Time Waster's

Q:  About 2 years ago you sent us a newsletter about Time Wasting.  Although I have shared that with my staff over the last “many” months, I have somehow been able to locate the piece in my computer.  Would you kind enough to run it again for the edification of all?  (Rebecca D. EVP, Business Consulting)
A:  My pleasure:

Time management is one of the greatest challenges of any business professional.  With that in mind, I offer you the following;
1.        Time Waster:  Personal Issues brought to work.

a.       Solution:  Leave your baggage outside the door of your office.  When you are at work, you need to focus on work.

2.       Time Waster:  Discussing every HIGH and LOW with the ENTIRE office.

a.       Solution:  Don’t cost your co-workers and the company time and money that will be taken away when they stop to listen.  Learn to keep things to yourself.

3.       Time Waster:  Arriving at work with a NEGATIVE ATTITUDE.

a.       Solution:  You have to arrive at work expecting to WIN and SUCCEED.  You don’t want to be responsible for sucking the oxygen out or your office.  Remember, if you think you can succeed or you think you can’t – You’re Right!

4.       Time Waster: Asking Endless Questions.

a.       Solution:  Write down your questions and ask your manager at 11:30 AM or 4:30 PM.  During prime time, stay focused on your work.

5.       Time Waster:  Arriving at work with no plan.

a.       Solution:  You should always arrive at work planning to accomplish all of your “A” priority goals of the day.  Without a defined plan you have chaos. 

6.       Time Waster:  Deserving more, settling for less and blaming others.

a.       Solution:  Always focus on what YOU could have done differently.  If you are affected by the actions of someone else, realize that you have 100% control over how you react and you can choose NOT to react at all!
If I can be of assistance to you or your management team with regards to hiring, growth consulting and/or training, please call or write and I will respond immediately!

George F. Mancuso, CPC, CEO