Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time Management Magic by Lee Cockerell

This was a great book. Although it is based on an analog system instead of a digital system, it delivers great insight into the skills necessary to maintain sanity in your world.

Lee Cockrell is someone who inspired me in the past and continues to do so today.  His previous  book "Creating Magic" changed my management style and helped me to identify a truly great leader and more importantly, how to become one myself.  As I stated earlier, Cockrell uses an analog approach and uses a Daytimer which he hand writes into instead of an app like OmniFocus, Things, or TodoIst. There are studies that show that someone that writes things out has a better retention and comprehension of the subject matter.  Although I agree with the study regarding writing things down manually, I cannot see myself doing away with my sacred OmniFocus apps (macOS and IOS). I live and die by OmniFocus.

Cockerell was the EVP at Walt Disney World and had over 40k people reporting to him.  Disney created an institute around Cockerells methods.  They teach world leaders and corporations at the institute.

I highly recommend this book for anyone trying to get organized and get things done without procrastinating or dropping the ball. It will put things into perspective from Cockrells point of view about goals, priorities and getting things done. I have already applied some of the techniques and merged into my existing workflow and I have already started to bare the fruits of his wisdom.  It is not a very long book at all.  But it is replete with excellent pointers.

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Emerge Publishing (October 8, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 194312731X
ISBN-13: 978-1943127313