Managing Me

Growing. Succeeding. Staying Energized.

Managing Me is a personal productivity program that helps teams and individuals handle changing workloads, stay energized and carve out more time for their true priorities. Case studies, exercises and games make this a highly engaging and immensely practical workshop.

This workshop can be facilitated in a half day, ¾ day, full day or two half day format

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?
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