“You can't be sentimental if you want to manage your time effectively.” – from 8 Techniques for Managing Your Time
Ever looked into a cat's eyes and quickly understood that it would allow you no closer than a certain boundary? Corporate speaker and trainer Fred Kniggendorf told a webinar audience in July that there's a certain genius to that brand of iciness. Cats tend to draw lines in the sand, cast a baleful eye at unwelcome intrusion and cling steadfast to their top priorities. When it comes to, you could do worse than emulating the way they set norms and adhere to them.
Even now someone is approaching your office with a problem—it’s either going to be a productive 12-second conversation or a 12-minute infinite loop. Will you put up boundaries like a cat would, or will you watch the minutes just tick away while emails mount and another time-eating problem without a solution is laid at your feet?
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