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See Bregman's essay below on "An
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3. MAIN: "An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day"
by Peter Bregman
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may remember from 2010 "our
wonderful interview" with best-selling author, Dan
Pink. Here’s what Dan says:
Minutes is an intensely smart, insanely readable, and eminently
practical guide to boosting our effectiveness and deepening
Dan Pink, author of Drive
INTERVIEW WITH PETER BREGMAN
in our Q&A Interview with prizewinning author and organizational
leadership coach, Peter Bregman, MBA. Bring all your questions.
May 25, 2012
TIME: 1:00-2:20pm Eastern (New York)
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10:00-11:20 am Pacific (San Francisco)
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YOU SHOULD COME:
Peter is an exceptionally good writer. His books are so
well written, filled with plausible, useful ideas. If
you have clients who would love to be dramatically more productive
or if that describes you (as it does me), you should come to
has built an extremely successful organizational coaching business
and a successful international speaking and writing career.
Come find out how he does it. Bring your most practical
ABOUT PETER BREGMAN, MBA
Peter Bregman is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a global
management consulting firm which advises CEOs and their leadership
teams. He speaks, writes, and consults about how to lead and
how to live.
is the author of five books. His latest is 18
Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right
Things Done, winner of the Gold Medal
from the Axiom Business Book awards, named the best business
book of the year on NPR, and selected by Publisher's Weekly
and the New York Post as a top 10 business book of the year.
An 18-Minute Plan for Managing your Day — By Peter Bregman
started with the best of intentions. I walked into my office
in the morning with a vague sense
of what I wanted to accomplish. Then I sat down, turned on my
computer, and checked my email. Two hours later, after fighting
several fires, solving other people's problems, and dealing
with whatever happened to be thrown at me through my computer
and phone, I could hardly remember what I had set out to accomplish
when I first turned on my computer. I'd been ambushed. And I
I teach time management, I always start with the same question:
How many of you have too much time and not enough to do in it?
In ten years, no one has ever raised a hand.
means we start every day knowing we're not going to get it all
done. So how we spend our time is a key strategic decision.
That's why it's a good idea to create a to do list and an ignore
list. The hardest attention to focus is our own.
even with those lists, the challenge, as always, is execution.
How can you stick to a plan when so many things threaten to
derail it? How can you focus on a few important things when
so many things require your attention?
need a trick.
LaLanne, the fitness guru, knows all about tricks;
he's famous for handcuffing himself and then swimming a mile
or more while towing large boats filled with people. But he's
more than just a showman. He invented several exercise machines
including the ones with pulleys and weight selectors in health
clubs throughout the world. And his show, The Jack LaLanne Show,
was the longest running television fitness program, on the air
for 34 years.
none of that is what impresses me. He has one trick that I believe
is his real secret power.
the age of 94, he still spends the first two hours of his day
exercising. Ninety minutes lifting weights and 30 minutes swimming
or walking. Every morning. He needs to do so to achieve his
goals: on his 95th birthday he plans to swim from the coast
of California to Santa Catalina Island, a distance of 20 miles.
Also, as he is fond of saying, "I cannot afford to die.
It will ruin my image."
So he works, consistently and deliberately, toward his goals.
He does the same things day in and day out. He cares about his
fitness and he's built it into his schedule.
our time needs to become a ritual too. Not simply a list or
a vague sense of our priorities. That's not consistent or deliberate.
It needs to be an ongoing process we follow no matter what to
keep us focused on our priorities throughout the day.
think we can do it in three steps that take less than 18 minutes
over an eight-hour workday.
1 (5 Minutes) Set Plan for Day. Before
turning on your computer, sit down with a blank piece of paper
and decide what will make this day highly successful. What can
you realistically accomplish that will further your goals and
allow you to leave at the end of the day feeling like you've
been productive and successful? Write those things down.
most importantly, take your calendar and schedule those things
into time slots, placing the hardest and most important items
at the beginning of the day. And by the beginning of the day
I mean, if possible, before even checking your email. If your
entire list does not fit into your calendar, reprioritize your
list. There is tremendous power in deciding when and where you
are going to do something.
their book The Power of Full Engagement,
Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz describe a study in which a group
of women agreed to do a breast self-exam during a period of
30 days. 100% of those who said where and when they were going
to do it completed the exam. Only 53% of the others did.
another study, drug addicts in withdrawal (can you find a more
stressed-out population?) agreed to write an essay before 5
p.m. on a certain day. 80% of those who said when and where
they would write the essay completed it. None of the others
you want to get something done, decide when and where you're
going to do it. Otherwise, take it off your list.
2 (1 minute every hour) Refocus. Set
your watch, phone, or computer to ring every hour. When it rings,
take a deep breath, look at your list and ask yourself if you
spent your last hour productively. Then look at your calendar
and deliberately recommit to how you are going to use the next
hour. Manage your day hour by hour. Don't let the hours manage
3 (5 minutes) Review. Shut
off your computer and review your day. What worked? Where did
you focus? Where did you get distracted? What did you learn
that will help you be more productive tomorrow?
power of rituals is their predictability. You do the same thing
in the same way over and over again. And so the outcome of a
ritual is predictable too. If you choose your focus deliberately
and wisely and consistently remind yourself of that focus, you
will stay focused. It's simple.
particular ritual may not help you swim the English Channel
while towing a cruise ship with your hands tied together. But
it may just help you leave the office feeling productive and
at the end of the day, isn't that a higher priority?
from the Harvard
Business Review Blog Network -- July
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