The below is an original excerpt from Drucker. Originally written in the context of ‘Effective Executives’ check out a slight variation of this…
Students of Potential…, “do not start with their tasks. They start with their time.
And they do not start out with planning. They start by finding out where their time actually goes.
Then they attempt to manage their time and to cut back on unproductive demands on their time.
Finally they consolidate their ‘discretionary’ time into the largest possible continuing units. This three-step process:
• recording time,
• managing time,
• consolidating time
is the foundation of …effectiveness. (Drucker).