The First Drafts of the 11 Fundamentals 1


11 fundamentalsBack in 2006, when I first started blogging about time management, I quickly drafted a description of the 11 fundamental practices to be found in every professional’s time management system. Although I no longer use these particular charts (after numerous revisions) they provide a useful summary that can be used to locate your skill in each fundamental. (N.B. In my book “Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure” they are referred to as “Ladders.”) When you are done, make sure to visit the summary of Time Management 2.0 principles. Together, they make for a powerful introduction to the principles we use here at 2Time Labs.

Update June 1, 2014: My book, Perfect Time-Based Productivity – a Professional Approach, will include a detailed description of the most recent cheat sheets I use to help clients do their own evaluations. If you are a time adviser with a desire to use these materials for work with clients, you may do so understanding that they are governed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License.

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