What’s it all about?
Time management is an illusion. It doesn’t matter what we do, we all have only 168 hours available to us in every week.
So what we have to learn is how to make the best use of those hours.
Many of us have been on time management courses, or read time-management books. They all promise things like “The best way to manage your time” or some-such, but we often find that the processes we learn ‘work’ for us for a couple of weeks and then we settle back into our old ways.
This course goes beyond the usual time-management course by enabling you to think about how you manage yourself within time, and then build your own, customised time-utilisation strategy. This approach has a pre-requisite: that we know ourselves, both in terms of our preferences as well as our personal filters; as well as when we are at our most effective for different kinds of work. If that can be describe as an ‘Inner Focus’; then the behaviours that we exhibit may be considered as an ‘Outer Focus’. This course uncovers common misconceptions as well as drawing on the latest cognitive science and neuroscience research; including (but not limited to) Mindset, Grit and a prioritisation approach developed by the US military. It is more based on practise rather than theory, though links to reference material will be provided.
You'll learn about the key techniques and yourself through (optional) surveys, with material being presented through a blend of written and video-based material. There are links to worksheets and a discussion group attached to the course, so you can meet up with other students, share comments and ask questions. I'll be there too.
The skills you'll learn are applicable to you whatever you do in life.
See you inside the course !
Jonathan is renowned for building the resilience and performance of teams & individuals, facilitating learning through interactive, engaging and interesting workshops tailored in-the-moment to best serve the objectives of participants.
After 14 years at Hewlett Packard leading a worldwide team, Jonathan has run his own business since 2010 delivering soft-skills workshops, strategic facilitation, keynote speaking and 1:1 coaching.
He now specialises in working with critical and blue-light services, and has worked with a variety of organisations in the public and private sectors including: Avon & Somerset Police, Devon & Cornwall Police, Greater Manchester Police, Durham Police, The Metropolitan Police, Intel, HFMA, EasyJet, EE, O2, Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Life and the University of Bristol where he’s a visiting fellow, facilitator and lecturer. He writes for ‘Policing Insight’ magazine on a regular basis. (https://policinginsight.com/author/jonathanrees/ )
His first (serious) book: "The Resilience Toolkit: Powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services" is due to be published in February 2019.