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Every leader faces a series of responsibilities daily and it is difficult to take control of every single minute of your day to achieve each of these responsibilities, especially when there are too many distractions around.

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One of the ways you can carry out these responsibilities and still increase productivity is through time management.

Time is an irreplaceable asset, which is more valuable than money, especially in today’s fast-paced and competitive business world. Time management is one factor that will make you a more efficient leader and you will be able to meet deadlines and carry out your responsibilities with ease.

Time management is the process of planning your activities and exercising conscious control of the time spent on each activity to work smarter and carries out the slated activities.

It involves juggling and arranging various activities to help you increase efficiency and strike a better work-life balance.

Time management is an effective tool that allows you to enhance your performance and achieve your desired goals with less effort and more effective strategies.

This means that if you do not manage your time as a leader, it could lead to:


Lack of professionalism

Unwanted stress

Missed deadlines and meetings

Work and life imbalance

Financial penalties

Poor professionalism reputation

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Importance of Time Management

Carry and deliver projects on time

As a leader, you are faced with the challenge of not only carrying out projects but also delivering on time. With time management, you can fix a finite period for each project or task.

This will help you complete each task on time and manage your workload most effectively.

Without time management, you tend to have many tasks without having a period for each one. This leaves you with unfinished projects and little time to accomplish them. With a fixed time and structure, you can easily deliver work on time.

Better decision making

One of the responsibilities that come with being a leader is your ability to make the right decisions for yourself and the organization.

However, most times, when you are under pressure, you are forced to make a decision right away, which means you are more likely to jump to conclusions thereby making the wrong decision.

However, with effective time management, you are not pressured to make hurried decisions because your tasks are well planned and time-bound.

This will make you feel calmer and in control, thereby eliminating the chance of making a wrong decision.

Provide a better quality of work

As a dedicated employee, you are expected to provide work of certain quality and standards. With the proper utilization of time and prioritization of activities, one can easily provide a better quality of work. Prioritization helps you focus on important tasks by keeping them in the highest priority, which enables you to work on them with full attention and focus. Hence, the quality of the work is improved.

More productivity and efficiency

It is no doubt that a leader with effective time management skills is a productive and efficient leader.

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This is because; you will be able to complete tasks fast without compromising the quality of work.

With efficient time management skills, you tend to focus on the most important and urgent tasks. In addition, effective time management helps you finish important and urgent tasks as early as possible without compromising the quality of work.

Less Effort; More Work

As a leader, with effective time management skills, you tend to put in less effort and still achieve more at the desired time, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity, in addition to completing your task efficiently with less effort.

More time for leisure and recreation

With good time management, you tend to achieve all your tasks on time and have spare time for recreational activities that make you happy and satisfied, thereby creating a perfect work-life balance for you.

In conclusion, effective time management skills have a positive impact on your life as a leader and work in general. By getting things done at the right time, you make better decisions and gain ultimate control of your key priorities.

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This article was first published on 10th June 2022


Grace Christos Is a content creator with a proven track record of success in content marketing, online reputation management, sales strategy, and so much more.

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