A New Way to Schedule Your Workweek

The key to an effective weekly calendar is pessimism

Illustration: Simoul Alva

As a time-management consultant, I see a lot of schedules — so I know what I’m talking about when I say that Catherine Gillespie’s schedule was a work of art.

Gillespie, a strategy consultant, tracked her time for me last year as part of a time-makeover project I recently led. She was…