Time Management and the Use of Lean Principles

The Time Management course explores time management, and participants quickly learn that it has very little to do with time.

Course Length: 1 Hour

What you'll learn

  • how to better manage your time using lean principles, so you can get the most out of each day and accomplish all of the things you want to do—for a better life at work and at home

Course Description

The Time Management course explores time management, and participants quickly learn that it has very little to do with time. We start by examining the big picture and long-term goals, then drill down, giving students powerful methods to handle all of the things that enter their world. We look at how to eliminate waste and how to handle time-wasters such as emails, phone calls, drop-in visitors, and meetings. We also talk about the biggest time waster on the planet and how to avoid it.

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the “big picture” of your life, and short and long term goals for your life and work
  • Describe and implement a time management system based on lean principles, and tie the “big picture” of your life and work into this system
  • Identify—and eliminate or modify—all of the time-wasters in your life and work

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About the Author

Brent Darnell earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1981 and began his own construction career. He was an MEP Coordinator and Senior Project Manager on complicated projects like the Brook Army Medical Center and housing for the 1996 Summer Olympic Village. Because of these first-hand experiences, Brent speaks with a deep understanding of his audience and the problems they commonly face. His passion is to transform the industry into one that is more collaborative, more relationship is driven, and more fun.

The impact of Brent’s unique programs spans the globe and his clients include Skanska, Kiewit, Balfour Beatty, Clark, Manhattan, McCarthy, Heery, Beck, Barton Malow, Batson Cook, Granite, Brasfield & Gorrie, Jacobsen Construction, the AGC, ABC, DBIA, COAA, CMAA. He is also an adjunct professor at Auburn, Penn State, and Virginia Tech, teaching emotional intelligence and people skills to their technical students.

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