Friday, July 18, 2008

Leaders Value Time

“Everything comes to those who hustle while they wait.” Thomas A. Edison

To say that time is money is an insult to the power of time. Leaders know that time is their most precious commodity, valued even above wealth. They hold the currency of twenty-four precious hours in their hands. The use of these hours will determine success or failure, want or gain. Effective leaders lord over time. They make its minutes and seconds their slaves in order to accomplish their purpose.

They start meetings on time and end the same way. They set sensible borders to house deliberations or planning.

They don’t use ten words when one will do. Their presentations are well-planned, relevant, and interesting, but also concise.

They relax, but never dally. They are alert to their prime time – the hours of the day when they are most effective. They pause to regroup physically and mentally.

Effective leaders plan their time well. Each day has an agenda, whether formal or informal. Nothing is done without a purpose, even if that purpose is rest.

A leader considers killing time to be a capital crime.

Todays blog is from Minute Motivators for Leaders by Stan Toler. A great little book for quick inspiration.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

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