This 5th video is on time management, one of the 5 soft skills in high demand following an article published by LinkedIn. This is becoming a challenge for more and more people. We have to do more with the same time we have.

What do you do to improve your time management?

A few thoughts:

1. Something that works for me is to define: what is important and urgent, what is important but not urgent, what isn’t important but urgent and what isn’t important and not urgent.

2. What goals do I want to achieve within a given time and, what am I doing to stay accountable towards these.

3. Sometimes, you will have people who will interrupt you. Is it by phone, in a meeting, kindly say that you would like to finish what you are doing and, that you will get back to them when finished.

Isn’t there a saying, “Il ne faut pas remettre au lendemain ce qu’on peut faire le jour même.”

Thanks for listening – reading,


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Please find below the transcript of the video:

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I’m delighted you’re taking the time to
listen to this video. It’s the fifth

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video related to the soft skills in high
demand within the corporate –

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corporate world. In the previous videos I
talked about creativity, collaboration,

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persuasion, adaptability and, the last one
which I will cover today is time

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management. Why do you think that the
corporate world wants you to be very

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efficient with regard to time management
to be able to set your priorities?

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Because they’re probably asking you to
do more with because there are fewer people

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so you have to do more in the same
amount of time. So everybody has got its

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way of working I’m sure you are very
efficient I’ll just show you my thoughts

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on on this topic. I look at it, I’ll share
you three points

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the first point is maybe putting it in a
grid: so what is important and what is

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urgent, what is important and not urgent,
what is not important but urgent and,

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what is not important and not urgent.
Maybe what it may be the third one

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because I already had that question what
is not important and urgent. It could be

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for example an invoice of course they’re
always important because you do have to

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pay them but it’s not really important,
you understand what I mean. The second

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thing I would do is if your agenda is
less packed then you get quickly

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distracted anyhow that’s my challenge, I
get distracted. So I try and have three

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tasks that I would like to do within the
day at least three tasks that I set

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myself as an objective and like that I
really have the impression I’m moving

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forward to my overall objective. And the
third point I would like to hide

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light is and, I think I was quite good at
that but I saw some people around me who

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had challenges in that area because
they’re really good and very kind. Is

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when someone you know asks you something and you’re working on something really

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important. It’s just to tell them you
know, can I get back to

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you. I want to finish this first and then
I’ll be happy to help you.

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So really set your priorities first and, of course, if there’s really

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something very very urgent, you you’ll be
there to help them but you know people

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can sometimes wait to get an answer
to their specific question. So this is

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the last soft skill
that is in high demand so time

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management. I would say really time is
money you know every day you you’re not

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effective this is a lost day. So please
don’t have any regrets and really

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move forward in what you want to achieve as a person and

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as a company. With that, any comments are welcome I thank you for listening and I

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look forward to talking to you next time.
All the best and bye for now.

Hugh van Praet

I help businesses and individuals to move forward.


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