Time management is an issue for all of us. We all have good days where we get a lot of the right things done and bad days where at 5:00 p.m. we confront the fact that we’ve been so tied up in "putting out fires" that few of our real priorities have been touched. Anthony Cerminaro’s BizzBangBuzz Blog pointed me to a Step-by-Step Guide to Time Management by Krissi Danielsson. Many of us have seen or read similar material before, but are we practicing these techniques? Beginning lawyers should especially take note.
Danielsson’s steps are:
Step 01: Getting started
Step 02: Set clear goals and objectives
Step 03: Keep an activity log
Step 04: Handle e-mail and phone calls in batches
Step 05: Divide larger tasks into groups of smaller ones
Step 06: Prioritize tasks
Step 07: Set aside chunks of time to do nothing
Step 08: Don’t overwork yourself
Step 09: Learn when to say no
Step 10: Know when you need time management help
Read the entire article here.