Mastering Time & Organization
(Increasing Your Personal Productivity)
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, said: "I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent."
He recognized that great time management means being effective as well as efficient. In other words, we must spend our time on things that are important and not just the ones that are urgent. To do this, and to minimize the stress of having too many tight deadlines, we need to understand this distinction:
Important activities have an outcome that leads to us achieving our goals, whether these are professional or personal.
Urgent activities demand immediate attention, and are usually associated with achieving someone else's goals. They are often the ones we concentrate on and they demand attention because the consequences of not dealing with them are immediate.
When we know which activities are important and which are urgent, we can overcome the natural tendency to focus on unimportant urgent activities, so that we can clear enough time to do what's essential for our success. This is the way we move from "firefighting" into a position where we can grow our businesses and our careers.
This one-day interactive workshop will address the following areas
How You Will Benefit
Identify & create solutions for time-wasters
Setting realistic goals and objectives to get things done
Plan your day to accomplish what is important
Understand how technology affects your ability to accomplish your goals
Identify where you are spending time wisely and how you are wasting time
Reorder your activities to make the best use of your time and increase your productivity
What You Will Cover
Organizing and prioritizing to get more done
Getting out of crisis mode and focusing on what's important
Mastering the planning process
Using scheduling to stay on track
Managing your environment
Dealing with interruptions
Using technology efficiently
Time tips to be more productive