Last year, we hosted a workshop called "Managing Self and Others." Our talented trainer, Dr. Thomas Monaco, asked us to grab a pen. "Jot down all the tasks that occupied your time during the past week," he said.
"Next, divide your tasks into two categories: Urgent or Important."
How are we nonprofits spending most of our time? We're putting out fires and dealing with daily routines.
It's easy to get lost in the weeds. Sometimes, it's hard to tell if we're even making progress.
Many people swear by David Allen's Getting Things Done, for better time management and staying organized.
Peter Drucker has three requirements before investing resources in a new idea:
It's tempting to hope for a quick fix: Is there an app for that? Progress is usually more like a heavy industrial flywheel. It takes a big push to start it spinning. But with each spin, the momentum grows. According to Jim Collins, organizations that achieve greatness know how their small acts make a big difference.
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