Trainer, Coach, Writer & Conference Speaker.
Get in touch with us to ask about Time Management tips and to learn more about business etiquette training.
We Offer Customized Training in Toronto
Group and One-on-One Training
Keynote / Conference Speaking
Time Management Training for Professionals helps in many ways - including helping us learn how to do our most important work when we are at our strategic best… in the morning.
”Research shows kids score lower on standardized tests if taken in the afternoon. Even jurors are more likely to resort to racial stereotypes in that time,” says Daniel Pink in a CBC radio interview. Pink continues, “For this reason, we are best off doing our brainless administrative work in the afternoons, like answering emails or filling our reports. In the recovery time, that's when we are most creative.”
Time and Priority Management Training For Professionals Tips
TM Tip #1
Respond to your important email at preset times during the day (like 30 minutes early in the morning and 30 minutes at the end of your day). Then, have a few times during the day when you can check-in for new important messages. Also, schedule a time in the afternoon to write and respond to routine, non-urgent email. What you want to avoid is to have your day hijacked by answering routine email when you are at your strategic and creative best - IE: between 7AM and 1PM.
TM Tip #2
Similar to Tip #1, you also want to avoid having your day hijacked by meetings when you are at your strategic and creative best. Meetings keep you engaged (and awake), so, book meetings in the afternoon.
Also, be sure to have (or create), an agenda for every meeting. This helps everyone prepare - and lets them know how they are going to add / get value from attending the meeting.
TM Tip #3
Learn when and how to say No. It can be done without burning bridges.
Saying No is stressful - we feel we might come across as being mean or unhelpful... and that perhaps when we need help they wont give it to us. Feeling guilty are understandable and valid feelings. Unfortunately, if we don't use priority management skills we may be jeopardize our own priorities & work/life balance and health.
TM Tip #4
Take time to relax. Time Management doesn't mean getting more done while working 18 hours per day.
Everybody needs a break so you can clear your mind and come back to a situation with a fresh, creative perspective. Time Management training helps us learn techniques to step back from a situation - sometimes for a few minutes... sometimes for a few days... sometimes for a few weeks. Often our best opportunities and ideas come to us when we complete disconnect and give out minds a rest; that's why we often have great ideas first thing in the morning, in the shower or when driving.
TM Tip #5
Think & Act with a Win/Win perspective
In a Win/Win environment, everyone wants to do their best as they work towards the best solution. Imagine the benefit of a collaborative environment when your employees efforts are focused on achieving the same goal. And, imagine the side effect of that effort is greater employee engagement and satisfaction. That is what happens when we learn to think and act with a Win/Win perspective and organizational structures are in place to support these efforts and attitudes.
Please contact us if you would like more information about Time Management training in Toronto and New York.