I have shared in other posts that time management is the most popular agenda item for discussion with lawyers I coach. I bet it is something most of you want to learn as well.
Recently a group I coach asked me to talk about time management at one of their quarterly meetings. I talked about attitude, motivation, and how to make time for their client development and their own career development.
Then, I put the lawyers into three groups and asked them to discuss these 10 questions:
- What motivates you to make time for client development?
- Why should you set goals?
- What is the most important element of effective goals?
- What are the most important elements of an effective business or development plan?
- How much non-billable time do you believe you should spend this year on your own development and on client development?
- How can you best spend that non-billable time?
- What are methods you use to make time for client development?
- What is the best way to hold yourself accountable?
- What should you be doing now on client development that will pay the greatest return over the next several years of your career?
- What are potential client development activities can you do each and every day?