The Eisenhower Matrix
Having appreciated the necessity of prioritising the important the pertinent question then becomes identifying what is and what is not.
Our personal preferred method is the Eisenhower Matrix. As both the 34th president of the United States and Supreme Commander of the allied forces during World War Two, Dwight Eisenhower spent a lifetime making tough decisions and developed the matrix as a means to differentiate between what is urgent and what is important.
Owning Your Diary
If you are struggling at work we recommend unequivocally that before you do anything else you make time for time management. Below is a link to our Time to Lead material, supplementary to Section 2 of the Growth Leaders program. The presentation is password protected and available to those on the program. It is an expansion on the techniques mentioned there as well as a full explanation of The 7 Steps you should take to ensure you are making time for the crucial work that matters.
Download the Time to Lead Presentation