I came across this insightful posting on time management.
How do effective leaders manage their time? Why is it that so many of us are so tired every day when we feel like we haven’t really done much? Where is all of our time going?
Shardul Mehta provides a good insight on why many of us seem to be getting less and less done over time (but remain equally tired as before):
There’s always a fire to put out, an urgent meeting, a request from up the chain to satisfy, someone stopping by the desk to ask a “quick question”, an email to answer, a phone call to return.
The problem is that while it feels like we’re getting stuff done in the moment, we’re actually not getting anything of real value done. It’s an illusion.
See full posting here.