About This Course
“Time Management” is a myth. The reality is that no matter how organized we are, there are always only 24 hours in a day. Time doesn't change. The key is to manage ourselves with the time we have. We need to look to attack the time bandits; in other words, eliminate time wasters that steal time we could be using much more productively. One detailed study reported that 84% of people admit to wasting (not effectively utilizing) 30 minutes to 2 hours a day.
In this CLE session, we provide innovative techniques to mastering the use of your time. We will create time management goals – and to change your behaviors, not changing time. We will discuss what time bandits impact your day (phone calls, emails, meetings, finding documents, drafting or re-drafting, administrative tasks, actual legal tasks, etc.), and how to effectively set ruthless priorities that help you succeed in a better way. Acquire techniques to manage others, properly delegate with successful return, and how to resolve conflict; acquire “bundling” skills to reduce the amount of time devoted to each task; develop “spacers” that help set buffer time to handle underestimations or interruptions; activating the “no” word while gaining respect; how to complete the tasks you keep putting off; and leverage form-based procedures that shorten otherwise tenuous tasks, coping with the attendant stress and burnout signals, among much more. Have the job and future you want in the way you want it.