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Lisa DavisProgram Associate-LeadershipPhone: 501-519-5472Email: email@example.com
by Lisa Davis - July 1, 2021
The Leadership Lunch and Learn series continues to provide opportunities for professional
development on a wide array of topics.
The June session — presented by Julianne Dunn, an instructor in the Community, Professional and Economic
Development unit — highlighted time management.
The biggest advantages of time management is that it allows us to be more efficient by being in control of how we spend our time. The first step in managing
time, Dunn said, is determining how you spend your time.
Dunn shared the following tools to help participants gauge how they use their time.
Download the files below to use in your own process.
Dunn posed the question, “Are you a time thief?”
A time thief is a person or thing that wastes time. Dunn used the example of a colleague
showing up 10 minutes late to a meeting.
If 10 people are in the meeting, the cost of being late is 10 minutes multiplied by
the number of people in the meeting, which would equal the collective waste of time
of 100 minutes. This example is illustrated in "The Cost of Being Late" graphic created
Dunn shared various versions of a time management matrix, Pomodoro, the 1-3-5 Rule,
and other useful techniques used to help decide on, prioritize, and stay focused on
Watch recording for full details.
She closed out the session with her hot tips to improve time management skills highlighting
the Four Ds of time management: Delete, Delegate, Defer, and Do.
The 4 Ds of time management process was initially outlined in the book, The Power of Focus, written by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt. They propose this
approach to separate fake-urgent tasks from highly important ones to regain time control.
Dunn also shared several of her own hot tips for successful time management:
The Leadership Lunch and Learn series takes place the last Wednesday of every month
from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. The next session on Conflict Resolution is scheduled for
For more information contact Dr. Julie Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Davis, email@example.com.