A few days ago, I described a meeting I attended- on social responsibility. (I wrote about it here.) It made me consider how the firms I have started and been involved with would qualify by those metrics.
It’s that time of year. Spring cleaning. Many of you may not know how old this tradition really is. It started out some 3000 years ago- when it was a commandment to remove all the chametz from one’s life. Now, chametz literally means “leavened items”. Because the holiday of Pesach (Passover), which celebrates the liberation of the Jews, also involved a commandment to destroy all the chametz in one’s possession. One is not permitted to see any chametz in one’s domain for the entire holiday.
I’m often asked about the name of our firm and its tag line. An ‘adjuvancy’ is an organization that works to insure the optimal performance of all the components in a mixture. We work to insure that everything in our client’s life/business are in concert and aimed at achieving the expressed goals. In so doing, we know that we are improving the lives of our clients- each one individually, one at a time.
Time management for entrepreneurs and managers is a continual issue, because we tend to effect our management in a reactive fashion. One needs to develop systems to insure that crises don’t develop or are minimized. If you have a staff, this training is critical to insure that every issue is not something that requires a decision from you. One of the best ways to do this (either with your staff or for yourself) is to assume chaos and the unexpected will occur and do that planning with the 3P (sometimes called the PDR) process. Continue reading The 3P Answer to Time Management (and delegation)