Effective Time Management – Time Management Levels

TimeKen Krogue posted a story to Forbes.com in August about what he calls Level 6 Time Management. On January 1, 2013 Krogue wrote on what he called Level 5 Time Management.

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 Lessons

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.

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