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Half a Time Zone

July 8th, 2014  | 

Published in Strategic Planning

Our family recently returned from a wonderful trip to Australia and New Zealand.

While there, I spoke to several groups of CEOs for TEC Australia. We traveled to Adelaide where I’d been invited to speak by TEC Chair Adrian Geering. Upon our arrival, we discovered the local time was neither an hour ahead nor behind other Australian time zones: there was a 30-minute difference.

This so-called “offset” in Adelaide also occurs in some sections of India, Canada and a handful of other places, but it was the first time I’d experienced it.

The time difference prompted me to think about how I would use an extra 30 minutes in my day.

What activities can you eliminate to free 30 minutes in your day for more important priorities?

About the Author: Greg Bustin is an executive coach, consultant and speaker who has delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. Greg advises leaders at some of the world’s most admired companies, and his views about leadership have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, Leader to Leader, and other major publications. He’s written five leadership books. His newest book, How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices (Sourcebooks), examines decision-making in history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies. How Leaders Decide


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