Planning & Prioritizing for Change: Leaders Version

Virtual Programs

Planning & Prioritizing for Change
New tactics for the new game.

Planning & Prioritizing for Change: Leader’s Version
Strategic Focus. For ourselves and our teams.

Hybrid Team Productivity
Tactics to keep your hybrid team – remote & onsite – connected, engaged and productive.

Mastering the Mental Game of Resilience
Resilience. Energy. Mental Focus.

Your Work-from-Home Toolkit
Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the pitfalls of working from home.

How to Reduce Video Meeting Fatigue
For Greater Resilience and Increased Productivity.

Masterful Virtual Meetings
Making our Virtual Meetings Engaging & Productive.

Managing Expectations & Triaging Change
How to prioritize, and if necessary, diplomatically push back on some incoming demands on your time.

In Person Programs

Managing Me
Growing. Succeeding. Staying Energized.

Your Awesome Team Offsite
“Time well spent!”

Managing Me: Accelerated Leader’s Version
More time for Strategy, Leadership and Thinking.

Mastering the Mental Game
Engagement. Resilience. Mental Focus.

Taming the Email Monster
More Control. Less Stress.

Managing Me with Outlook (and OneNote)
Tools + Behaviours = Performance.

Masterful Meetings
Helping Everyone be more Productive.

Priority Mapping
Greater Execution on Strategy.

How to get out of the weeds and make more time for strategic priorities. 

Most people, when faced with change, uncertainty and pressure to go faster, plan less. Yet the productive, agile response is to stop, think and plan more. This highly interactive session will provide you with immensely practical planning strategies to help you rise above the weeds, better execute on strategic priorities and thrive in the new game of hybrid work and constant change.

This virtual workshop is provided in a 90-120 minute format.

Priority Mapping (intermediate planning).

  • Stopping, thinking and adjusting for change. Reconciling changing priorities with long term strategy and direction. Making thoughtful (not reactive) choices about what is and what is not a priority for the month ahead.
  • Creating a Priority Map. Translating our strategic priorities and leadership intentions into clear, meaningful, actionable objectives for the month ahead.
  • How to use Powerful Aligning Questions to support ourselves and our team in knowing where to focus our efforts.  

Paying Priorities First (weekly/daily planning).

  • Proactively planning for connect time. Instead of hoping that “connecting” will happen spontaneously (it won’t) we need to plan for connect time with our teams – it’s critical for psychological safety, collaboration, and engagement.  
  • Time blocking for Leaders. How to apply smart strategies to proactively carve out time for developing your team and other strategic priorities. (instead of waiting for a “good time”, when there’s nothing else to do, and no more change or uncertainty.)
  • (Optional) Planning your work-at-home day. How to stay resilient, connected and productive while working at home.

Triaging change. How to prioritize, and if necessary push back on, incoming tasks, requests and issues.

  • How to “resist the noise” of technology (email, IM, Social Media) and create small windows of high quality, undistracted time for deep work.
  • Good questions and other strategies to help us deliver a diplomatic, positive push back on some lower priority requests (with a focus on helping leaders negotiate & reduce meeting time).
Doug Heidebrecht


I help teams and individuals do more with less, reduce stress and carve out more time for their true priorities.