COVEY TIME/SELF MANAGEMENT

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					     Stephen Covey’s TIME (or Self) MANAGEMENT
Understanding the difference between what is important & what is urgent and the
following four quadrants can be a powerful tool in your time management. Urgent
things are the things that are in your face screaming, I must be done now!
Important things relate to quality work and quality of life issues that are not
necessarily urgent, but probably more important in getting control of your life and
work and relates more to your vision and goals. Quadrant 1 is the urgent and
important quadrant that we need to spend time in to be effective. These relate to
our crisis response of the things we must do now. Quadrant 2 is where we spend
little time but need to spend more. This is where we plan, prevent problems and
empower our self and others. Ignore these things, and we get more crisis to
respond to un quadrant 1. Build it, and we spend more time in control, balanced and
able to have a balanced schedule and perspective. Quadrant 3 is the urgent, but
not important quadrant. Things that are in your face so we spend time with them
when really if we assessed their importance to our work or life goals, they do not
warrant the time we spend. Quadrant 4 is the wasted quadrant where we
sometimes retreat because we are so burned out from doing too much in quadrant 1
& 3. Therefore, spending more time in Quadrant 2 can help us achieve balance,
vision and to meet our personal and professional goals.


                 URGENT                           NOT URGENT
    I    CRISES                       1       PREVENTION                       2
    M    PRESSING PROBLEMS                    RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
    P    DEADLINE – DRIVEN                    NEW OPPORTUNITIES
    O    COURT WORK                           PLANNING, RECREATION
    R    Time spent here leads to… Time spent here leads to…
    T    STRESS                               VISION, PERSPECTIVE
    A    BURNOUT                              BALANCE
         CRISIS MANAGEMENT                    DISCIPLINE
    N
         PUTTING OUT FIRES                    CONTROL, FEW CRISIS
    T
 NOT
         INTERRUPTIONS                3       TRIVIA/ BUSY WORK                  4
  I      SOME MTGS./REPORTS                   JUNK MAIL/SOME CALLS
  M      POPULAR ACTIVITIES                   TIME WASTERS
  P      CLOSE, PRESSING ISSUES               ESCAPE ACTIVITIES
  O      Time spent here leads to… Time spent here leads to… T
  R      SHORT-TERM FOCUS/ PLANS              IRRESPONSIBILITIY
  T      CRISIS MNGMT. FEW GOALS              FIRED FROM JOBS
  A      OUT OF CONTROL/VICTIM                PROCRASTINATION
         RELATIONSHIPS SHALLOW                DEPENDENCY
  N
  T

				
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