Professional Effectiveness
Time Management
Aligning Goals and Priorities To Manage Time
Make The Time You Need: Get Organized
The Art of Staying Focused

Aligning Goals and Priorities to Manage Time

Course Number:
apd_08_a01_bs_enus
Lesson Objectives

Aligning Goals and Priorities to Manage Time

  • recognize how misaligned goals can result in a lack of clarity at work
  • sequence examples of the steps for using a goal alignment worksheet to align your goals with organizational goals
  • ask questions that will help you clarify your goals so you know what is important
  • identify some guiding principles that can help you prioritize your work effectively
  • match tasks to their appropriate level of urgency and importance as defined in a Priority Matrix
  • determine your goals and then prioritize your work tasks according to their importance and urgency

Overview/Description
Meeting targets and achieving goals consistently regardless of the business situation isn't easy. A big part of doing this successfully is managing time effectively. In this course, you'll learn why it's important to align your goals with your company's goals, and you'll learn how to do it with a goal alignment worksheet. You'll also learn how to ask questions to clarify goals, and how to establish and prioritize priorities based on these goals.

Target Audience
Anyone at any level in a company who wants to get some practical guidance for how to manage their time.

Make the Time You Need: Get Organized

Course Number:
apd_08_a02_bs_enus
Lesson Objectives

Make the Time You Need: Get Organized

  • recognize strategies for increasing productivity for social and analytical time management personalities
  • recognize productivity strategies suitable for driving or inspirational personality types
  • recognize techniques for dealing with time stealers
  • recognize techniques you can use to deal with people who are time stealers
  • sort key job tasks into macro and micro to-do lists
  • determine what action to take with your scheduled tasks after reassessing them as part of your regular check-ins
  • organize tasks using a time management system

Overview/Description
You don't have to manage your time, but the stress and potential for mistakes grows when you don't. To manage time, you need to be organized. In this course, you'll learn strategies for improving your productivity depending on what type of time management personality you have. You'll also learn how to deal with time stealers, create manageable to-do lists, and maintain an organized time management approach.

Target Audience
Anyone at any level in a company who wants to get some practical guidance for how to manage their time

The Art of Staying Focused

Course Number:
apd_08_a03_bs_enus
Lesson Objectives

The Art of Staying Focused

  • recognize tactics for avoiding procrastination and temptation and keeping focused
  • recognize tactics to beat fatigue and manage multitasking to maintain your focus
  • identify strategies for minimizing distractions in your environment
  • select the most effective response for declining a request
  • strategically adjust your focus in response to changing circumstances
  • recognize techniques for regaining focus
  • maintain your focus on a task despite internal and external challenges

Overview/Description
Even if you know what's important to do and have an organized time management routine, losing focus can stop your progress in its tracks. In this course, you'll learn strategies for dealing with focus challenges and distractions at work. You'll also explore ways of saying no, and consider ways in which you can adjust your focus in response to changing circumstances or emergencies. And you'll learn how to refocus when something causes you to lose focus.

Target Audience
Anyone at any level in a company who wants to get some practical guidance for how to manage their time.

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