This cast describes the first of our recommendations about calendar management.
We spend a lot of time talking to executive clients about how they spend their time, and how they manage their priorities through their calendars.
Several times over the past couple of years we've talked about how when we start coaching an executive, we ask for two things immediately: an accounting of what they consider their priorities, and a print out of their calendar.
They almost NEVER match, except with CEOs and COOs.
If you're a thinking manager, you're not asking, "why?" but rather, "what can I do to avoid that?"
There are a few simple rules that get most effective executives (thank you Mr. Drucker) started off well, and they start with thinking a week at a time.