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05/07/07
Behaviors: tips for task managing with limited time
Filed under: First Year on Job, Leadership
Posted by: BlogMaster @ 2:33 pm

Penelope Strunk developed a nice topic
on time management at her blog, entitled
10 tips for time management in a multitasking
world
.”

The “possibly related posts” mostly applaud
the MIT’s (that is most important tasks),
prioritizing, and email tips.  I like them, as well.

The idea I wish to convey, and they might be
similar to yours, in that several important
notions might also fit, if not trump some
items on the ‘time management list.’ 
They are:

- “volitional intent”-  doggedly pursue important
tasks.  Calling for less multi-tasking, more focus
-  you work for a boss:  Understand what is on his
radar screen that is urgent and important, classify
others on the scale for priority setting
-  plan based on achieving your personal long
term goals.  Do things that will create benefit–
        develop, improve, or maintain critical skills
        what will it take for you to achieve competency?
        should you partner with someone?
        how can you create win-win outcomes?
-  organize communications, using audience analysis,
impact design, and appropriate forms
-  on critical issues develop back-up plans. 

Thus, stating do MITs and prioritize without context
is less satisfying to me. 

Dan

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