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Construction Genius

Sep 1, 2020

As a construction executive, devoting all or much of your time to work is normal. After all, you need to adhere to some strict schedules and deadlines.But what you don’t realize is that in putting yourself under immense pressure, you may be on the path to emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion.

In this fast-paced environment, you may feel the need to do everything all at once in as little amount of time as possible. However, the tighter your schedule becomes, the more rushed everything seems to be, the harder it is for you to make rational decisions. 

In this week’s Construction Genius episode, we examine the daily routine of one of the best commanders in World War II, Field Marshal and 1st Viscount William Slim, and apply the lessons that we learn to our daily lives.

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Tune in to this episode.

What’s Discussed in This Episode:

  1. Leisure is time free from the demands of work or duty [01:38]
    • Why it’s so important for leaders to have leisure [02:12]
  2. Recollecting William Slim’s daily routine [03:43]
  3. You need to have a small buffer after waking up to prep you for the day [05:33]
  4. Spend time in casual and social interactions with your staff [06:09]
  5. Keep your finger on the pulse of the operations [07:55]
  6. The best work gets done from 6 AM to 12 NN [08:58]
  7. Devote your afternoon for important but not-so-urgent matters [10:38]
  8. Take a break from the daily grind and exercise [11:57]
  9. There’s a time to be alone and a time to be with others [13:53]
  10. Make sure to get enough undisturbed sleep [14:58]
  11. Why you need to free up some of your time, leader or not [16:07]
  12. 7 steps in incorporating leisure time to your schedule [19:00]


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