greg bustin executive leadership blog

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 advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.


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