The Essentialist Project Manager

When I first picked up “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown, I was reading it to help me work on managing my time.  I had become over-committed to many things – full time job, sessional instructor at the Haskayne School of Business, volunteer work, mentoring, mentee-ing – all over and above family life.  I wasn’t spending much time with my wife, I hadn’t seen my friends in weeks, I wasn’t spending any time on my fitness, and I was constantly running from one meeting to the next while trying to keep 4 projects on track.  Something had to give before I was totally burned out.

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