Month: May 2015

Team and Leadership

Abstract Human beings live association life, so that right grouping is an indispensable portion of collective life. Moreover, taking part in any team realizes numerous benefits, but these benefits accrue only when the team is working under some effective leadership. Introduction – Nature and Definition Dictionary defines team as “two or more people working together.” Leadership is defined as “Leadership is the art of leading others to deliberately create a result that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.” The very existence of a team is due to leadership. Hence, team and leadership are linked, eternally and dynamically. Any work can be accomplished in two ways; individually or collectively. Some people like to work independently; however, others prefer collective approach towards completion of tasks. Is it better to work independently or in a group? Answer to this is in an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The proverb means that if there is a small and easy project to be completed, than wise decision would be to work independently. But, if one wants to reach a great ambition, than it would be better to take part in a team. Thus, it depends on the nature and scope of the work. Team, Leadership and Key Guidelines Everybody needs others’ help to carry out various tasks. For this purpose, teams are formed. A successful team is always...

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Time Management and Role of Time Management Tools

Abstract Some people have outstanding skills to manage their time, while others find difficulty in making an efficient timetable. Time management can be applied, if one tries to, with full determination. It can help the person accomplish the most, with less effort. In addition, a couple of time management tools are required to use time effectively. As everybody knows that time runs without stopping, leaving everyone behind, unless one knows how to grasp and use it properly. Using time in the most effective and efficient way is called time management. All tasks are accomplished successfully by managing time, efficiently. In the memorable words of Stephen Covey: “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” Dictionary defines time as: “the point or period at which things occur”. Alternatively, Wikipedia explains it more profoundly as: “Time is a measure of durations of events and the intervals between events”. Wikipedia explains Time management as: “the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.” It has multiple benefits, some are listed below: No tension or burnout – Managing time enables one to complete his/her work; properly. The attitude will lead the person towards no fuss in work. More is achieved – Time management increases effectiveness of the work, so...

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