By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here are a few ideas to help you get more control over your calendar:
I seemed to be running from one meeting to another. And often I was running late. Finally my New York team started joking with each other that “he’s on Chicago time.” I would rationalize my tardiness with something like: “I have too much responsibility to parcel my time out to the precise minute. Besides I can be a few minutes late. The important aspects of the meeting usually don’t start until a few minutes into the meeting anyway.”
But that was before I met our new company president. I always was on time for her meetings. One day the president seemed to be in a philosophical mood. She looked at her calendar for the day and said more to herself than to me:
Leaders are never too busy to lead.
- They invest time. They don’t spend it.
- They make commitments not appointments.
- They fulfill their promises rather than fill full their calendars.