He describes time management levels as follows:
Level 1: Capture information and make a list.
Level 2: Prioritize the List.
Level 3: Prioritizing the List using goals and values – tied to events in your life. This was the Stephen Covey approach.
Level 4: Planning by the week and using Mission, Vision, Roles and Principles – again a Covey concept.
Level 5 was described as beyond Stephen Covey and Ben Franklin. Level 5 is about “building habits of execution through recurrring tasks”. Level 5 is explained in The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling.
Level 6 is about managing a quarter – three months. It is an effort to manage change and trends.
He goes further. He lists these additional time management levels:
Level 7: Managing a full year.
Level 8: Managing a decade.
Level 9: Managing 20 years.
Level 10: Managing 50 years.
Level 11: Managing 100 years. This he says is the limit of management for a human.
Level 12: Managing 1000 years. This he says is God’s department.
Starting on October 27th we will look at each of the levels 1-10 every Monday. I will leave Levels 11 and 12 to Krogue as I have my doubts that anyone can effectively manage anything beyond 50 years. In fact 50 years is not possible for reasons I will discuss later.
Learn more about Effective Time Management from my free series at Effective Time Management LessonsWishing you well,
Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.