Productivity
FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities™
Focus and execute top priorities.
THE CHALLENGE

 

When work effort isn't in sync with a person's life values and priorities, it's easy to be busy on less meaningful matters. Even technologies devised to mobilize and liberate can paralyze us in an avalanche of data and clutter. So instead of focusing on and responding proactively to what's truly important, employees become distracted and feel pressure to react to situations perceived as urgent.

The Solution

 

It's a true statement. When people's daily activities align with their highest priorities, they have a credible claim to better performance, higher achievement, and peace of mind. FranklinCovey's FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities™ workshop presents powerful principles that help participants identify and clarify their values, set goals, and plan weekly and daily in order to accomplish what counts. What's more, they gain an enduring, values-based foundation for everything they do.

 

 

About the Course

 

FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities™ is an engaging, one-day, facilitator-led workshop that helps employees learn how to clarify, focus on, and execute their highest priorities. Participants master the skills of planning their weeks and organizing their days so their time is spent on tasks that really matter. They discover how to clearly define goals and break them down into key tasks, eliminate unnecessary activities to reduce stress, balance work and life priorities, and master information management with a proven planning system.

 

Participants Will Learn to:

 

  • Understand the difference between urgent and important
  • Diagnose how productively you spend your time
  • Identify high-leverage activities-increase balance and productivity
  • Minimize and effectively manage crisis
  • Eliminate time wasters and other low priorities
  • Learn to say "no" to irrelevant and unimportant activities
  • Understand the power of focus
  • Identify your governing values
  • Learn a goal-setting process to set personal and professional goals
  • Implement a three-step weekly planning process
  • Build self-renewal into your life
  • Find balance between personal and professional demands
  • Understand how quality relationships drive high-quality results
  • Implement a three-step daily planning process

Core competencies for FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities include:

 

Core Competencies

Participants Will Learn to:

The Time Matrix,Productivity Pyramid
  • Understand the difference between urgent and important
  • Diagnose how productively you spend your time
  • Identify high-leverage activities-increase balance and productivity
  • Minimize and effectively manage crisis
  • Eliminate time wasters and other low priorities
  • Learn to say "no" to irrelevant and unimportant activities
  • Understand the power of focus
  • Identify your governing values
  • Learn a goal-setting process to set personal and professional goals
  • Implement a three-step weekly planning process
  • Build self-renewal into your life
  • Find balance between personal and professional demands
  • Understand how quality relationships drive high-quality results
  • Implement a three-step daily planning process
My Planning System
  • Understand the three keys to an effective planning system: integration, mobility, and personalization
  • Design a plan for integrating multiple planning tools-electronic and paper
  • Learn best practices for e-mail, voice# mail, interruptions, and procrastination
  • Use a filtering system to effectively manage incoming information
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