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Managing Multiple Priorities


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This is an era of belt-tightening in which shrinking budgets are part of a long-term, not a cyclical, phenomenon. Many career professionals today are asked and expected to do more while not being afforded any greater organizational resources; such efforts can take their toll. Learn breakthrough processes in managing multiple priorities, including hand tools, power tools, and cerebral tools; the multiple-priority grid system; techniques for conditioning your environment; managing interruptions; mastering your to-do list; and other methods that enable you to achieve notable results.

Jeff Davidson is "The Work-Life Balance Expert®," a preeminent time management authority, the author of 56 mainstream books, and an electrifying professional speaker, making 778 presentations since 1985 to clients such as Kaiser Permanente, IBM, American Express, Lufthansa, Swissotel, America Online, Re/Max, USAA, Worthington Steel, and the World Bank.

He is the author of "Breathing Space," and "Simpler Living," and his 60 Second Series with Adams Media, including the 60-Second Organizer, 60-Second Self-Starter, and 60-Second Innovator, are popular titles in China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Poland, Spain, France, and Brazil.

Jeff has been widely quoted in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, and USA Today. Cited by Sharing Ideas Magazine as a "Consummate Speaker," Jeff believes that career professionals today in all industries have a responsibility to achieve their own sense of work-life balance, and he supports that quest through his websites and through 24 iPhone Apps:

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Managing Multiple Priorities

  1. 1. Too Many Priorities?* When Did Life Get So ComplexJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  2. 2. Why Do Tasks Pile Up?Priorities not well-established Hidden agendasDistractions and interruptions ProcrastinationUnnecessary correspondence Lack of feedbackDisorganization, lost items Taking on too muchLack of adequate staffing Unclear objectivesWaiting for information Conflicting deadlinesUnproductive meetings Poor schedulingInability to say "NO” Poor listeningUnrealistic time frames Poor delegationPoor communications PerfectionismNegative attitudes ErrorsJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  3. 3. ½ hour in 24 hours =hour in 24 hours =½ year in 24 years =year in 24 years =1 year in 48 years1 year in 48 yearsJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  4. 4. You’ve been working long and hard.Be good to yourself.Jeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  5. 5. Control Your Spaces* MTBJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  6. 6. ConditioningYourEnvironmentEmployingMultipleStationsManaging the BeforehandManaging the BeforehandJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  7. 7. Jeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  8. 8. Completions* Olivia’s way* Seminar A and Seminar B* Criss-Crossing the U.S.Jeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  9. 9. This day is unique; it willonly occur once. Cherish it.Jeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  10. 10. This day is unique; it willonly occur once. Cherish it.Jeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996