Monday, January 08, 2018

What Is 'Executive Time?'

Trump's schedule is mostly filled with something they are calling "executive time." This was a new phrase for me so I went back to see how it was used before the appearance of our toddler-in-chief.

"Executive time" is CEO-speak for free time, those times in a chief executive's schedule where he has nothing planned. No meetings, no important phone calls, and no golf, just nothing specific to do. A truly busy executive has little such free time making what little they have a rare treat.

For many executives, free time is really play time when they browse the internet or schmooze with buddies. Since Trump doesn't read, he is not using his free time productively. Trump is known to spend much of his play time watching television, even watching TV during meetings. He is also known for calling up old friends so they can tell him how wonderful he is.

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