System Execution explores the strategy and system behind today’s successful companies. Systems can make or break a company but here we’ll solve physical, technological, and psychological systems issues by connecting listeners with experts who have overcome these challenges in their business.
System Execution Host Vera Fischer has spent a number of years in marketing and management, and has been the CEO and Founder of marketing agency 97 Degrees West since 2004.
Fischer is a planner by nature but has learned to hone her planning and time management skills through the course of her career.
Despite the common lament that we never have enough time, we consistently underestimate it. We underestimate time with wishful thinking. We ignore the amount of focus it takes to be efficient. And our devices, emails and other constant communication drag down efficiency.
“Millennials, as they’re going through and responding to every single tweet, text, email, LinkedIn request, they’re doing a lot without getting anything done,” Fischer says. “And it will impact their career trajectories or how they’re able to produce more insightful and thoughtful pieces of work.”
Here are Vera’s 3 Time Management Rules:
- One evening, one event, period.
Whether it’s family, work, or play, don’t count on getting more than one scheduled item done. Instead, focus on that one item.
- Block out calendar for strategic items/strategic thinking
Find your productive time and use it to your advantage. Fischer says she is a morning person and does her heavy thinking early. If you’re a night owl, do your strategizing in the evening. Don’t fight against your brain’s natural rhythm.
- Use your resources (and delegate work)
If you have resources that can make your work a little easier, take advantage of them. If you’re in a management position, don’t be afraid to delegate work, especially when you’ve got a full plate.
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