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Time management strategies for women executives
What is the greatest time draining activity in which executives participate? Golfing? Tennis? Drinks with clients? Nope! It is the never ending stream of never limited meetings. Sometimes there are meetings to plan the next meeting. Meetings that are unorganized and unproductive are a complete waste of time.
The following are a few good time management skills for women executives and women business owners to help eliminate the stream of meetings and create an unstoppable productive workforce:
Marketers have been using logic and emotion for years in selling their products and services. So how does this work?
It's all about the decision making process and the triggers that make a difference between yes or no. Sometimes these triggers can be impulses, or they are coupled with logic or they relate to your emotions.
Emotion is when you buy based on what they desire to possess - not on what you think. Although, your desires are present on a very deep level, you are still capable of feeling them and being aware of their existence. Emotions have a hard-fought impact on your buying decision.
Logic is how you use your mind to justify what you want. For instance, I am buying this car because it gets good gas mileage and has a terrific warranty (logic). I am buying this car because I look really good in red and my hair looks brilliant with the top down (emotion).
So what separates the 'made' deals from the 'broken' deals?
You're walking into the boardroom. All eyes are on you. You take a seat. Take a deep breath and WHAM - now you're on. What's next?
Every day leaders are made, deals get sealed, and negotiations fall through.. So what separates the 'made' deals from the 'broken' deals?
Following these simple yet forgotten 'seal the deal' business negotiation strategies for women business owners:
There are 6 myths that I will bust (no pun intended!) about women and influence
And here they are:
1. The White Knight Myth.
This is the idea that women are only influential because of their husband, family, or others outside of themselves. Men and some women believe that this is the only road for a woman to pursue her goals AND accomplish them.
Reality: Women are influential in spite of their husband, family or others. Women are influential because of what's inside them.
Do I delegate or do it myself?
If you're a small business owner or entrepreneur then you've probably struggled with this age-old question: 'Do I delegate or do it myself?'
In the beginning of a business, women business owners may delegate but we often feel we have to do everything. There are many reasons for this way of thinking and they are as follows:
- We don't have the money (this is a valid reason)
- We don't have the time to teach someone else.
- We don't really know what we should delegate to someone else.
- We're too busy to even realize we need to hand off some of our work.
- We feel independent and want to 'go it alone.'
- We don't want to give up control (this is a huge one that people fear)