Prioritizing your Time
“Time is money,” as the saying goes. Do we “spend it” on priority tasks or does it just slip out of our hands? Do we know, as Roosevelt said, how to discern the urgent from the important? In this course we will see how to become masters of our time again. Choosing our priorities according to our values, defining them in SMART objectives, planning them with lucidity and daring to say no to any request that does not meet our priorities.
Our day is so often filled up with emergencies and demands that we rarely have the chance to get our heads out of the grindstone and ask ourselves an essential question. What are my priorities? What do I want to invest my time in first? In this video we will see that we have a much greater amount of time than we think, and that just like the old NSPA professor, we just need to define our personal and professional big rocks.
Seneca said, “There is no favorable wind for those who do not know where they are going.» Do you have SMART objectives – measurable, ambitious, realistic, a target towards which you can project and direct your action in the field?
Having a vision and defining it into a strategy is certainly an essential step. The next step will be to translate your vision into concrete actions and to define the monitoring indicators of your preset objectives
In this video we will see how we can formulate our objectives, how to negotiate them and the key questions to ask ourselves before committing.
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David Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States of America is quoted as saying: “What is important is rarely urgent and what is urgent is rarely important.
Eisenhower’s matrix was developed from this quote as a way to help people prioritize their duties. How? By discerning what is urgent and important.
Some of us have an internal planning instinct that works extremely well. They don’t need a daily written schedule to be organized and efficient. They know where to start and instinctively know how long it takes to complete a task and finish a project. They have a little gem of an internal clock.
For others, prioritization and weekly or even daily planning are indispensable tools to avoid getting lost and gain efficiency in their projects. In this video we will see why we should plan and how to plan.
Many conflicts emerge because we do not know how to set boundaries. We don’t know how to say no like adults because we lack the self-confidence. Or we say no too late or too aggressively, so conflict erupts.
In this video we will first see why we don’t dare to say no, then how to say no to a request and finally how to say no to an attitude that doesn’t suit us.
Do you want to be more efficient at work?
Have a clear vision of the 5 laws of time : Murphy’s Law, Parkinson’s Law, Carlson’s Law, Illich’s Law, and Pareto’s Law?
These laws will change the way you plan and organize your work.