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Master Time Management to Beat Burnout

The Leader’s Intent Podcast Featuring Guest Bill Fournet

In episode four of the Leaders Intent Podcast, Ronnie Stevens and I discuss the crucial relationship between time management and burnout. We delve into effective strategies such as calendar blocking, creating white space, and implementing the BLUF technique to enhance productivity and combat fatigue.


  The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. – Stephen R. Covey
— Zig Ziglar


Episode Highlights

Calendar Blocking: Utilizing calendars not just for meetings, but for scheduling dedicated work time improves effectiveness and reduces stress. [02:50]

BLUF Technique: Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) ensures clarity and prompt action by stating the main request at the beginning of emails, reducing unnecessary communication and time wastage. [07:59]

Urgent vs. Important: Distinguishing between urgency and priority helps prioritize tasks effectively, avoiding unnecessary stress from ‘Chicken Little’ urgent demands and fostering a culture of coaching and development. [16:17]

Clarifying Priorities: Leaders should clarify priorities to prevent overload and confusion among team members, fostering effective time management. [20:20]

Effective Delegation: Delegation should focus on granting authority and responsibility, empowering employees while framing decisions within the context of priorities. [20:42]

Meeting Efficiency Strategies: Implementing the “POP” technique (Purpose, Outcome, Plan) and limiting meeting durations can enhance efficiency and ensure productive discussions. [24:00]

Transition Times Between Meetings: Incorporating transition times between meetings aids in mental clarity and performance by allowing time to close out preceding discussions and prepare for upcoming ones. [34:58]

Managing Meeting Frequency: Leaders should control the frequency of meetings based on the organization’s needs, adjusting the rhythm to balance crisis response with operational stability. [36:02]

Three-I Your Week Technique: Implementing the “Three-I Your Week” technique involves identifying top priorities and delegating tasks on Sundays, leading to improved time management and priority completion throughout the week. [36:53]


Listen to the Full Episode Here

I hope you’ll listen in!

If you missed other episodes of the Leader’s Intent Podcast, click here.

And if your organization needs help developing and implementing strategies to work more efficiently and beat burnout, contact me for a discovery call. I’d love to help you help your team.


More Resources

The Leaders Intent Podcast

Bill’s Leaders Intent Strategy