Working through problems


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Working through problems

During the life of your project, you'll have to solve problems and make numerous decisions. One of the most valuable skills to develop is the ability to focus on the things that are most important. People sometimes confuse urgency with importance. A ringing phone is urgent, but the call might not be important. Stephen Covey, the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, uses a graph that categorizes the things that compete for your attention by importance, and urgency.

Because the items in each quadrant of the graph require a different approach, you start by gauging both the importance and urgency of each problem and decision you face. The first step is to determine whether the item is important. To assess importance, you can ask two questions. Does this decision or problem have a significant impact? Does the impact last for a long time? If the impact is significant and lasts a long time, the item is very important.

Suppose the general contractor wants you to choose the flo...

Working through problems
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Working through problems provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Bonnie Biafore as part of the Managing Small Projects

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