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The week of Mar. 20, 2017 Archive 
 

Time Management is Life Management

By Elizabeth McDaid, SVP, Leadership & Management Resources

Despite what the song tells us, time may not be on your side. As one of our most limited resources, mastering your use of time is essential to your success.

A recent article in Entrepreneur Magazine tells us that time management will not only improve your productivity, but it can have an additional bonus of health benefits by reducing stress and increasing overall quality of life. Since rarely do great things come from a rushed and harried schedule, gaining control of your time is an important competency. Here are some basic tenants that the article’s author Matt Mayberry suggests:
  1. Lay the foundation for effectively managing your time by ensuring that you schedule enough time for sleep, eat a healthy diet and make time to exercise.
  2. Identify and evaluate how you are currently spending your time. For example, could you use your commute time to listen to a business audio book or podcast?
  3. Say no to non-essential tasks and prioritize the ones of extreme value. Not all goals are created equal. Be sure to keep your main goal in mind and don’t become distracted by less important tasks.
  4. Dedicate time blocks and limit distractions – Put yourself in the environment that makes you most effective, whether it’s listening to music with earbuds or working in silence. Be sure to go to your work “happy” place.
  5. Never hesitate to take a break if needed. Breaks help you stay productive and keep you feeling refreshed and focused. Managing your time means managing your life!
To read more about time management as life management, click here.

If this is a topic you or a colleague want to explore further, check out our Virtual Workshop on Organization and Time Management Strategies, which begins April 3.


  
 

New ACA Legislation Updates Announced

Our ACA Reform Legislation Tracker has been updated as of March 14. Click here to see the newly reflected proposals. Our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson is tracking all legislative proposals to reform the ACA that impact The Council's priority healthcare issues and will continue to keep you up to date.


House Committee Approves Three Health Care-Related Bills

On March 8, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved three health care bills: the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, the Self-Insurance Protection Act and the Small Business Health Fairness Act. All three were adopted by the Committee without substantive amendment. Further discussion of the bills can be found here.
 


  
 

Jenn Urso, Vice President, Strategic Resources: Tapping telehealth for complex cases, Modern Healthcare

Joe Arnold, Assistant Director, Membership Development: Repeal and Replace: What Would Reagan Do? The Wall Street Journal

Michael Kanick, Digital Marketing Strategist: This is what it’s like answering all those phone calls to Congress, The Washington Post
 
 
Mar. 28-30               Broker Smackdown West (Napa Valley, CA)

Apr. 3-17                 Virtual Workshop: Organizational Skills (online)
 

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