THE BEST OF THE MARSHALL MEMO

How to energize leadership, teaching, and learning in 22 key areas

Managing Time for Impact:

Selected Memo Summaries

Interruptions and distractions are constantly pulling administrators away from the core work of instructional leadership. This selection of Marshall Memo summaries provides ideas and strategies for deciding on the right priorities, developing systems for time management and delegation, and handling workflow. 

Questions to consider:
  • Which leadership tasks have the biggest impact on teaching and learning?
  • How can school leaders make time for what’s most important?
  • How can leaders be accessible without taking on everyone else’s problems?

Here's the table of contents:
 

Managing Time for Impact


Priorities

  1. Valuable work, necessary work, and waste work
  2. Ten keys to managing time and priorities
  3. Spending more time on the right stuff and less time on the wrong stuff

Systems

  1. Defining and protecting school leaders' core work
  2. Managers: don't let subordinates delegate work to you!

Techniques

  1. Mastering workflow
  2. The psychology of procrastination
  3. The virtues of single-tasking

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