Whilst Christmas is the period of merriment, it is also a time of introspection and remembrance. The holiday spirit fills everyone with a feeling of thoughtfulness, as we begin to ponder about the year that has just passed.
Has it ever happened to you to drive or travel by bus on the highway when your mind drifts off? The road is long and straight, it is in the middle of the night and the traffic is smooth, so you let your mind revisit all those thoughts that have been left unfinished, all those problems that are asking for a solution, all those aspects that you need to evaluate and integrate within your internal filters.
Getting up early, spending 40 minutes on physical exercises, over 2 hours a day on e-mails and texts, around 2 hours and 45 hours per day in meetings and conference calls, 1 hour and 45 minutes per day on tasks and projects, and allotting 30 minutes to personal development.
That is how we could sum up the data of a recent survey conducted by The Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness among successful executives from top companies in North America, such as Adobe, Bank of America and Google, just to name a few, in order to find out how they manage their time.
Ever since Performance Management has made its entrance into the world stage, a stubborn resistance towards it continues to persist.
How far are we going to take this process? Where will it stop? How many more levels of our lives will it invade any further? These are just some of the questions that reluctant voices continue to raise.
There can be little talk of personal performance, without considering personal development. Personal development is the medium upon which one may begin to build and develop not only potential, but also an organized manner of using and eventually turning it into high performance.