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Urgent vs. Important Tasks: Making The Most of Your Time

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This talk was presented at Aerial Services, Inc. in Cedar Falls for employees. Much of the discussion focuses on the 4 Quadrants gleamed from Steven Covey's teachings. Additional comment is made on saying "no" to tasks, etc.

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Urgent vs. Important Tasks: Making The Most of Your Time

  1. 1. You could land this way... but there are other options.
  2. 2. Putting First Things First Mini-Planning Exercise
  3. 3. Putting First Things First Mini-Planning Exercise 1. What are the most important things to you, your first things?
  4. 4. Putting First Things First Mini-Planning Exercise 1. What are the most important things to you, your first things? 2. What tasks, related to your first things, do you know without a doubt, if done consistently and well, would allow you to reach superb results?
  5. 5. Day to day, too much to think about.
  6. 6. tasks Alot of
  7. 7. Which are your tasks? What is the difference?
  8. 8. Urgent vs. important matrix
  9. 9. Crisis all the time... Quadrant II Quadrant I Results: •Stress •Burnout Quadrant IV •Crisis management •Always putting out fires Quadrant III
  10. 10. Short-term, victim, flag in the wind Quadrant I Quadrant II Quadrant III Results: •Short-term focus •Crisis management Quadrant IV •Reputation-chameleon character •See goals and plans as worthless •Feels victimized, out of control •Shallow or broken relationships
  11. 11. Totally irresponsible Quadrant I Quadrant II Quadrant III Quadrant IV Results: •Total irresponsibility •Fired from jobs •Dependent on others or institutions for basics
  12. 12. Focusing on important Quadrant I Quadrant II Results: •Vision, perspective •Balance •Discipline •Control •Less crisis
  13. 13. What does your matrix look like? Quadrant I Quadrant II Quadrant I Quadrant II Quadrant III Quadrant IV Quadrant III Quadrant IV Quadrant I Quadrant II Quadrant I Quadrant II Quadrant III Quadrant IV Quadrant III Quadrant IV
  14. 14. Urgent vs. important matrix
  15. 15. Balance?
  16. 16. #1
  17. 17. #2 Get Your Tasks Down On Paper
  18. 18. #3 Your Roles Your Goals Your Mission
  19. 19. #4
  20. 20. Only part of the story... The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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