Work Smarter, Not Harder

Thursday, 15 December 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am (UK time)

Webinar Summary

  • Introduce the concept of personal leadership, prioritising and time management.
  • Provide tools and techniques for effective time management and personal organisation

Learning Objectives

  • Importance of Effective Communication
  • Understanding the difference between pro-active and re-active work
  • How to prioritise and organise activities and objectives
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • How to successfully delegate
  • How to make the most of unexpected “golden time”

Topics Covered

  • Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • How effective communication saves time
  • Prioritisation and To Do Lists
  • Avoiding Interruptions and other Time Stealers
  • Effective Delegation
  • Confidence in “saying no”

Benefits to an organisation or individual

Increased :

  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Productivity

Reduced :

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Absenteeism

By the end of the Seminar, delegates will be able to

  • Prioritise tasks based on urgency and importance
  • Organise workload around priorities
  • Identify and minimize interruptions
  • Avoid procrastination
  • Delegate effectively where appropriate

Speaker Bio - Steve Smith

Business Doctor for St Helens, Wigan, Widnes & Leigh, Steve Smith joined the Business Doctors network with 30 years’ experience in Senior Management and Director roles for blue chip companies such as Procter and Gamble, Kellogg’s and AG Barr.

Born and raised in St Helens, Steve graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Business Studies, before starting his career at Procter and Gamble. Working on leading brands in various sales, marketing and commercial roles, Steve built his experience in business planning and strategy, team leadership, P & L management, consumer brand development and trade marketing.

Steve gained a great sense of satisfaction not only in achieving sales, revenue and profit growth, but also through training, coaching and motivating others. Combined with the desire to take on a new challenge, Steve became a Business Doctor, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience to make a big difference to SME’s in his local area, helping them overcome the challenges and issues they face. In 2021 he released his first business book ‘Baked Alaska’ – a down to earth summary of his career to date and retains a passion to provide quality business advice in ‘bog standard English’.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys reading history books, particularly about WW1 and WW2. He’s also a keen runner and likes watching football, rugby and cricket.

CII Accredited

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