The Eternal Question: What Do I Do Next?
We have goals (value to provide) that need to be completed. But there are so many of them, we don't know where to start.
We want to do the right work at the right time. We want to make sure we get the important work done.
We want to make sure we have the capacity to deal with the urgent when it arrives.
The Existential Lament: I Need To Prioritize My Work.
But how do I, with all my interruptions and unpredictable work, figure out what is the real priority?
How do I understand my context?
How do I let others know what I'm doing?
How can I get all my work done?
The Eureka Moment: Priority is achievable!
In this class, we examine 9 ways to look at our work. One is our default setting, the other 8 help us understand context, diffuse politics, heal relationships, and find the right work at the right time .
I have spent my career building large systems. From subways, to cities, to companies, to software, to skyscrapers. The movement of an idea from its first inception to completion excites me.
Human endeavor requires people, capital, sweat, and a lot of frustration, but it is rooted in a central belief that we can create something from nothing and make the world a better place in the process.
Prioritization, our daily work, goal setting, planning, how we set up our systems to achieve results: all these rest in our ability to learn, to respond elegantly to change, and collaborate.
These classes take everything from my experiences and provide real, tangible, and realistic avenues for change.
StartOur Default Technique: Stack Ranking (6:03)
StartTechnique 1: The Priority Filter (9:20)
StartTechnique 2: Complexity (11:01)
StartTechnique 3: Unknowns & Fear (7:48)
StartTechniques 4 & 5: Oldies But Goodies (5:40)
StartTechniques 6 & 7: All About Us / All About Me (7:08)
StartTechnique 8: Projects & Relationships (6:25)
Who should take this class?
When everything is a priority...nothing is a priority.
Prioritization isn't making a list, then ticking off tasks in order.
Prioritization is how we select the right work at the right time.
This class is designed for all of us who:
- struggle to see real priorities
- want to do the right work at the right time
- have competing goals and tasks
- desire a deeper understanding of the value we deliver
- lack clarity around what we are doing and why
- want more control over how and when we work
- need to communicate overload or alert others to a looming problem
… or are simply doing way too much.
We all want clarity, we all want to do the right thing.