"The True Impact of Time Management" – Influence Magazine

The True Impact of Time Management

by Chris Railey

One characteristic that separates nearly every successful leader from every struggling leader is time management. When you don’t manage your time well, you will get behind, feel stressed and leave a lot unfinished. But when you get a handle on your personal calendar, not only does your day run smoother, but you also find your leadership is more impactful.

That’s easier said than done, I know. You get to work, and chances are there will be a surprise waiting for you, someone who needs to meet with you right away or some task you left unfinished from the night before that you forgot about. You roll up your sleeves and dig in, but the clock keeps moving — and before you know it, your day is gone.

What if there were a way to get on top of your schedule? What if you could leverage your calendar to accomplish more? What if you planned your day in such a way that you were not a slave to the clock, but the clock served you instead?

Here are just a few simple tips I’ve used in my own ministry and life that have been helpful. I love days when I am in full control of my time. I embrace the feeling of having enough time to finish what’s important with some space left over for what I really want to do...