How To Spend More Time Managing And Less Time Doing

If you are in a management role, your priority should be to manage. The trouble is that, before we become managers, we are often seen as valued employees because we are able to gets lots of things done. So how can you shift the balance?

  1. Remember that managing is a priority, not something you do when there is nothing else to do.
  2. Set aside specific chunks of time when you are available to deal with management issues. That means blacking them out in the diary.
  3. Make sure that you are doing only what you need to be doing and delegating the rest.
  4. Make sure that your boss understands that you expect to have time to manage.

The truth is that creating the time to manage is often one of the biggest challenges you face. So start to make it a priority.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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