Much appreciated GetTogether Session on Overrated Time Management

Posted on July 07th, 2015

For the second year in a row the scene for our annual pré summer GetTogether session, that is tradidionally ended with a BBQ, was hotel “Bloemenlust” in Wetteren. The theme for the evening was time management, or rather the overrating of time management. For this subject we invited Johan Dhaeseleer, who is one of the most known time management experts from Belgium.

We picked Tuesday June 23th 2015 as date for this GetTogether event and that seemed to be a good choice given about 30 attendees. Or was it the reputation of the famous hotel “Bloemenlust” BBQ that attrackted the crowd? Anyway, it turned out to be a very pleasend evening.

Of course our keynote speaker Johan Dhaeseleer (Trainer, consultant, coach in personal effectiveness) had a big part in the success of this event. He convinced us during his presentation that to master our todo lists working even more hours is not an option. But rather we need a strong concentration and an open vision to reconcile the time management paradox.

As a knowledge worker Johan Daeseleer puts forward, you have short term and long term projects/tasks on your plate. The combination of these two types gives you the feeling your work and your life feels as if: your days are too short a full mailbox and your filled head keeps you away from what is important to you the time you have for your passion is becoming less, you hear yourself say, too much to your liking, that you have forgotten something again you have trouble getting the long and short time reconciled.

A much appreciated group exercise/experiment confronted the audience with the so called time management paradox. A lot of questions from the public challenged Johan on his sometimes bold statements but in the end he convinced everyone that we hold key to time management success ourselfs.

The gourmet part of the evening – a full blown BBQ buffet – complemented what we can call one of the best GetTogether events in years. The staff of hotel “Bloemenlust” once again spoiled us with delicious roasted meat and fish, fresh vegetables, pastas and accompanying drinks. Close to midnight the last pint was served.

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