An article on taking responsibility as a time management tool.
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On the 26th of March 1993, I learned a valuable lesson about punctuality. Viv Martella, a DC at Sun Hill, missed a briefing. Later that day, she approached a van to ask it to move out of the way, and got shot by the wobbers sat inside – the target of the op that wasContinue reading
You may think you’re a Widget-Cranker. You’re not.
And you aren’t (necessarily) an executive, with a secretary – sorry, personal assistant – to manage your tasks and appointments. You fall somewhere in between, and if you compare yourself to other professional service providers you’ll find that you can easily match your working style to other professionals whose work requires constantly managing appointments, tasks,Continue reading “You may think you’re a Widget-Cranker. You’re not.”
Why do you procrastinate? Four reasons. And their cures.
Like it or not, investigators are Project Managers.
Are you investigating anything? If you’re a police officer or a civilian investigator then the answer is, “Of course I am, what else do you think I do all day?”. And what is an investigation? It is a project. A project, as defined by the Project Management Institute, is a ‘temporary endeavour with a startContinue reading “Like it or not, investigators are Project Managers.”
Be Even MORE Specific With Your Goals.
You may have later wondered (as I have) why you still haven’t made much progress on your objectives. There is one simple reason.
Relationships and Police Time Management
It is a fault of many (most) time-management books and courses that an important influence over how well we spend our time is completely ignored. I don’t ignore it as much in Police Time Management . Although that said, more could be written – but then this 300-page ‘practice manual’* could easily turn biblical inContinue reading “Relationships and Police Time Management”