My Top 3 Time Management Hacks (that you might not even need)

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Corine Hines

Back in 2010, when I was just starting my coaching journey, I began seeing how powerful the process was for individuals. I’ve worked with all types of leaders and managers, from underrated heads of finance and recently recruited high potentials, to directors that were heading for burn out.  Watching them grow, develop better habits and improve their relationships, was incredible. But I was itching to have more impact on the wider business.

Personal transformations are amazing – but I knew that high performing teams aren’t created because one person transforms themselves.

Over the years we’ve developed an approach that helps individuals and teams make huge leaps forward – transformations that set them up for future success, which make a significant difference to them personally and to the bottom line.

Our techniques change businesses for the better. And it’s an absolute privilege to be involved.

My stressed-out client would have Googled ‘time management hacks’ on his lunch breaks – if he wasn’t already working through them. Sometimes he ended up being triple booked for meetings.

But was this a problem of Time Management?

Turns out the answer was….kind of but not really.

In his case:

– He didn’t like saying no & took on too much work
– He wasn’t prioritising so wasn’t adding value
– He felt like an imposter
– He was a conflict avoider

He started realising he had a choice about how he spent his time – and the journey to changing his habits began!

But sometimes a time management hack can really make a difference- here are 3 that really work for me:

1- Turn off your e-mail notifications – it takes an average of 25 minutes to return to the original task after an interruption. Plus who likes the beeping noises during Teams sessions?!

2- Ruthlessly plan and prioritise your tasks using something like kanbanflow

3 – Eat That Frog. Don’t overthink it – if you’re putting it off and it’s going to add value, make it the first thing you do in the day.

These work for me every time – I hope they work for you.

And if you’re not convinced it’s really a time management issue after all get in touch and we can find out what’s really going on.