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First Time Manager

How to manage your team and work as a first time manager

Stepping into the role of a first-time manager is an exhilarating experience, but let’s be honest—it comes with its fair share of challenges. Juggling a new workload and overseeing a team can feel overwhelming. Especially in organisations lacking adequate training and mentoring, the learning curve for a first-time manager can be pretty steep.

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Time management

Time Management – One Day at a Time

I started working with John* in early January to improve his time management. He felt “all over the place” in recent months and wanted to take back control of the workday. Like John, many people feel they are on a productivity rollercoaster. One minute we are progressing steadily towards our goals, and the next we are flipped into a loop-the-loop and sent to the bottom again.

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Manage your time with a weekly planner

What would you do if you had a half-day off from work? A recent study of over 3 million people found that we are working, on average, 1 hour longer each day. The result is that many of us are spending 5 hours, or over half a work-day, every week working when we didn’t plan to. There are many reasons why the workday can spill over into the evening or weekends.  One of the most effective ways to address the problem is by planning your week. A weekly planner will help reclaim your time and improve your work-life balance.

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To-Do List

A 5 Star To-Do List

A To-Do List is a list of everything you need to do and is an excellent way of getting all those tasks out of your head and on to paper. The problem is that we always start a To-Do List with good intentions, but it often doesn’t take long for it to change from being a productivity tool to a cause of procrastination, confusion or even stress.

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Getting things done

Getting Things Done

Are you a doer or are you getting things done? This is a question I found myself asking as I stared into the mirror at the end of a long day. It seemed that at work I would often have the same experience most days. I would arrive at the office early and leave later than I planned to. In the middle of that I definitely would be busy checking my email, going to meetings and doing stuff. But at the end of those days I’d leave wondering whether I got anything at all done. And speaking with friends and colleagues I quickly learned I wasn’t the only one.

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