“To get what weve never had,we must do what we’ve neverdone.” Anonymous
Objectives Explore key concepts related to setting goals and managing priorities. Develop and write individual goals. Describe the importance of time management. Define a strategy to set priorities. Identify steps to overcome barriers to effective time management.
Activity A quick activity to establish if barriers exist that keep you from setting effective goals. On a piece of paper write the numbers 1-10 vertically with the following words at the top of your page. Nearly Always Sometimes Rarely1 ______________ ________ ______
Nearly Always Sometimes Rarely1. I write down my goals.2. I express my goals in specific, measurableterms that are achievable.3. I visualize my goals.4. My large goals are in manageable parts.5. I evaluate my progress of my goals on a regular basis.6. I have personal rewards when I reach my goals.
Count up the number of times you responded and multiply that by the number provided here# of Nearly Always x 3 =_____# of Sometimes x 2 =_____# of Rarely x 1 =_____Then add the numbers together for a total score.The higher the score the more effective you are at setting goals. Highest score = 18
Lesson Learned about Goals Olympic runners who want to run a race must have the finish line in mind. The athlete focuses on the prize as he or she endures the rigorous training. As the athlete enters the race they focus on the finish line and how they will feel when they break through the crossing tape. This is where you need to begin…with the finish line in mind.
Guidelines Think of a goal that will enhance or improve your school experience. Then make it SMART (SMART goals established by Peter Drucker). SMART Goals – Specific – Measurable – Action-oriented – Realistic & Relevant – Time bound
SMART Goals Specific-answers who, what, when, where, and why. Measurable-answers How much? or How many? Action-oriented-goal statements include an action verb such as increase, complete, conduct, attain, achieve, and/or maintain. Realistic and Relevant-breaking down larger goals into more realistic and manageable components that are appropriate. Time-Bound-specific schedule of milestones.
SMART Goal An example of a goal that is NOT a SMART goal: I want to lose weight. SMART goal would read: “I want to lose 15 lbs by March 29th, 2013. I will walk briskly with my dog a half hour daily and I will eat food that is not processed and eat mostly fruits and vegetables five times a week.
Activity- Write your own goal Take five minutes to write 1 or 2 of your own goals.
At 211 degrees water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water, comes stream, and stream that can power a locomotive. Raising the temperature of water by just one degree means the difference between something that is simply very hot and something that generates enough force to power a machine. Sam Parker and Mac Abderson ________________________________________ This metaphor is here to assist you to push yourself to make that extra effort as you complete your D.N.P. program.
Time Management Everyone is concerned about time or the use of time.
If you’re like most people coming back to school-you: Never have enough time to do everything that you need to do. You are literally swamped with work, personal responsibilities, and now school. There are a multitude of things in your life you want to successfully accomplished …but where are you going to find the time.
Only a few years ago there were only a handfulof books that referenced the concept of “TimeManagement.”Today there are hundreds all designed toimprove time management.This module will look at one concept for timemanagement from First Things First.
Time Management Myths Time can be managed A calendar and task list will take care of it Multitasking
“Set priorities for your goals. A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed, the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.“ – Robert J. Mckain
First Things First builds on the following ideas To look at your goals and time not from a clock point of reference but from a compass view point. The clock view looks at your commitments appointments, schedules, goals activities …how you manage your time. The compass outlook focuses on your vision, values, principles, mission direction – what you feel is important. When there is a gap between the two that is when you will feel like all you are doing is dealing with crisis. In the book First Things First, Covey et al. has defined how to move toward efficiency and control with your time.
Looking at Your Time Keep track of your time for the next week.On a piece of paper draw a square and divide the square into four equal areas.After a week of tracking your activities fill in where you spend your time using the time matrix on the next slide.
The Time MatrixCovey, Merrill, & Merrill (1994)
Examples of What Each Quadrant Represents Quadrant IV (Not Urgent and Not Important): Watching TV, mindless web browsing, looking over your junk mail-interruptions. Quadrant III (Urgent and Not Important): Texting someone about stuff-distractions. Quadrant II (Not Urgent and Important): My health, my D.N.P. program, relationships-critical activities. Quadrant I (Urgent and Important): Crying baby, a paper that is due tonight-important activities.
Move into Quadrant II You want to spend your time in Quadrant II rather than Quadrant I where you are always putting out fires or Quadrant III where the activities you are spending time with are not important. Quadrant IV is an area in your life you need to give up until you finish your D.N.P. program Quadrant II is the quadrant Manage Focus of quality and Minimize Avoid personal leadership.
Summary“Being busy does not always mean real work.The object of all work is production oraccomplishment and to either of these endsthere must be forethought, system, planning,intelligence, and honest purpose, as well asperspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” - Thomas Edison
References Covey, S. R., Merrill, A. R., & Merrill, R.R. (1994). First Things First. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster. http://Office.Microsoft.com Parker, S. & Anderson, M. (2006). 212 the extra degree. Naperville, IL: Simple Truths.