Talent Spolight of the Month: September 2023

Be successful: say no to almost everything

In an age where technology and disruption have fundamentally reshaped the business landscape, one might assume that executives have all the tools they need to be efficient and effective. But the reality is starkly different. While technology has solved many problems, it has also generated new layers of complexity that make time management and efficiency at work a renewed priority.

According to a survey by McKinsey & Co., only 9% of executives are "very satisfied" with their time allocation, and less than 50% of their work time is spent on activities that align with organizational goals. As Warren Buffett aptly puts it, "The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything." The ability to prioritize, to focus on tasks that truly matter, is more crucial now than ever before.

Introducing our latest comprehensive program, "Time Management: Maximizing Productivity and Goal Achievement." Picture an innovative training and coaching experience designed to empower you with the essential skills for excelling in this evolving landscape. Uncover the ability to identify and eliminate time-draining activities through the practice of 'Time Auditing,' enabling you to reclaim valuable hours for impactful endeavors. Master the Eisenhower Box technique to effortlessly categorize tasks based on urgency and importance, streamlining your approach to handling them effectively. In a world where executives are inundated with an average of 120 daily emails (as reported by Radicati Group), you'll also gain proficiency in transforming your inbox from a burden into an advantage. This program will introduce you to cutting-edge software that uses AI to schedule and manage your tasks, freeing you to focus on strategic thinking and leadership.

Investing in a program aimed at boosting time management and work efficiency is not just a commitment to professional development; it's a pledge to your own well-being. A study published in the Harvard Business Review found that high levels of productivity not only correlate with high job satisfaction but also with overall happiness. The truth is, you don't drown by falling into the water; you drown by staying there. The complexity and challenges you face today are not insurmountable—they're opportunities for growth, but only if you arm yourself with the right skills.

Discover the depths of our program below, and to truly amplify your comprehension of the subject, we've curated three compelling articles for you to delve into and enthusiastically distribute.

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Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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