Time Management becomes more important and more difficult as you get more senior in your organisation.
This is because you have more options, more discretion over how you use your time, and because your time has more effect on other people and on the organisation as a whole. You time is more valuable, as well as more costly.
Your time might be the limiting factor on the growth of the organisation!
Because you have both short term and long term options available it’s more difficult to choose between the two; more difficult to juggle both and keep both the urgent and the important satisfied.
And it gets harder to work out what’s really important and what isn’t, decisions about what you pay attention to become more costly, and your time horizon gets longer and therefore less predictable.
Look how my five Time Management options become more significant as you become more senior:
Luckily help is at hand – all sorts of time management information is available from me and from other sources
But the main thing is Don’t neglect it as a subject! Don’t assume it’s just a foundation skill for managers who are just beginning their journey – it is, certainly, but it’s also something to keep working on for the rest of your management career.
Onwards and upwards!