Growing. Succeeding. Staying Energized.
Priority Mapping: Getting focused, on track and aligned around our most important strategic priorities. (Intermediate range planning)
- Understanding the 5 Core principles of execution and how to apply them using Priority Mapping techniques.
- Creating a Priority Map. Translating our longer term strategic plans and priorities into meaningful, actionable, visible objectives for the next 30 days.
- The Priority Map Conversation. Building alignment with our Leader & Teams. Being confident about what is (and what is not) a priority for the month ahead.
Paying Priorities First (Daily/Weekly Planning):
- The 3 P’s of Paying Priorities First. Instead of waiting for some “free time” to work on our priorities:
- Plan: Smart strategies for pro-actively planning time to work on our strategic priorities.
- Protect: How to protect strategic time as much as possible from lower priority tangents and distractions. Creating windows of high quality “decontaminated” time.
- Practice: Developing consistent practices for stopping, thinking and doing our daily/ weekly planning.
- Four Steps to quickly and effectively prioritize incoming tasks, requests and issues.
Mastering the Mental Game – for higher engagement, increased resilience and better mental focus.
- A short & sweet introduction to applied mindfulness.
- Using B.R.A.C. (Basic Rest Activity Cycle) to maximize our energy and reduce burnout.
- Doing an “attention management” exercise to foster a positive, productive mindset.
- Balance. A highly practical exercise to help busy people carve out more time for themselves.
Resisting the Noise (staying focused):
- Reining in our default inclination to say “yes” to everything. A Five step process, including an awesome question toolkit, to help us say “no” without using the word “no”.
- Tips and best practices to reduce low value meeting time.
- Letting go of low value self imposed work – i.e. – misplaced perfection, counter-productive control, etc.
Mastering the details:
- Doing a task assessment to identify gaps/ opportunities in how we’re currently tracking tasks & follow-ups.
- Organizing our tasks, follow-ups and other commitments to make smart choices, stay in control and prevent things from slipping through the cracks.
- Reviewing digital and paper options for tracking tasks (includes using the task features for Outlook users).
Staying in control of our Inbox:
- A Four Step Process to help us filter and organize high volumes of email, keeping our inbox clean and less overwhelming.
- Using flags, Rules, search options effectively (for Outlook users)
- Email netiquette that will save everyone time.
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?