7 Leadership Quotes on LSU’s Les Miles With 16 Time Management Facts

How many times have you said “There is just not enough hours in a day” this week alone?  If you’re like me, quite a bit.  There has been much discussion recently about LSU head coach Les Miles and his ability to manage time well. 

The following are quotes about Les Miles from ESPN’s Gameday and additional facts about time management in general.  I hope they help you.

LSU and head coach Les Miles

  1. The responsibility of managing the back-end of the game is mine.” – Les Miles.  Leaders, managing time is YOUR responsibility.
  2. All of us exist under a deadline.
  3. All games (and work days) come down to clock management.
  4. Time management is the core of anyone’s success.
  5. “Les Miles is 57-15.  They find a way to win.” – Chris Fowler
  6. “Have you ever seen a head coach win 80% of his games, win a SEC Championship, and a national championship be under so much scrutiny?” – Kirk Herbstreit
  7. He wins because of defense.” – Lee Corso

The following are additional facts about time management from www.balancetime.com.

  1. The average working person spends less than 2 minutes per day in meaningful communication with their spouse or “significant other”.
  2. The average working person spends less than 30 seconds a day in meaningful communication with their children.
  3. The average person uses 13 different methods to control and manage their time.
  4. The average person gets 1 interruption every 8 minutes, or approximately 7 an hour, or 50-60 per day. The average interruption takes 5 minutes, totaling about 4 hours or 50% of the average workday. 80% of those interruptions are typically rated as “little value” or “no value” creating approximately 3 hours of wasted time per day.
  5. On an average day, there are 17 million meetings in America.
  6. 20% of the average workday is spent on “crucial” and “important” things, while 80% of the average workday is spent on things that have “little value” or “no value”.
  7. The average worker sends and receives 190 messages per day
  8. Taking 5 minutes per day, 5 days per week to improve one’s job will create 1,200 little improvements to a job over a 5 year period.
  9. The average worker spends 35 minutes per day commuting.
  10. Good time managers do not allocate their time to those who “demand” it, but rather, to those who “deserve” it.  Leaders, who receives your time?
  11. The most powerful word in our Time Management vocabulary is “no”.
  12. It almost always takes twice as long to complete a task as what we originally thought it would take.
  13. 1 hour of planning will save 10 hours of doing.
  14. 78% of workers in America wish they had more time to “smell the roses”.
  15. 49% of workers in America complain that they are on a treadmill.
  16. By taking 1 hour per day for independent study, 7 hours per week, 365 hours in a year, one can learn at the rate of a full-time student. In 3-5 years, the average person can become an expert in the topic of their choice, by spending only one hour per day.

Leaders, have these facts made you think about making changes in the area of time management?  Let us know.

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About Brian Dodd on Leadership

I am a church stewardship and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. This blog combines my personal passions of church, sports, pop culture and family into a single leadership resource. I trust your time on this site will create conversations and add value to your life.

15 Responses to “7 Leadership Quotes on LSU’s Les Miles With 16 Time Management Facts”

  1. Thank you for sharing this information. You guided me well

  2. Keep working on more info for your blog, great job!

  3. I enjoyed reading this post, I was just wanting to know do you trade featured articles or blog posts? I’m constantly in search of someone to make trades with and simply thought I might ask.

    • I usually don’t trade posts. However, if your readers could benefit from some my posts, feel free to utilize them. Just include a link back to this site. I appreciate your interest and hope you keep reading and commenting. Thanks, Brian

  4. My brother and I have been just discussing this particular very topic, he is frequently looking to prove me wrong. Your view on this is perfect and just how I really feel. I recently mailed my brother this site to show him your own view. Right after looking over your blog I added and will be coming back to read your updates!

  5. whtdeysay RT @briankdodd ‎7 Leadership #Quotes on LSU’s Les Miles With 16 Time Management Facts http//wp.me/pVReH-un is a must read l#eaders #pa…

  6. @chels I know what you mean, its hard to find good help these days. People now days just don’t have the work ethic they used to have. I mean consider whoever wrote this post, they must have been working hard to write that good and it took a good bit of their time I am sure. I work with people who couldn’t write like this if they tried, and getting them to try is hard enough as it is.

  7. I love the point re “1 hour of planning saves 10 hours of doing”! If you take the time to plan you avoid wasting your time with unproductive actions & helps you to stay focused too.

    I am actually going to get up earlier to put this into practice!

    Thanks you, Brian!!

  8. NYC_CoachO Excellent post, Brian! –> RT @BrianKDodd: 7 Leadership Quotes on LSU’s Les Miles With 16 Time Management Facts : http://wp.me/pVReH-un


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