We all have 24 hours a day and we choose how to spend them. We choose how much work to do, how much sleep to have, and how much time we spend eating…
It seems we’re short on time all too often, especially in the corporate world. The pressure from impending meetings, current and future projects and tasks, and deadlines can be overwhelming. Employees expect a leader to manage their time wisely. They look up to them for guidance.
Problems at the workplace surface when the boss is controlling and doesn’t delegate tasks. In itself, perfectionism isn’t a vice – a conscientious person will want to be assured that a project or task has been completed properly. However, they will not have the time to complete every project alone. It’s important to be optimistic – give your employees a chance to prove themselves and they will shine. They will appreciate your trust in their abilities as boss.
On the other hand, a team can feel their interests are being neglected when the boss is making unreasonable demands on them, and more specifically on their time. This is at the other extreme, when a leader fails to prioritize adequately, and ends up assigning too many tasks as a result.
When it comes to time management, priorities are everything. Bear has a fixed list of priorities, which are in the following order:
Spend time with family
Keep it fun
Make inspiring TV
and make money.
He follows this list in his life and work. If something will make him money, but will take away time that he had reserved for his family, he won’t do it. If something will make great TV, but it’s too dangerous (compromising priority 1 – stay alive), he won’t do it.
You get the idea.
Everyone wants a good, high-performing, efficient team. The Bear Grylls Survival Academy offers a variety of activities to improve team dynamics and encourage leadership. These dynamic, challenging and outcomes-based events improve team communication and as a result, the teams become stronger.
Each is customized to meet client requirements, but one thing they all have in common is that they are really fun! Clients learn new skills in delegation, management, communication, creativity, leadership, strategic planning, and team motivation.
As Bear says, “The past is history, the future is a mystery, and the “now” is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present.”
Worrying about the future or torturing yourself over past failures deprives you and your team of the now – a chance to be successful and build your company’s future!