Dealing With Urgent But Not Important Tasks

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A Collection of Web Pages About Urgent But Not Important Tasks

Eisenhower’s Urgent/Important Principle – Time Management Skills

President Eisenhower’s Urgent/Important Principle identifies which tasks and activities you should focus on and which you should delegate or ignore.

Imagine that your boss has asked you to prepare an important presentation for the next board meeting…More at http://mindtools.com

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks | The Art of Manliness

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after another?

At the end of the day do you feel completely sapped and drained of energy, and yet can’t point to anything you accomplished of real significance?

Yes?

Then you, my friend, are probably confusing the urgent with the important…More at http://artofmanliness.com

Time Management Matrix by Stephen Covey – Urgent vs Important

The time management matrix, popularized by Steven Covey, is used for prioritizing projects and tasks to separate the important from the urgent.

When it comes to being efficient, Stephen Covey’s time management matrix makes it easy to figure out what you “need” to be doing with your time and attention.

Covey is the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and First Things First….More at http://sidsavara.com

Urgent vs. Important Tasks: What’s the Difference? [+ Best Practices] | Fluxes

Does it sound familiar? You get to work, turn on your computer, and a seemingly endless stream of emails welcomes you.

You start replying to them, hoping to cross this task off your list as soon as possible and get on with your day. But, the second you feel like you’ve caught up, you receive an answer to a previous email, and you’re back to square one…More at http://fluxes.com

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

If something is really important, block out a whole day.

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important?

You’re hardly alone. Several strategies can help. First, schedule important tasks, and give yourself way more time than you’ll probably need. For something really important, block out a whole day…More at http://hbr.org

Are You Doing Important Things or Urgent Things? – Craig Sroda | Intentional Living

Time is limited and valuable. Time is our only non-renewable resource we have as an individual so protecting it should be very important to us. I have been talking and mentoring others about protecting our time on important activities over the urgent for a long time.

This may be a hard concept to think about but time isn’t going to stop and now is the time to plan the 2018 important items you want to accomplish.

Do you have a system for prioritizing the right activities? I use the decision-making matrix as often as I can and need to make it a habit…More at http://craigsroda.com