Do you spend your days “firefighting” – rushing from one urgent task to another?
Or, perhaps you have so many tasks competing for your attention that you don’t know where to begin.
If this sounds familiar, then you’re in good company. Former President Dwight Eisenhower is known to have remarked that “What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.”
Our article on the “Urgent/Important Matrix” looks at this in more detail, helping you prioritize your workload and manage your time more efficiently.
You can also find out more about this subject in our articles on The Action Priority Matrix, Prioritization, and From Reactive to Proactive Management. And take care to avoid developing Hurry Sickness!
Question: With all of us being encouraged to “work smarter,” how do you create space in your schedule for unforeseen crises? Join the discussion below.