21st Century Time Management

MANAGING MULTIPLE PRIORITIES
Accomplishing Results, Proactive Planning, Juggling Demands, Shifting Habits and Enhancing Relationships…
Today’s world of work demands that we all take greater personal control than ever before. Each of us must now not only be expert at what we do, but also expert at managing our work, our careers, our lives and our relationships with the people we work with.
Successful work & time management comes from 5 crucial skills:
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  • our ability to decide the relative priorities of competing demands in a given timeframe across multiple roles in a volatile and constantly shifting complex system;
  • our ability to manage our time in and outside work;
  • our ability to remain alert, flexible, and responsive in order to update and adapt our plans and take action
  • our Self-Mastery ~ our ability to understand our habits, to play to our strengths as much as we can, and then be ready and able to shift into better patterns of behaviour when we need to
  • our Social Intelligence (SQ) ~ our ability to communicate our needs and priorities with the people we work with, and to stay flexible and adaptive in our interactions to better match different people’s styles and preferences when we have to.


Which of these do you recognise?
☹ “I get too many interruptions during work demanding my full attention”
☹ “I waste a lot of time looking for people or information”
☹ “No matter how much extra time I put in there is always something urgent waiting for me”
☹ “I make great plans but seldom manage to carry them out”
☹ “I achieve a great deal at work but only at great expense to my personal life”
☹ “I’ve tried Time Management techniques before. It worked for a while but now I’m back to my old habits”

What’s particular about this programme?
Learning helpful techniques and models for managing our many priorities is a relatively straightforward business. However, this seldom leads to ‘real learning’ - the mastery of the skills needed to put these improvements into practice.
This programme aims to go beyond the usual dictates and ‘tricks’ of time management to help you to build and carry out a new plan of attack that can increases your likelihood of achieving what you want by optimising your strengths and preferred ways of working.
This programme draws from a mix of practical expertise in self-mastery, time management and communications for our 24/7 technology driven world to help build long-lasting solutions – building from your individual strengths and preferred ways of working to match whatever the demands and uncertainties you face from the world around you:
How to recognise and tap into your unique ‘natural’ strengths & preferred ways of thinking, planning, organising and communicating;
How to focus and develop the work habits that you personally need to be most engaged and productive;
How to choose and utilise the 21st century time management approaches best suited to you;
How to identity, stay more on top of and helpfully communicate your top priorities.

What might the programme include?
Part One: The Skills and Techniques of Independence (3 hours)
Stephen Covey’s 4 Essential Habits of Self-Management
Being Proactive ~ accomplishing results and enhancing relationships
Starting with the End In Mind ~ creating a compelling vision of what you want to achieve and make happen, and defining how you will know when you are being successful
Putting First Things First ~ 21st century prioritising across multiple roles in live complex systems
Sharpening the Saw ~ constant learning, adaptation and renewal
A technique for increasing your sense of being in control and examining beliefs about multi-tasking and what fuels our motivation, energy, and creativity
Recognising what ‘being in balance’ and ‘peak performance’ means for you
Increasing your productivity and likelihood of success by chunking down into bite-sized doable activities and then making deadlines and milestones
Shawn Achor’s ’20 Second Rule’ for making and maintaining the better habits and routines you plan to do

Part Two: The Skills and Techniques of Interdependence (3 hours)
Playing To Your Strengths ~ exploring the Character Strengths tool to enrich self-understanding about preferred ways of working, getting energised, communicating and making decisions. Specifically looking at the seven strengths research shows are crucial to our success – at work, in or lives and in our relationships.
Optimising Your Signature Strengths and balancing out your weakness and least preferred ways of working ~ understanding how you can build from your preferred ways of working to get closer to the conditions you need to be able to work at your best (and away from problematic conditions such as eliminating distractions when you need to be optimally engaged and ‘in flow’).
The fine and delicate art of great communications ~ communicating your own priorities and keeping people informed, aligning your plans with others’ needs and expectations, and being able to say ‘no’ when you need to
Managing Multiple Relationships ~ extending your repertoire of approaches for working successfully with different people and managing interruptions
Self-Mastery ~ identifying what you need to do differently, more and less to extend your repertoire and range of approaches for situations and relationships where your ‘natural’ style is not serving you well

SELF-MANAGEMENT
Defining what ‘being in balance’ means for you and how you can get (and keep) a better balance
Recognising Motivation and Work Pattern Preferences - what drives you forward and what holds you back
Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Successful People
Understanding 21st century prioritising: deciding relative worth of competing demands across multiple roles in a live complex system
PLANNING TOOLS
21st Century Proactivity: Accomplishing Results AND Enhancing Relationships
Holistic Planning for Success in All the Roles You Fill
Clarifying Goals and Identifying Priorities
Planning Time and Building in Proactive Activity
Increasing Efficiency from the Time Management Systems that Suit Your Preferred Style
Taking Action
COMMUNICATION TOOLS
9 Simple Tips for Effective Email Management
Assertive Communication
Managing Interruptions
Saying ‘no’ without harming the relationship
LEARNING TOOLS
Reviewing and Adapting Plans
Continuous Learning from Experience - building on success and changing unhelpful habits

Please contact us by clicking the link below if you want to explore your own in-house programme in Managing Multiple Priorities