Why Is Time Management Important for Leaders? Chris N. West

Why Is Time Management Important for Leaders?

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Now, if you’re the leader of the team, you’d surely experience this:

Did you ever feel like there isn’t enough time? There’s so much to attend to and because everyone on the team is doing something, you’d feel you’re only a good leader if you’re always occupied, too. 

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It’s normal but it shouldn’t always be that way. There are already researches that confirmed that people under stress tend to make poor decisions and experience a decline in their cognitive “executive” functions.

If you are letting this happen, imagine the effect it can have on your team, much more than you are handling a remote team. You can’t expect them to radiate sunshine, if you’re only showing them thunderstorms, right?

This is where learning time management skills or strategies had been very important for team leaders. You show them the importance of a healthy work-life balance by striking a balance between work and personal life. This can inspire your team members to do the same and lead to a happier and more engaged workforce.

Effective time management also helps you stay focused and make better decisions. When you have a clear schedule and allocate time for each task, you can give your full attention to important activities, leading to better problem-solving and decision-making.

For remote teams, time management is even more important!

Without a physical presence, team members may feel disconnected. But by showing strong time management skills, you can establish structure and stability, making them feel supported and guided even in a virtual environment.

To sum it up, time management is not just about meeting deadlines; it’s about shaping the success of your team. 


As a leader, mastering time management empowers you to lead by example, improve decision-making, and create a positive work environment, whether your team is in the same office or spread across the world. Embracing effective time management is a vital step toward becoming a successful and influential leader.

If you feel you and your team can benefit from a session about time management, I’d be happy to help as an expert time management speaker. Contact me when you’re ready. 


Balancing Urgent vs. Important Tasks

The first step in finding the balance is to prioritize tasks based on their impact. Urgent tasks might need quick attention, but not all of them contribute significantly to long-term goals. 

On the other hand, important tasks may not require immediate action but are essential for achieving bigger objectives. 

Remote teams should identify tasks that align with the organization’s vision and devote more time and resources to them. This way, they can make progress toward their larger goals while handling urgent matters in a timely yet controlled manner.

The Eisenhower Matrix, also known as the Urgent-Important Matrix, is a useful tool for prioritization. 

Remote teams can sort tasks into four categories – urgent and important, important but not urgent, urgent but not important, and neither urgent nor important. 

By organizing tasks this way, teams can clearly see which tasks need immediate attention and which ones can be dealt with later. This approach encourages proactivity, as teams can focus on preventing urgent tasks by addressing important matters in a timely manner.

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