Workshop Outline

Managing Me is a personal productivity program that helps teams and individuals do more with less, reduce overwhelm and carve out more time for their true priorities. Case studies, exercises and games make this a highly engaging and practical workshop.

Building the Foundation:

  • Stepping back and identifying our true priorities.
  • The Priority Wheel exercise: clarifying where we’re at and what needs to change.

Getting focused and on track (planning):

  • Doing the Priority Map exercise. Creating 30 day objectives that are aligned with long term strategic priorities.
  • Helping rubber meet the road. Best practices of weekly/ daily planning that will help us carve out time for strategic priorities.
  • Habits. Developing a healthy rigour around stopping, thinking, planning and communicating.

Resisting the Noise (staying focused):

  • Increasing our capacity to deliver on the important priorities by reducing the distraction of low value email, requests and interruptions.
  • Letting go of low value self imposed work – i.e. – misplaced perfection, counter-productive control, etc.
  • Courageous conversations to manage expectations, build relationships and set a standard for our team.

Managing the details:

  • Organizing our tasks, follow-ups and other commitments to make smart choices, stay in control and prevent things from slipping through the cracks.
  • Using the task and contact features (for Outlook users).

Staying in control of our Inbox:

  • Setting up an effective folder system.
  • Using flags, Rules, search options effectively (for Outlook users)
  • Email netiquette that will save everyone time.

Managing Balance, Energy & Engagement:

  • Staying connected to personal values and goals. Being loud and clear on what’s in it for us.
  • Specific strategies to carve out more time for ourselves.

The Managing Me Action Plan:

  • Where do I most want to raise the bar?
  • How am I going to raise the bar?
  • What, specifically, am I committed to doing differently in the next 60 days?