I Crises, deadlines, meetings II Planning, empowerment, creativity, strategy. This is the most important quadrant. III Quadrant of deception. Interruptions, emails, some meetings and projects that don't really need your attention. IV The escape quadrant. Wasting time. Where you run if you spend most of your time in quadrant I. Surfing the net, gossip, etc.
1. papers, reading materials, notes, emails, mental notes that should be written/typed, etc 2. clarify, think, decide what is to be done, what steps are to be taken, ask the who, what, when, where, and most importantly, whys? 3. using any system that works for YOU, but keep it SIMPLE 4. and often, or your brain will take this job back for you, and obsess over it. “if you don't give appropriate attention to what has your attention it will take more of your attention than it deserves” david allen “getting things done” 5. work from your schedule or to do list. Deal with anything in your email inbox immediately, and only twice a day. Things that only require one step to accomplish should be dealt with directly. Things that require multiple steps, should be put in a calendar to be dealt with at an appropriate time and place, when time permits. Things that aren't important, shouldn't be done at all. Period.
1. Current to do list – emails, calls, memos, errands, files. 2. Inventory of projects and all things that you have commitments to finish that take more than one step. 3.What's your job? Areas of focus or responsibility. What's your job responsibility and moreover what are your responsibilities in life? Taking care of your body, service, artistic expression, relationships, etc. 4.Where's you job going? What are your 6 mo to 1 yr goals for your job or yourself? What would you like to see yourself accomplish short term? 5. Where is your company going? How will that effect your position within your company? 6. Is this the job and lifestyle you want? What is your purpose here on this earth? How does your position help you fulfill this purpose? Are you happy within your career?
Time Management Presentation for King Ventures by Heather (Enriquez) Girten
“What would be the use of immortality to aperson who cannot use well a half an hour.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who is responsible for wasting my time? “Time management is really a misnomer. The challenge is not to manage time, but ourselves.” -Stephen Covey Be proactive! That space between stimulus and response = choice. You are in charge of your actions. Take control, be focused, and time will be on your side.
Where do I start? Due Soon Not Due Soon Important I IINot Important III IV
Take Control 1.Collect 2.Process3.Organize 4.Review 5.Do
Focus 1.Action Items 2.Projects3.Areas of Responsibility 4.Goals 5.Vision 6.Purpose
“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.” -Marie Beyon Ray
Useful References7 Habits of Highly Effective People and First Things First by Stephen Covey Getting Things Done by David Allen The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch Do It Tomorrow by Mark Forster