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Today’s management challenge demands leaders to “do more with less”. To be effective, the leader is, first of all, expected to get the right things done. Effectiveness has little correlation with intelligence. While intelligence, imagination, and knowledge are essential resources, only effectiveness converts them into results. Effective time management is the ability to prioritize and do the first things first. While everyone has equal amount of time, effective leaders can enjoy more productive lifestyles. The key to personal productivity and effectiveness is to first gain control of the events happening around oneself and practise work life balanced habits. These important time management skills can be learnt by everyone in order to ensure a well-balanced and productive lifestyle. This training program explore teachings form experts in time management such as David Allen, Petter F. Ducker, Hyrum Smith, Stephen R. Covey, and many others.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the value and importance of managing time and priority for you, your team and your organization
  • Employ the effective habits of taking responsibility for our own time
  • Draft own personal mission and align time-based activities towards personal mission
  • Practice the effective habits of worklife-balanced
  • Use the 80/20 principle; focusing on the 'Vital Fews'
  • Prioritize first things first and cope more effectively with day-to-day demands and pressures
  • Practice effective scheduling techniques; weekly and daily planning
  • Identify some time-saving techniques and tips


To maximum learning impact and retention, this workshop uses the following methods:

  • Time management game
  • Video and Role-play
  • Personal and Group exercises
  • Pair and Small group discussions
  • Questionnaires and Quizzes
course contents:


  • What is effective Time Management?
  • Where do all my time go?
  • Myths about time management
  • Importance of managing events that are happening to us
  • Exercise: Aligning to 'True North'

Time Management Game

  • Exercise: Managing mini projects
  • What have you learned about time management?
  • Your priority and your focus

Effective Personal Leadership Towards Your Time

  • Proactive habit towards time, taking responsibility for your time
  • Exercising your freedom of choice
  • Focusing on 'Vital Fews'
  • Personal Mission: What really matters most to you?.
  • Exercise: Draft Personal Mission

Time Management Skills

  • Time management matrix: 'Important Vs Urgent'
  • Exercise: Identifying the importance and urgency of tasks/activities
  • What is 80/20 Principle?
  • Habit of 80/20 Thinking and Prioiritize First Thing First
  • Work/life balance; aligning goals to personal missioin.

Scheduling Techniques

  • Video: 'Big Rock'
  • Exercise: Group discussions
  • Weekly Scheduling technique
  • Exercise: 'to put the big rock in first'
  • Daily Scheduling technique
  • Exercise: Daily Planning and Prioritization
  • Organizing commitments
  • Exercise: 'Record commitments'

Time-saving Tips

  • Dealing with interruptions
  • Managing phone calls
  • Organizing the workplace
  • Other useful tips

Other Exercises:

  • Case studies
  • Questionnaires & Personal Reflections
  • Quizzes
who should attend:
  • Entrepreneurs, Project Managers, Project Team Leaders
  • Managers, Engineers, Executives, Supervisors – all those who lead others and aspire to have better control of their time and improve their personal productivity
administrative details :
Duration : 2 days
Time : 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue : In-house or public program
Language medium : English
Trainer :
Nelson Kok (please click here to see trainer's profile)
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