Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Focusing with the Order of Offloading, part of Enhancing Your Productivity.
Your success at work depends in large part on your ability to be selective…with your activities.…Think of your success like a hot air balloon.…Every activity that you perform, whether it's valuable or not, is one more sandbag,…one more piece of weight to the balloon.…If you have your workday balloon loaded up with 15 or 20 different kinds of…activities, you're going to find it very hard to get off the ground.…If we can get your workday down to just four or five different activities, two…of those being your most valuable activities, then you're going to find it much…easier to succeed and increase your value per hour.…
But how can we trim these activities down, especially if you work for someone…else and it's expected that you perform these activities?…First, let's look at what not to do.…Most people when trying to get rid of activities follow what I call the order of abdication.…Abdication means to get rid of things, to give them away and hope that they…never come back again.…You're essentially just trying to toss it out the window and imagine that it doesn't exist.…
This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.
- Discovering your most valuable activities
- Focusing by offloading tasks that weigh you down
- Enhancing productivity around the office
- Eliminating distractions
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/03/2012. What changed?
A: This course was retitled, streamlined, and refined throughout, resulting in a slightly shorter runtime. We also added new graphics and a new welcome movie.