Outdoor Power Equipment

March 2018

Proudly serving the industry for which it was named for more than 50 years, Outdoor Power Equipment provides dealers who sell and service outdoor power equipment with valuable information to succeed in a competitive market.

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20 MARCH 2018 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com COACH'S CORNER How to Make the Pandemonium Go Away Don't just be active — be productive BY TY BELLO T here is just not enough time in one day to get everything done. You need strong people to help you grow your business in this ever-changing marketplace. Owners and leaders need to have structure; must provide direction, motivation and analysis; and create an environment that perpetuates sustainability and growth. Removing pandemonium from your day is about you, and how you manage your day, but it is also about your team, and how they have been trained. Together we will look at your activity as a leader, and change this from activity to productivity. We will capture some best practices, and help you make the pandemonium go away. But fi rst we need to clarify one of the guiding principles to making the pandemonium go away — time management. Time management has been at the forefront as the solution to providing a way to be more productive. There is no disputing that managing one's time does help in this area; however, just the term "time management" is somewhat deceiving. Can any of us really manage time? I really don't think we can. Can we stop, start, adjust, eliminate, or add time to our day? I know I can't. So, rather than discussing time management, which we really do not manage, we need to talk about self management. Time does not IMAGE @ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/POBYTOV Assessment and development expertise from a corporate coach

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