How are you “managing your time”?
Here is an excerpt from my upcoming book that briefly addresses “Time Management” in ways that should get you thinking…
“…Moving on, let’s remember that our Time/Task Management discussion thus far assumes that everyone HAS INTEGRITY! What if we flip the script and assume NO ONE has Integrity or, said more softly, if we assume EVERYONE can “improve or increase” their levels of Integrity from wherever they happen to be right now? If we assume that people’s words and actions or actions and goals are “out of Integrity”, then we KNOW more help is needed than simply ushering people into their calendars.
There’s a lot to learn about “Time Management”, and in the Get A Klu Coaches Training, we provide perspectives, strategies, tactics, and resources for what we call “task management”, because the very first of those perspectives is this: Time manages itself! Secondly, time is “outside of and separate from” ourselves. Adding those together we uncover the foundational understanding that NEITHER Time NOR Ourselves “manage” each other, yet Time manages itself and we always manage ourselves. Finally, it’s in managing ourselves WITH INTEGRITY that we come to MASTER Time.
In birth and in death, Time is OUR Master. Yet IN TIME we are left to “MANAGE” ourselves. To believe we can “manage Time” is as arrogant as it is ignorant. But it allows people to escape the discipline of 100% self-responsibility.
At Get A Klu we call it “Task” management to soften the blow of “self-management” which is what it REALLY is. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request an audio of a one-hour conference call I did on this topic. The audio includes a lot of the very same information I use when training Coaches.
For now, I want you to understand the perspectives on Integrity and Task Management as the active ingredients of Accountability. For everything I said about Accountability and everything it CAN involve, you need to remember the “sugar” for this cheesecake is Permission. Accountability is NOT POSSIBLE in the context of Coaching without the prospect’s or client’s permission, and the clearer we are about confirming we have it, the easier it will be to exercise when it’s time to confront. And when our clients are out of Integrity, we MUST confront!