The May issue of Harvard Business Review contains a great article in the ‘Managing Yourself’ section covering “six principles for a more productive work life”. The principles are from Robert C Pozen and a summary of his longer form interviews which appeared on the HBR blog. The interviews are well worth reading in full as is the article but here are the six principles;
1. Know your comparative advantage
2. It’s not the time you spend but the results you produce
3. Think first, read or write second
4. Prepare your plan, but be ready to change it
5. Let others own their space
6. Keep things short and simple
I’ve said it before – HBR is a must read.