Becoming A More Productive Managing Director
by Jo Shaer, on May 4, 2015
We have been trying to get inside the minds of Managing Directors so we can be more relevant in our blogging content.
And the one thing that comes up time and time again is, well, lack of time!
- Feeling like a hamster constantly running round its wheel;
- never getting home in time to put the kids to bed;
- constant insistent demands pinging by email onto the mobile phone long into the night;
- no possibility of quality time with your significant other.
On a Bank Holiday Monday, that feeling can become even more overwhelming when it seems that everyone else is having the day off but your work phone is still active.
So I was excited to see that Randy Ray of Reflective Dynamics had interviewed 19 productivity experts to identify some ways that MDs can resolve this most nagging of pain points.
Which productivity tips resonated most with this MD?
Get more sleep by turning off the blue screens of the computer and television a couple of hours before switching out the light.
Stop doing things that don't bring value - assess all your activities and delegate or delete those that are not valuable.
In my quest to become a more productive Managing Director, the first is quite simple - I have started going to bed earlier and reading a book. The Game of Thrones box set of seven mighty tomes, as it happens!
The second has become more so since I discovered Inbound marketing. Instead of spending hours randomly marketing, I now have a strategy and can focus on the goals I want to achieve.