Employing the Hard Stop to Stay Productive

Time management is a non sequitur. Metaphysical arguments notwithstanding, time ticks inexorably forward second-by-second, minute-by-minute, and day-by-day. There’s nothing we can do about time’s forward march. However, we can control our actions as they relate to what “time management” really means – getting things done.

Insidious Logic

The people I talk with say there’s never enough time. Most feel they are constantly running behind schedule. There are many reasons for this. Our technology delivers endless demands for our attention. Globalization populates our worlds with more and more people. But one of the biggest culprits is letting scheduled events – meetings, telephone calls, web conferences, etc. – run past their pre-established end time.