Reblobbed from Entrepreneur Magazine
contribution by Sevetri M Wilson
Similar to Bill Gates, I focus more on my calendar for managing my priorities than my to-do list.
I time block my entire day hour by-hour on my calendar. Most people make the mistake of only time blocking their meetings and phone calls. I also time block my planning, time off, key daily priorities, emails that need longer replies and social media (so it doesn’t creep in other times).
Time blocking works best if you don’t allow the constant barrage of daily interruptions to ruin it. Studies show that the drop in one’s productivity is especially drastic if you’re doing complex tasks. So I let my team members know not to interrupt me by closing my office door, and I have my assistant answer unscheduled phone calls.
— Sevetri Wilson, CEO of Solid Ground Innovations