1. Have a daily plan of what you should doIt need not be anything too complex, a simple list on a schedule, sheet or even online already solved. Put all the activities you must do that day and set priorities. It is important to start with the most critical activities.As the day progresses, monitor if you are meeting the deadlines you have set and take actions when you are late.After a while try changing the frequency planning for this week.

2. Set goals

Be clear what your goals short (week) average (month) and long (3 months) term. Print (or write down) and always leave the view (so you do not forget).

Rate also what you will do adds some value, it does not add, you probably should not waste time on this.

3. Learn to say no

You will not receive any credit for accepting to do "one more thing" when it jammed of things, quite the contrary, if you delay important there that no one even remembers. If there is any risk of delay because of a new job, make this clear and do not assume this risk alone.

4. Be organized

If you start something, you finish it. Many people start many things at once but never finish any. If you are putting off many of the tasks of your daily planning, means that you are not organizing their time as well as planned. Break down large tasks into "chunks" smaller you can control them in one day.Very using the term "is acabativo" which is nothing more than "finish what you started."


Learn to delegateYou should not do everything, in fact, is not good. As a manager you should delegate to the responsible and when necessary to train people to take on a new responsibility. However make sure that people are able to fulfill the tasks. Remember that the head is still you.

6. Decide!

Do not keep postponing a decision, decide!

Many people are afraid to make decisions because they do not want to miss, but one of the best managers I have ever met once once told me that sometimes it's better to make a wrong decision than not decide (remember: sometimes). Reflect, analyze alternatives and context (inquire) but make decisions. There are several techniques that can help you decide, one of them is the 5Ws


Be objective

Much of what you write or speech can be summed up dramatically, learn to simplify. One of Steve Jobs slogans is "Less is more". Learn how to use diagrams and how to synthesize the information. You'll notice the difference primarily on phone calls and meetings. Believe me, you can. A friend once compacted me the minutes of 3 pages to one page leaving only what add value. The problem is that was better than mine. :)

8. Plan your meeting

I recently read an article that said that more than 90% of meetings are unproductive and they sin on basic elements such as:- Lack of staff- Endless discussions on issues that add little- Lack of focus- Lack of time management- Lack of preparedness of those involved- Too Involved (everyone is invited)

Remember to register in a minute what was decided and communicate those involved.