Thomas Möller is an engineer and MBA from Iceland. Thomas has held Time Management seminars in Iceland since 1990 and has had 12500 listeners, that´s about 55% of the management population in Iceland !
Time Managment - powerful rules to make most use of your time
FIRST: The Harvard Business School Personality Test :
What form describes you best......what “type” are you?
Successful people are good at this
Brian Tracy og Stephen Covey
1. Time management
3. Goal setting
5. Create „win-win“
8. Begin with the end in mind
9. Constant learners
10. Good habits
Tracy: “95% of success in work and life
=good time management habits”
This is how we learn
quick Takes time
Watch your thoughts, for they become
Watch your words, for they become
Watch your actions, for they become
Watch your habits, for they become
Watch your character, for it becomes your
think feel behave habit
You are what you think
...66000 x day
Youtube: - the fun theory
Focus on the results
WHEN DO WE WORK
AT OUR BEST ?
And you get feedback.......
Best way to predict the
...is to plan it !
The 4 questions of Strategy
.........people and companies
Where am I today...and why?
Where do I want to go ?
What needs to be done ?
What can I do – strengths?
What is stopping you ?
Goals must be ....SMART
“GOALS are dreams with a deadline”
WE CAN SET GOALS
in all fields of our lives
Work – career - profession
Spiritual – personal development
“you can always change your
plan, ....but only if you have one”
“Ask yourself: are you spending
your time on the right things?”
And do A first
..SOME THINGS ARE MORE
IMPORTANT THAN OTHERS
80/20 rule says ...
80% of success is gained in 20% of tasks
20% of customers give 80% of profits
20% of products give 80% of contribution
..that some things are more important than others !
.....new task or project....do this:
If it takes less than 2 minutes: finish now !
If more than 2 minutes –
– Delegate to someone
If not, then:
Sort by priority: A - B - C
......AND START WITH A+
To do lists.....
Goals for the year....month....week
101 things to do before you die.......!
Use mind manager....(verkefnalausnir.is)
Use the in-box as a todo list (max 25)
Make BIG tasks small
HOW DO YOU EAT
AN ELEPHANT !
...HÁLFNAÐ VERK ÞÁ HAFIÐ ER
NO DEADLINE = NO FINISH
Make an agreement on deadlines
Decide in the morning when to finish workday
How do you work the last days before vacation?
SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE !
LESS PAPER - print less – store in files!
TRAVEL WITH LESS “LUGGAGE”
A4 POLICY !
SIMPLIFY AT HOME TOO !
Are Icelanders organized ?
Are you organized ?
Time management tips for the
Learn in the morning !
Take Thursday off
Fixed group evenings
Select reading material
Prioritize social life
Jog from home (no
driving to gym !)
Control what goes into your
lifebox...and what flows out”
“how do you pick your battles ?
.....focused or random ?”
- What I do today is important
as I am spending a whole day
of my life on it
Tomorrow morning actions:
MAKE A TOP 10 LIST
PRIORITIZE: A, B, C for all tasks
FIRST THINGS FIRST !
CLEAN UP THE PAPERWORK...shelf by shelf !
PLAN THE NEXT WEEKS IN DETAIL
YOU are responsible for your life !
If it´s to be...it´s up to me !
The One Minute Manager, Kenneth
Blanchard and Spencer Johnson,
Berkeley Books, 1981,
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective
People, Stephen Covey, Simon &
The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch,
Hyperion books, New York 2008
Getting things done, David Allen,
Penguin books 2008