Does the work you do actually matter?

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We all want to feel like the work we do is important. But how can you make sure the contributions you make at work are the ones that move your company and your career forward?

To do work that is important (not just the work that *feels* important) you've got to communicate and learn a ninja-like focus your time and your goals effectively. Learn how to communicate up, prioritize correctly, and make sure that the most important work for your team is identified, accomplished, and rewarded.

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Does the work you do actually matter?

  1. 1. does the work you do actually matter? Tuesday, February 4, 14
  2. 2. we all want to feel like the work we do is important Tuesday, February 4, 14
  3. 3. it seems like it works image source: http://karmadecay.com/r/pics/comments/ft1ev/fuck_yeah_tu Tuesday, February 4, 14
  4. 4. but it doesn’t work image source: http://themetapicture.com/yup-its-flooded/ Tuesday, February 4, 14
  5. 5. instant gratification & tasks we like http://www.someecards.com/workplace-cards/im-not-convinced-weve-wasted Tuesday, February 4, 14
  6. 6. it’s a three step process communicating up monday ninja planning session Tuesday, February 4, 14 get communication down
  7. 7. your boss has no idea what you do all day Tuesday, February 4, 14
  8. 8. nobody succeeds in the gray area Tuesday, February 4, 14
  9. 9. share your priorities image source: http://puppyintraining.com/working-breed-siberian-husky-pu Tuesday, February 4, 14
  10. 10. surface problems and ask for help http://im9.eu/picture/funny-pictures-if-you-want-my-help-dawg-i-m-gonna-need-the-full-story Tuesday, February 4, 14
  11. 11. your boss has always known you aren’t perfect you weren’t fooling them Tuesday, February 4, 14
  12. 12. you need to learn your manager’s priorities Tuesday, February 4, 14
  13. 13. we can’t read minds http://maxseesmovies.blogspot.com/2011/12/10-wizard-of-oz.html Tuesday, February 4, 14
  14. 14. the endless stream of ideas Tuesday, February 4, 14
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  17. 17. how to ask good questions Tuesday, February 4, 14
  18. 18. how to ask good questions “what should I be working on this week?” Tuesday, February 4, 14
  19. 19. how to ask good questions “what should I be working on this week?” “I am thinking of working on X, Y, and Z. Do these sound like the right priorities to you?” Tuesday, February 4, 14
  20. 20. monday ninja planning session Tuesday, February 4, 14
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  22. 22. 1. Set aside 10-30 minutes every monday Tuesday, February 4, 14
  23. 23. 1. Set aside 10-30 minutes every monday 2. Think about the week’s goals Tuesday, February 4, 14
  24. 24. 1. Set aside 10-30 minutes every monday 2. Think about the week’s goals 3. Outline the steps to achieve each goal Tuesday, February 4, 14
  25. 25. 1. Set aside 10-30 minutes every monday 2. Think about the week’s goals 3. Outline the steps to achieve each goal 4. Create milestones in your work Tuesday, February 4, 14
  26. 26. communicating up monday ninja planning session Tuesday, February 4, 14 get communication down
  27. 27. does the work you do matter? yes! Tuesday, February 4, 14
  28. 28. thanks! @katestull https://popforms.com http://katestull.com Tuesday, February 4, 14
  29. 29. thanks! @katestull https://popforms.com http://katestull.com Tuesday, February 4, 14

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