I am reading now a book entitled “No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs” by Dan Kennedy that I recommend to any entrepreneur wanting to manage his time better. This is a fact that in a day’s work we always waste our time in a way or in another because we are not well-organized, not focused, or let other people waste our time.
If you are a manager working in an office, there are chances that you may be frequently and unnecessary interrupted by your staff for non important matters that they could deal with by themselves. In chapter 2 of the book, Dan Kennedy refers to these people as vampires…
“How to Drive a Stake Through the Hearts of the Time Vampires Out to Suck You Dry.”
This is a very interesting chapter where it is explained how you can deal with people who think that their time is more important that theirs essentially… There are different kind of time vampires and a solution to deal with each of them is given in the book.
The author has made mistakes himself.
“How I Stupidly Put Out the Welcome Mat for the Vampires and Let Them Suck Me Dry.”
In this segment the author explains how he once implemented a open-door policy in his office that turned to be a major time wasting policy with an endless parade of time vampires sucking, sucking, sucking…
It seems to be a little harsh to refer to staff members as vampires… but as a manager, there are other more important matters to deal with that need focused and uninterrupted work time. People’s questions and problems can be dealed with by allocating a specific time every day or every week, or directed to someone else in the organization.
If you’d like to know more about the book, see below.
No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs:The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Guide to Time Productivity and Sanity.